Jesse C. Ferrantella

Associate || San Diego

Jesse Ferrantella is an associate in the San Diego office of Ogletree Deakins. He represents employers in all aspects of employment law, including wage-and-hour law, employment discrimination, retaliation, harassment, and claims brought under California’s Private Attorneys General Act.  His practice includes a strong emphasis on defending employers in class and representative actions.

Jesse’s practice involves all aspects of litigation in state and federal court, including presenting argument on motions, preparing dispositive motions, and working on appeals  and amici briefing before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, California Supreme Court, and California Court of Appeal.  He has been a part of litigation teams that have secured dismissal of class allegations, defeated class certification, obtained reversal and dismissal of claims on appeal, and obtained favorable summary judgment rulings.

Jesse also advises employers on all aspects of labor and employment law, including a strong focus on compliance with wage-and-hour law and California’s leave provisions. He has also authored several articles regarding significant developments in whistleblower retaliation law under the Sarbanes Oxley and Dodd-Frank Acts.

Prior to entering private practice, Jesse served as a law clerk to the Honorable Richard Clark at the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Administrative Law Judges. During law school, he served as an Articles Editor for the Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law. He also externed with the Honorable Stephen Reinhardt of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Jesse has served as defense counsel in significant California and nationwide employment matters. Recent results include:


Admittance to Practice

Professional Activities

  • San Diego County Bar Association (Labor & Employment Section)
  • American Bar Association (Labor & Employment Division)



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