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Admitted to Practice

  • Washington, 2003
  • Oregon, 1999
  • U.S. District Court District of Oregon
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Washington
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit

Jenna L. Mooney


Jenna Mooney is an employment law counselor and litigator. She defends employers in wage and hour, wrongful discharge, and discrimination matters, and litigates trade secret and noncompetition cases. Jenna helps employers proactively develop and maintain best practices, and trains managers and employees regarding a range of issues, including diversity, harassment and other key topics. She frequently speaks on retaining and managing employees, discrimination in the workplace, wage and hour law, and other issues related to employment law.

Representative Experience


Provide ongoing counseling services on day-to-day employment relations issues to Portland-based and fast-growing organic foods company. (Ongoing)

Debay v. Whole Foods

Successfully moved to dismiss intentional interference with economic relations and intentional infliction of emotional distress claims, with dismissal upheld by Court of Appeals. Whistleblower litigation is ongoing.

Hardman v. Cemex

Representing Cemex, global building supply company, in defense of workers compensation retaliation lawsuit. (Ongoing)

Hilde v. Pinnacle Healthcare, et al.

Represented defendant on breach of an employment contract claim. Summary judgment granted. (2011)

Nolan v. Transcend Services, Inc.

Summary judgment granted on overtime claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act and Oregon wage statutes, and case dismissed. (D. Or. 2011)

Topping v. Wilshire Credit Corporation

Defended Wilshire Credit against claims alleging sexual orientation discrimination, hostile work environment, retaliation, and breach of employment contract. All claims dismissed at summary judgment. (2010)

Johnson v. Bank of America

Motion to dismiss and compel arbitration granted in wage and hour case. (D. Or. 2008)

Workers compensation and retaliation claim for national retailer

Defended large global retailer in a workers' compensation and retaliation claim. Won on summary judgment on most claims and successfully settled others in favor of client. (D. Or. 2007)

Stockamp & Associates Inc. v. Accretive Health

Represented Accretive Health in theft of trade secrets case. Case settled in favor of Accretive after filing dispositive motions. (D. Or. 2006)

Huff v. adidas America, Inc.

Defended adidas America against Title VII claims alleging racial discrimination, hostile work environment, retaliation, defamation, wrongful termination and breach of employment contract. All claims dismissed at summary judgment and affirmed by 9th Circuit. (9th Cir. 2004)

Professional & Community Activities

  • Board of Directors, Friends of the Children, 2009-present
  • Committee Member, Fundraising Campaign, Multnomah CourtCare, 2007-present
  • Owen M. Panner American Inn of Court, 2006-present
  • Member, 2000-2003; Chair, 2002 – Young Lawyer Society Pro Bono Committee, Multnomah Bar AssociationLitigation Section; Employment and Labor Section – Oregon State Bar
  • Federal Bar Association
  • American Bar Association 

Professional Recognition

  • Named Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, 2014
  • Named as one of "America's Leading Lawyers for Business" in Labor & Employment (Oregon) by Chambers USA, 2011-2015
  • Named as one of the "Best Lawyers in America" by Best Lawyers, 2013 
  • Selected to "Oregon Rising Stars," 2011-2012; and "Oregon Super Lawyers"  in Employment & Labor, Thomson Reuters, 2013-2015
  • Young Lawyer Society Award, Multnomah County Bar Association
DWT recognized by chambers USA, read release