Jennifer Rusie represents management in the area of labor and employment law with an emphasis on employment litigation, including cases involving Title VII, the ADAAA, ADEA, FMLA, FLSA, common law wrongful termination, and restrictive covenants. Additionally, approximately half of Jennifer’s practice is devoted to Title III of the ADA – both architectural issues and website accessibility. In addition to representing and counseling employers in labor and employment matters, Jennifer represents companies in general litigation matters ranging from Tennessee Consumer Protection Act claims to contract disputes and claims of fraudulent misrepresentation. Jennifer has extensive experience investigating and litigating issues of sexual harassment in the workplace. Additionally, Jennifer’s practice regularly involves advising employers on the topic of payroll cards and ensuring compliance with state and federal regulations in this emerging area of law.
Ms. Rusie is a frequent speaker on topics relating to all types of employment issues and works with clients on preventive strategies to avoid discrimination, retaliation and other employment claims. Ms. Rusie has been practicing law since graduating from NYU School of Law in 2003. She joined Ogletree Deakins in 2006 after practicing in the area of general commercial litigation, and was elected to shareholder status in 2012.
Ms. Rusie is the co-chair of the Labor and Employment Section of the Nashville Bar Association, and is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the Lawyers Association for Women. Ms. Rusie was elected to become a Fellow of the Nashville Bar Foundation in 2015.