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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

MooneyJenna
Partner
T503.778.5305
F503.778.5299

Jenna Mooney is an employment law litigator and counselor. She defends employers in wage and hour, wrongful discharge, and discrimination matters, and litigates trade secret and noncompetition cases. In addition to Jenna’s extensive litigation experience, she also 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.

Jenna is recognized as a leading lawyer by such highly regarded directories as Chambers USA, which quoted a client as saying she is "smart, fast and responsible."

Representative Experience

Counseling

Providing ongoing counseling services on day-to-day employment relations issues to local and national clients. Jenna also prepares customized training sessions for managers and supervisors on a wide range of topics to help clients mitigate potential liability. (Ongoing)

International security solutions company

Defending single-plaintiff claims for wrongful termination, retaliation, and discrimination; multi-plaintiff claims for religious discrimination; and WARN Act claim. (2011-Ongoing)

National big box home improvement chain

Defending single-plaintiff claims of wrongful termination, retaliation, and discrimination for national retail chain. (2011-Ongoing)

Shultz v. Horizon Air Industries Inc.

Represented this leading airline against claims by a flight attendant who was part of the union alleging retaliation and wrongful discharge. The case was completely dismissed prior to discovery.

Debay v. Whole Foods

Represented this leading specialty grocery market against intentional interference with economic relations, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and whistleblower claims. Motions to dismiss intentional interference and economic relations claims granted and upheld by Court of Appeals.

Hardman v. Cemex

Representing this 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.

Represented this premiere transportation and translation company in wage and hour claims related to alleged unpaid overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act and Oregon wage statutes. The case was dismissed. (D. Or. 2011)

Topping v. Wilshire Credit Corporation

Defended this lending company 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

Represented this major financial institution in a wage and hour case. Our motion to dismiss and to compel arbitration was granted. (D. Or. 2008)

Huff v. adidas America, Inc.

Defended this major athletic manufacturer 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
  • Board of Directors, Multnomah Bar Foundation
  • 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, 2011-2016
  • 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
"She is an expert at her work and has a practical approach to law." -Chambers USA 2016