Jacalyn focuses her practice on employment and commercial litigation and advising. She works with businesses and non-profit organizations of all sizes to find sensible solutions to legal challenges. She defends employers in federal and state court; before local, state, and federal agencies; and in individual, collective, and class actions.
Jacalyn is experienced at efficiently resolving employment-related claims, including allegations of sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation, family and medical leave requests, and other statutory and common law employment claims. She is also experienced at defending actions involving claims of director and officer liability, breach of fiduciary duties, shareholder disputes, derivative actions, and disputes over non-compete agreements and trade secrets.
Jacalyn provides practical and proactive advice on:
- Workplace policies, handbooks, and training;
- Statutory compliance;
- Responding to requests for religious or disability-related accommodations;
- Managing requests for medical and family leaves of absences; and
- Employee discipline and discharge decisions.
Jacalyn is a 2007 graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School. During law school, she worked as a law clerk for the civil division of the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office, was a member of the University of Minnesota Law School’s Environmental Law Moot Court, and a student attorney for the Workers’ Rights legal clinic where she advised and represented individuals with employment-related issues.