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Jennifer L. Mora

Senior Counsel

Los Angeles - Century City
Direct: (310) 201-9278
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Jennifer Mora is senior counsel in the Labor & Employment Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s Los Angeles office and a key member of the firm’s Workplace Compliance Solutions Group. Her practice is focused on the delivery of proactive, pragmatic solutions that help clients avoid litigation and develop internal compliance initiatives. Ms. Mora focuses on advising employers concerning various employment-related issues, including compliance with California and federal anti-discrimination, anti-harassment and leave laws, and other human resources practices, as well as negotiating and documenting employment and severance agreements.  She also counsels clients on their employment policies, and performs trainings on all aspects of employment conduct, including California-mandated sexual harassment training, discrimination training, and training on the interplay between the Americans with Disabilities Act and state and federal leave laws.  In addition, Ms. Mora advises employers on hiring and termination decisions and handling performance deficiencies and evaluations.

Ms. Mora interned at the National Labor Relations Board and since that time has developed a deep expertise in traditional labor law matters, including Board litigation, collective bargaining, discharge and contract interpretation arbitrations, strikes, elections, and Section 301 litigation.

In addition, Ms. Mora has extensive experience in:

  • Advising employers and consumer reporting agencies on the intersection of federal and state background check laws, including the Fair Credit Reporting and state law equivalents, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, state and local ban the box laws and other laws impacting employment-purposed background checks
  • Advising clients on federal and state drug-free workplace and drug-testing issues, including compliance with Department of Transportation-mandated programs
  • Defending employers in state and federal courts with a focus on litigating disability and failure to accommodate claims

Prior to joining Seyfarth Shaw, she focused her practice exclusively on representing and defending employers on a wide range of labor and employment matters and has been doing so her entire career.

Jennifer Mora is senior counsel in the Labor & Employment Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s Los Angeles office and a key member of the firm’s Workplace Compliance Solutions Group. Her practice is focused on the delivery of proactive, pragmatic solutions that help clients avoid litigation and develop internal compliance initiatives. Ms. Mora focuses on advising employers concerning various employment-related issues, including compliance with California and federal anti-discrimination, anti-harassment and leave laws, and other human resources practices, as well as negotiating and documenting employment and severance agreements.  She also counsels clients on their employment policies, and performs trainings on all aspects of employment conduct, including California-mandated sexual harassment training, discrimination training, and training on the interplay between the Americans with Disabilities Act and state and federal leave laws.  In addition, Ms. Mora advises employers on hiring and termination decisions and handling performance deficiencies and evaluations.

Ms. Mora interned at the National Labor Relations Board and since that time has developed a deep expertise in traditional labor law matters, including Board litigation, collective bargaining, discharge and contract interpretation arbitrations, strikes, elections, and Section 301 litigation.

In addition, Ms. Mora has extensive experience in:

  • Advising employers and consumer reporting agencies on the intersection of federal and state background check laws, including the Fair Credit Reporting and state law equivalents, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, state and local ban the box laws and other laws impacting employment-purposed background checks
  • Advising clients on federal and state drug-free workplace and drug-testing issues, including compliance with Department of Transportation-mandated programs
  • Defending employers in state and federal courts with a focus on litigating disability and failure to accommodate claims

Prior to joining Seyfarth Shaw, she focused her practice exclusively on representing and defending employers on a wide range of labor and employment matters and has been doing so her entire career.

Education

  • J.D., Seattle University, cum laude (2001)

  • B.A., California State University, Stanislaus (1996)

Admissions

  • California
  • Oregon
  • Washington

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth and District of Columbia Circuits
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern, Southern, and Central Districts of California
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon
  • U.S. District Court for the Western and Central Districts of Washington

Affiliations

  • National Association of Professional Background Screeners
  • Pubic Counsel - Leadership Council

Presentations

  • "California Employment Legislative Update—What’s Coming in 2018?," Webinar, presented by Seyfarth Shaw LLP (November 1, 2017)
  • “Addressing Complex Employment Relationships in Background Checks,” National Association of Professional Background Screeners, Mid-Year Legislative Conference (March 2017)
  • “Why You Should Screen Your Workforce and How To Do It Lawfully,” Webinar, presented by BrightTALK (February 1, 2017)
  • “Background Screening: Identifying the Trends and Challenges Facing Employers in the Year Ahead,” Webinar, presented by Hire Image (January 25, 2017)
  • “Legal Landscape for CRAs and Employers: Courts, Administrative Agencies, and Legislatures Make Compliance More Challenging than Ever,” National Association of Professional Background Screeners, Annual Conference (September 2016)
  • “Navigating the Maze of Ban-The-Box and Other New Laws Restricting Employment Screening,” Webinar, presented by National Association of Professional Background Screeners (April 2016)
  • “What Does the ‘Ban-The-Box Movement’ Really Mean for Employers and Consumer Reporting Agencies?” Webinar, presented by National Association of Professional Background Screeners (July 2015)
  • “Recent Developments for CRAs and Employers: The Legal Landscape Becomes More Treacherous Than Ever,” Webinar, presented by National Association of Professional Background Screeners (April 2015)

Publications

Accolades

  • 2017 JD Supra Top Author
  • Nominated, National Outstanding Young Lawyer Award, Young Lawyers Division, American Bar Association (2009)