Jessica M. Bocchinfuso

Associate || Philadelphia

Jessica M. Bocchinfuso is an Associate in the firm’s Philadelphia office.  Ms. Bocchinfuso represents employers in a wide range of labor and employment matters, including litigation involving allegations of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wage and hour issues in state and federal court, arbitrations, and before administrative agencies.

Ms. Bocchinfuso has significant experience defending employers in claims brought under Title VII, Section 1981, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act, the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, and many other federal and state labor and employment laws.  Ms. Bocchinfuso also regularly counsels employers regarding compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and strategies for avoiding and minimizing litigation.

Ms. Bocchinfuso graduated magna cum laude from the Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law in 2012 and was a member of the Temple Law Review.  Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Bocchinfuso served three years as a law clerk to the Honorable Mitchell S. Goldberg of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.  Ms. Bocchinfuso received her B.A. from Arcadia University in 2009, graduating summa cum laude.

Learn more about Jessica M. Bocchinfuso
  • Represents clients in employment law matters before federal and state courts, administrative agencies, and arbitrators.
  • Counsels employers in employment and human resources matters, such as hiring and discharge, and compliance with federal and state law.
  • As law clerk to the Honorable Mitchell S. Goldberg, assisted Judge Goldberg with resolving motions and drafting opinions in numerous cases, including employment and civil rights litigation.
  • Has successfully secured dismissal of claims through motions to dismiss, preliminary objections, and summary judgment in both state and federal court.
  • Counsels employers on novel workplace issues relating to LGBT employees and employee use of medical marijuana.

Education

  • J.D., magna cum laude, Temple University, 2012
  • B.A., summa cum laude, Arcadia University, 2009

Admittance to Practice

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit

Professional Activities

  • Philadelphia Bar Association

Speeches

  • Ogletree Deakins Briefing - "Is Your Drug-Free Workplace Discriminatory? The Confluence of Disability Discrimination and Mind-Altering Substances" - Philadelphia - May 12, 2019
  • Ogletree Deakins Briefing - "Transgender Issues in the Workplace – Confronting New Challenges" - Philadelphia - October 11, 2017
  • Ogletree Deakins Briefing - "To Reassign or Not to Reassign, That is the Question: Vacant Positions and the Accommodation Requirement" - Philadelphia - June 6, 2017
  • Ogletree Deakins Briefing  - "Avoiding Employers' Number 1 Risk – Retaliation Claims" - Philadelphia - November 8, 2016
  • Ogletree Deakins Briefing - "The Ever-Evolving Legal Protections Applying to LGBT Workers" - Philadelphia - June 7, 2016
  • Legal Technology Core Competencies Certification Coalition
  • Order of the Coif

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