Jessie M. Brown advises and represents employers in all areas of labor and employment law. She focuses her practice on litigation and counseling in areas including:

  • The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Wage and hour compliance
  • Class and collective action claims
  • Employee handbooks, policies and procedures
  • Employment discrimination

Jessie has experience defending home care and hospitality employers against complex class and collective action lawsuits involving overtime, misclassification, and other wage-related issues. She also assists companies in responding to wage and hour investigations by the U.S. Department of Labor. In addition to her litigation practice, Jessie regularly advises clients on a wide variety of proactive compliance measures related to employment law. 

Jessie served as a judicial clerk for Hon. William M. Acker, Jr. of the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama, and as a judicial intern for Hon. Mary Grace Diehl of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Georgia. In addition, she clerked for a law firm in Atlanta, was a legal writing teaching assistant, and was the Executive Symposium Editor of the Emory Law Journal

Professional & Community Affiliations


Labor and Employment Law Section

Georgia Bar Association



International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation



Street Law

Emory University School of Law



Recipient, Dean's Award

Emory University School of Law


Recipient, National Merit Scholarship

University of Chicago

News, Analysis & Press

Preparing Home Care Agencies to Defend Against Increase Wage and Hour Litigation

The Florida Home Care Connection

Summer/Fall 2016

Ghostwriting and the Erie Doctrine: Why Federalism Calls for Respecting States’ Treatment of Ghostwriting

21 The Prof. Law. 217



  • J.D., Emory University School of Law, 2013With Honors
  • B.A., University of Chicago, 2010


  • French

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