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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 helps client employers proactively manage employees to ensure legal compliance. She does so without losing sight of each client’s unique business goals and culture. Before becoming an attorney, Jenna cut her teeth managing employees for a retailer as a field supervisor. Because of that experience, she understands that seemingly simple employment laws often have significant impacts and unintended consequences on day-to-day business operations. Not every accommodation is reasonable. Sometimes a risky adverse employment action is necessary. Jenna listens to understand and works with clients to find the right path for each problem presented.

Jenna works with her clients to build strong policies, training and supporting documentation to get the best from employees and comply with the law. She partners with her clients to thoughtfully respond to HR issues as they come up and develop strategies to mitigate risk. Sometimes all that proactive work and problem solving just isn’t enough to avoid a lawsuit or an agency charge. Jenna also defends employers when they are hit with a lawsuit or agency charge. She defends lawsuits and agency charges in state and federal court and before state agencies and the EEOC.

Jenna is recognized by clients and peers alike for being responsive, practical and personable. As Chambers USA reports, Jenna "attracts plaudits from an array of sources, who describe her as ‘responsive, practical, succinct and personable' as well as 'intelligent and sophisticated in her approach.'"

Representative Experience

Counseling

Provides 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

Defends employer in single-plaintiff claims for wrongful termination, retaliation, and discrimination; has defended employer in multi-plaintiff claims for religious discrimination; and WARN Act claim. (Ongoing)

National big box home improvement chain

Defends employer in single-plaintiff claims of wrongful termination, retaliation, and discrimination for national retail chain. (Ongoing)

National grocery chain

Provides ongoing advice and counsel regarding employment relations issues and defend or manage agency charges and litigation when they arise. (Ongoing)

National financial institution

Acts as coordinating counsel for agency charges nationally and manage single-plaintiff litigation in Oregon and Washington. (Ongoing)

Various local restaurant clients

Provides ongoing advice and counsel regarding important employment issues, including those unique to the industry, like tip-pooling and predictive scheduling. (Ongoing)

Various vineyard and winery clients

Provides ongoing advice and counsel regarding employment relations issues. (Ongoing)

Various local physician clinics

Provides ongoing advice and counsel regarding employment relations issues, physician contracting issues and defend litigation and agency charges as they arise. (Ongoing)

Professional & Community Activities

  • Chair, 2018-2020; Board of Directors, 2009-present – Friends of the Children
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Committee Member, Fundraising Campaign, Multnomah CourtCare, 2007-2015
  • Federal Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Professional Recognition

  • Recognized as a "Flex Success Award" honoree, Diversity & Flexibility Alliance, 2016
  • 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, 2011-2018
  • Named as one of the "Best Lawyers in America" by Best Lawyers, 2014-present 
  • Selected to "Oregon Rising Stars," 2011-2012; and "Oregon Super Lawyers"  in Employment & Labor, Thomson Reuters, 2013-2018
"Responsive, practical, succinct, and personable." -Chambers USA 2018
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