Jennifer has been practicing employment law since she graduated law school in 1996. For years she actively litigated cases involving matters of labor and employment law in state and federal courts throughout the country; now, as a partner at Smith Moore, she draws upon that experience as she counsels employers regarding varied employment matters and policies. She has served clients in a variety of industries, including technology, retail, health care, manufacturing, financial services, cellular services, and publishing.
Jennifer is admitted to practice in all Georgia courts; the United States District Courts for the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia; the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals; and the United States Supreme Court. She has also litigated in numerous other state and federal courts on a pro hac vice basis.
Prior to forming Smith Moore Attorneys LLC, Jennifer practiced labor and employment law from 2000 to 2008 at Jones Day’s Atlanta office, and from 2008 to 2012 at FSB FisherBroyles. Prior to joining Jones Day, Jennifer practiced labor and employment law for three and a half years with a boutique Atlanta law firm, where she focused on defending and advising both public and private employers throughout the country. From 1998 to 2000, Jennifer also served as an adjunct professor of legal research, writing, and appellate advocacy at the Emory University School of Law.
Jennifer is a frequent speaker and has co-authored numerous articles on current issues in labor and employment law, including sexual harassment, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, violence in the workplace, and discipline and discharge. She is an active member of several bar associations, as well as their corresponding labor and employment law section.