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Jennifer F. Kogos

  • Healthcare Practice
  • Labor & Employment

About Jennifer's Practice

Jennifer Kogos is a partner in the Labor & Employment Practice Group. She advises and defends employers in a broad range of compliance matters and employment disputes.

A trusted advisor and dependable advocate, Jennifer focuses on litigation, counsel, and training for large employers in the healthcare, retail, and energy industries. She has particular experience defending Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) collective actions and litigating a broad range of employment claims, including sexual and other workplace harassment, all forms of discrimination, and wage-and-hour laws. Jennifer defends employers in litigation under Title VII, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and their state law counterparts. In addition to her experience before federal and state courts, she represents employers before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and its state law counterparts.

Jennifer’s practice also includes drafting and negotiating employment, non-competition, and non-solicitation agreements and providing engaging and timely training programs to address new and reoccurring challenges in the workplace.

Jennifer is an experienced speaker on topics dealing with workplace harassment, employee leave laws, and disability accommodations. She is a co-editor of the Southeast Employment Law Letter, a monthly report designed especially for human resource professionals on new developments and emerging trends in labor and employment law. She also edits Louisiana’s portion of the annual publication, 50 Employment Laws in 50 States.

  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
    JD, cum laude, 1998
    Casenote-Quantum Editor, Loyola Law Review, 1997-1998; Alpha Sigma Nu Jesuit Honor Society; Corpus Juris Secundum Awards for excellence in Civil Procedure II, Income Taxation, Maritime Personal Injury, and Negotiable Instruments 
  • Louisiana State University
    BA, Political Science, 1995

Major Publications & Speaking Engagements
  • Editor, Louisiana Employment Law Letter (since 1992)
  • Contributing Editor, Southeast Employment Law Letter
  • Author, "Nursing home should have protected employee from patient's sexual groping," Louisiana Employment Law Letter, September 2018, and HR Daily Advisor, November 21, 2018
  • "US Regional Employment 2021: Louisiana," USA Chambers and Partners Global Practice Guide, 2021
  • "Allegations of Rude, Dismissive Treatment Not Enough to Support Harassment Claim," Southeast Employment Law Letter, Vol. 2, No. 7, July 2021
  • "Beyond the Blog — COVID-19 Recap — March 14, 2021," Jones Walker Disaster Prep & Recovery Client Alert, March 14, 2021
  • "Beyond the Blog — COVID-19 Recap — January 31, 2021," Jones Walker LLP Disaster Prep & Recovery Client Alert, January 31, 2021

Professional Recognition
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Employment Law – Management and Litigation – Labor and Employment (2021)
  • Chambers USA, Labor & Employment (2021)
  • Benchmark Litigation, Labor and Employment Star
  • Labor & Employment Committee of the New Orleans Bar Association, Past Co-Chair

Admitted to Practice
  • Louisiana
  • US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • US District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
  • US District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana
  • US District Court for the Western District of Louisiana
  • US District Court for the Southern District of Texas

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