Jia Li

Associate Indianapolis

Jia Li is admitted to practice law in Indiana, New York, California, the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.  Ms. Li represents corporations in employment-related matters before federal/state courts and administrative agencies, including matters involving employment discrimination, wage and hour, family and medical leave, wrongful discharge, trade secret and unfair competition, and class action. In addition to defending businesses against employment-related claims, Ms. Li counsels corporations on a variety of employment compliance issues, and assists multinational corporations with international employment matters.

CIPP/US certified by the International Association of Privacy Professionals, Ms. Li also assists clients with data privacy issues domestically and internationally. She has advised clients on privacy issues governed by federal statutes and FTC regulations, assisted corporations with breach notification requirements under state laws, counseled multinational clients on issues arising from employment-related data collection or transfer, background checks, data breaches, workplace surveillance, and other privacy-related matters.

Ms. Li received her J.D. from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law in Bloomington, Indiana. While attending law school, Ms. Li served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies; was awarded honors in both oral advocacy and brief writing in the Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition; and represented the school in the Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition and in the Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition.

Originally from China, Ms. Li holds an LL.B. from one of the most prestigious law schools in China, was issued a Legal Professional Qualification Certificate by China’s Ministry of Justice, and has practiced as a litigator in China. She is fluent in multiple Chinese dialects, including Mandarin and Cantonese.    

Professional Activities and Speeches

Professional Activities:

  • American Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • America China Society of Indiana (Executive Member, Board of Directors)


  • Business Management Daily, Human Resources Webinar - ''FMLA in the Trenches: Advanced Tips & Tactics for Administering Problematic Leaves of Absence'' - May 11, 2018
  • Business Management Daily, Human Resources Webinar - ''FMLA Intermittent Leave: Compliance Workshop'' - July 13, 2017
  • Indiana Chamber, Indiana Human Resources Update - ''“FMLA, ADA, and GINA! Oh My!”'' - South Bend - August 14, 2015
  • Indianapolis Bar Association Small Business Employment Law Seminar - ''Hot Topics in Wages: Overtime, Deductions, Tips'' - Indianapolis - November 13, 2014


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