Jennifer Yanni has spent the entirety of her legal career litigating labor and employment issues. She began her practice representing plaintiffs against national corporations and second-chaired an arbitration that resulted in a six-figure award in a rare reverse-discrimination suit. For the past five years, she has represented employers on a wide range of labor and employment issues. She has defended employers in a variety of industries in cases involving discrimination on the basis of race, sex, and disability; wage and hour disputes involving claims of unpaid overtime, meal breaks, and rest breaks; and consulting issues to clients on fair employment practices.
Ms. Yanni also represents employers in Health and Safety. She has advised employers on safety, risk management, and Cal/OSHA regulations. She has represented employers in investigations, appeals of citations, and enforcement proceedings by Cal/OSHA. She prepares and reviews written safety policies and procedures for employers in the construction, entertainment, healthcare, and management industries. She has developed and presented to employers on a wide range of safety-related issues, including workplace violence in the healthcare industry, fall protection, and legislative developments. For an employer that is the target of a Cal/OSHA inspection, Ms. Yanni provides representation from the start of the inspection through settlement or litigation.
Ms. Yanni graduated from the UCLA School of Law with an emphasis on Critical Race Studies. While attending law school, Ms. Yanni served as the Co-Chair of the Immigration Law Society, worked for the California Innocence Project, and served as a member of the UCLA Moot Court Executive Board. She also worked for the Orange County District Attorney’s Office as a Certified Law Extern. Ms. Yanni currently volunteers for the Public Law Center, offering pro bono legal services to members of the community on immigration-related issues.