Jennifer Palmer advises clients in civil litigation and arbitration matters, with particular focus on employment disputes. She defends employers against claims alleging discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, violation of wage and hour statutes, and breach of contract. She represents employers in matters arising from non-competition, non-solicitation and confidentiality agreements. Jennifer also assists employers with internal investigations and complying with state and federal statutes, including, but not limited to, the ADA, FMLA, Equal Pay Act, Pregnancy Discrimination Act, Sarbanes-Oxley and Title VII.
In addition, Jennifer has extensive experience handling complex commercial litigation, including intellectual property, securities fraud, breach of contract and bankruptcy matters. She has also successfully represented claimants and respondents in international arbitration proceedings under the auspices of the International Chamber of Commerce and the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes.
After law school, Jennifer served as a judicial clerk to the honorable Charles P. Sifton of the United States District Court in the Eastern District of New York. She is fluent in French and Spanish.
Defended numerous employment claims filed against major international telecommunications company, including multiple Title VII discrimination and retaliation claims, ADEA discrimination claims, and ERISA claims for disability benefits
Defended major international telecommunications company in action for copyright infringement and misappropriation of trade secrets
Represented private equity firm in bankruptcy trial involving mezzanine finance litigation scheme and successfully obtained dismissal of improperly filed bankruptcy petition
Obtained dismissal of securities fraud action arising out of collateralized debt obligations on behalf of major international bank
Defended major international pharmaceutical company in securities fraud action based on new drug FDA approval process
Represented Latin American respondent consortium in an International Chamber of Commerce arbitration involving a dispute under a sales agreement
Represented art collector in proceedings for New York discovery in connection with art fraud proceedings in France and Norway
Successfully obtained asylum and VAWA cancellation of removal status for three pro bono clients
"When is an Arbitration Award Actually Final,"National Law Journal, May 31, 2010
"Behind the Veil: An American Legal Perspective on the European Headscarf Debate,"American Journal of Comparative Law, 2006
The Legal Aid Society's Pro Bono Publico Award, 2012
Sanctuary for Families' Above & Beyond Pro Bono Award, 2008
St. Mark's Episcopal Church of New Canaan, Children's Choirs Coordinator
St. Mark's Episcopal Church of New Canaan, Search Committee Member; Director of Music Ministry, 2018