Jaclyn A. Simi

Associate || San Diego

Jaclyn focuses her practice on representing employers in federal and state court litigation involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, unfair competition, and wage and hour claims. She also represents employers in administrative hearings and counsels employers on a broad spectrum of day-to-day employment matters, including employee discipline, terminations, leaves of absence, and wage and hour issues. In addition, she assists employers in drafting policies, employee handbooks and employment-related agreements to ensure compliance with California and federal law while also serving the employer’s individual business needs. Jaclyn has experience drafting international employment agreements, equity compensation plans, student/staff interaction polices, and employer training materials.

Jaclyn’s employment experience also encompasses Native American tribes and tribal-affiliated clients. She has researched employment and lending laws’ applicable to tribal employers and drafted employment, arbitration, and settlement agreements for tribal clients. In law school, Jaclyn was the president of California Western’s Native American Law Students Association and is a member of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma.

Prior to joining her prior firm, Jaclyn was the recipient of the firm’s Winter 2012 Native American Internship. She has also been a Labor Law research assistant for Professor Ruben J. Garcia at California Western School of Law and worked in Employee Deferred Compensation for the County of San Diego’s Treasurer/Tax Collector.  Prior to attending law school, Jaclyn worked for the San Diego Padres Baseball Club and NBC Universal.

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Admittance to Practice

Professional Activities

  • San Diego County Bar Association – Labor & Employment and Civil Litigation sections
  • Lawyers Club of San Diego – Equality and Action Committee, past member of Diverse Women’s Committee and Networking Events Committee
  • Native American Lawyers Association of San Diego, past member of Board of Directors
  • American Indian Chamber of Commerce of California, member
  • American Bar Association – Labor & Employer Law and Litigation sections
  • Animal Protection and Rescue League – Volunteer
  • North County Lifeline – Certified Mediator
  • International Municipal Lawyers Association


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