JUNE 16, 2022 – Jenna Mooney, a partner in the Portland office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP and co-chair of the firm's Employment Services Group, has been named one of 50 Women Leaders by International Employment Lawyer. The inaugural list aims to recognize the leading female partners practicing labor and employment law worldwide.
"Jenna is an extraordinary asset to her clients," said Mark Berry, who serves as practice co-chair with Mooney. "We are thrilled to see her receive this well-earned global recognition."
Mooney works with her clients to build strong policies, training, and supporting documentation to get the best from employees and comply with the law. She helps clients thoughtfully respond to HR issues and develop strategies to mitigate risk. In the event of lawsuits or agency charges, Mooney also defends her clients in state and federal courts and before state agencies and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
"My work experience before practicing law was managing people and I loved it," Mooney told International Employment Lawyer in an interview. "I became an employer-side employment lawyer because it is a practice area that allows me to help clients meet their business needs, and also manage people effectively and fairly, and within the law."
Mooney co-leads a team that includes 100 lawyers in more than half-dozen offices around the country. The team was recently ranked by Chambers USA as one of the top labor and employment groups nationwide.
Mooney's many previous accolades include being named Portland's 2021 "Lawyer of the Year" in Employment & Labor Litigation by U.S. News and Best Lawyers and a 2019 "Woman of Influence" by the Portland Business Journal. She has been included in Chambers USA's list of "America's Leading Lawyers for Business" in Labor & Employment (Oregon) for more than a decade.
About Davis Wright Tremaine
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is an AmLaw 100 law with more than 550 lawyers serving clients across the U.S. and around the world. The firm has one of the largest employment practice teams in the country.