Jodi has been representing businesses in avoiding and resolving employment disputes for over 20 years. Jodi adeptly counsels clients on a wide array of state and federal employment laws, conducting workplace investigations, performance management issues, and other human resource matters. She advocates for her clients in federal and state courts as well as before administrative agencies, including the Department of Labor, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Arizona Civil Rights Division, Industrial Commission of Arizona, Office of Special Counsel, and the Occupational Health & Safety Administration. Her experience both in and out of the courtroom has provided her with unique insights into case strategy, and her practice has made her deftly versed in procedural processes and rules, as well as employment laws and regulations. Jodi’s dogged determination and responsive style consistently earns client trust and confidence as well as successful results.
Jodi has successfully defended employers against allegations of wrongful discharge, wage and hour violations (class and collective actions), false claims act, discrimination (e.g., ADA, Title VII, and ADEA), harassment, and retaliation. She also has handled claims for paid sick leave violations, wage complaints, and safety violations filed with the Industrial Commission of Arizona.
Jodi advises clients on all matters relating to employment and labor law, including, ADA, Title VII, FLSA, FMLA, ADEA, and GINA, wrongful discharge and unemployment matters, trade secret, and I-9 immigration compliance strategies. One concentration within Jodi’s practice has been drafting and reviewing employment-related agreements and employment policies, and with analyzing and litigating non-compete, non-solicitation, and confidentiality issues. Another significant portion of Jodi’s practice encompasses conducting workplace investigations to assist clients in preventing potential claims for harassment or discrimination. Jodi regularly advises employers in their day-to-day employment decisions, including leaves of absence and terminations, wage and hour laws, and investigations into employee conduct and complaints regarding discrimination and/or harassment.
Jodi has been named an Arizona Business Leader in 2022. Jodi was named in Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona in 2021. She was also honored as Arizona’s Most Influential Women in Business in 2019. She was also noted as a Rising Star in the 2012, 2013, and 2014 issues of Super Lawyers and was recognized by Best Lawyers in 2021 and 2022. As editor of the Arizona Employment Law Letter, Jodi keeps employers abreast of employment law developments and offers employers insight to human resources issues that frequently cross her desk. She was recognized by the publisher for General Excellence (2014, 2018) and Best Personal Column (2017, 2019). Links to most of her articles can be found below.