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Jennifer L. Anderson

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Jennifer Anderson is an employment litigator focusing on wage and hour compliance and litigation, having represented employers in more than 200 Fair Labor Standards Act cases, including more than 50 class and/or collective actions.

Professional Biography

Overview

Ms. Anderson represents publicly traded and private companies in a variety of industries, including banking, financial services, and health care. She has particular experience advising and defending energy clients, including oil and gas drilling and production-related services companies.

Ms. Anderson also defends employers and management before state and federal administrative bodies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). She serves as lead counsel in the arbitration and litigation of labor and employment disputes at the trial and appeal levels under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and similar state and federal laws governing employment discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. Her litigation experience also includes representing employers in breach of contract, non-competition, non-solicitation, and employment-related tort claims.

Ms. Anderson regularly counsels clients on compliance with labor and employment laws and on the development and administration of sound policies and practices to minimize disputes and litigation. She drafts and enforces non-competition and non-solicitation agreements and provides day-to-day advice regarding the handling of personnel matters. She provides customized employer training programs to educate business leaders, human resources professionals, and managers on legal considerations and best practices, and speaks and writes publicly on many aspects of labor and employment law.

Professional Honors & Activities
  • Listed since 2007 in Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers in the area of Labor & Employment
  • Listed since 2009 in Louisiana Super Lawyers, Employment & Labor
  • AV ® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in the areas of Employment Law – Management and Labor Law – Management (2019)
  • Co-editor – Louisiana Employment Law Letter, Employers Counsel Network
  • Member – Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Member – State Bar of Texas
Civic Appointments
  • Board of Directors – Cat Haven, Inc.
  • Advisory Board – Louisiana State University, Louisiana Sea Grant Law & Policy Program 
  • Magnolia Community Services
    • Governor Emeritus (2017 – present) 
    • Board of Governors (2002 – 2016)
    • Chairperson (2006 – 2008)
Publications
  • "Department of Labor Proposes Increasing Minimum Exempt Pay Levels," Labor & Employment Client Alert (March 2019)
  • "Court Tosses Case Filed by Employee Fired Over Anti-LGBT Facebook Rant," Louisiana Employment Law Letter (February 2018)
  • "Plug Pulled on ADA, FMLA Cases, But Only After a Long Slog Through the Courts," Louisiana Employment Law Letter (June 2017)
  • Co-author – "DOL Goes for Round Two in Battle Over Salary Hike," Labor & Employment Client Alert (December 2016)
  • Co-author – "Obama Appointee Trumps Implementation of DOL's Salary Hike," Labor & Employment Client Alert (November 2016)
  • "Crisis Management: Weathering the Storm," Disaster Preparedness & Recovery Client Alert (September 2016)
  • Co-author – "Louisiana: Employee's Race, National Origin Claims Survive Despite Dishonesty," Louisiana Employment Law Letter (October 2015)
  • "What Independent Contractors and Dodo Birds May Soon Have in Common," Labor & Employment Client Alert (July 2015)
  • Co-author – "Louisiana Radio Station Can't Shake Off Age Discrimination Claim," Louisiana Employment Law Letter (May 2015)
  • Co-author – "Louisiana Court Gives College a Lesson in Discrimination," Louisiana Employment Law Letter (March 2015)
  • Co-author – "Bad Apples 101: Dealing with Difficult Employees," Louisiana Employment Law Letter (August 2014)
  • Co-author – "Sex, Drinking, and Jury Duty: Fired for Unprofessional Conduct," Louisiana Employment Law Letter (August 2014)
  • "Federal Contractor Minimum Wage Hike Imminent," Labor & Employment Client Alert (June 2014)
  • "DOL's Expansion of Overtime Pay – Update," Labor & Employment Client Alert (June 2014)
  • "Obama Will Move to Expand Overtime Pay, Narrow FLSA Exemptions," Labor & Employment Client Alert (March 2014)

Awards

Industries

Education

  • Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center, J.D., 1995
  • Louisiana State University in Shreveport, B.A., 1990

Admissions

  • Louisiana 
  • Texas
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Northern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico

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