Jocelyn R. Cuttino advises clients on labor and employment matters including statutory compliance, antidiscrimination practices, employment policies, HR procedures, and best practices for avoiding litigation and developing positive employee relations. Jocelyn conducts internal investigations into allegations of harassment and discrimination, advises on responses and remediation measures in connection with alleged misconduct, and defends companies in employment litigation and other workplace crises. Jocelyn is a co-leader of the firm’s Black Lawyer Network.
Jocelyn is also a member of the firm’s workplace culture consulting team, and she regularly conducts workplace culture assessments and advises clients on creating safe, respectful, diverse, and inclusive workplaces. She also works with employers to design and implement comprehensive diversity, equity, and inclusion programs.
Jocelyn handles claims arising under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the Railway Labor Act, and related state employment laws. She represents employers in disputes involving claims of wrongful termination, discrimination, failure to accommodate, and in wage and hour litigation. In addition, she conducts employee training on the prevention of unlawful harassment and discrimination in the workplace. Previously, Jocelyn was an associate at a large international law firm, handling employment-related claims, complex commercial litigation, and business and financial litigation.
Spelman College, 2004, B.A., Magna Cum Laude
University of Southern California, 2007, Master of Communication Management
University of Southern California Law School, 2007, J.D.
District of Columbia
US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
US District Court for the District of Columbia
US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
US District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
US District Court for the Central District of California
US District Court for the Southern District of California
US District Court for the Northern District of California
Awards and Affiliations
Recognized, Litigation - Labor and Employment, Washington, DC, The Best Lawyers in America (2022)
Rising Star, Employment, Law360 (2021)
Recommended, Labor and employment: Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense, The Legal 500 US (2019–2021)
Recommended, Labor and employment: Workplace and employment counseling, The Legal 500 US (2019)
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Employment, Law360 (2017, 2019)
Member, Litigation Department of the Year, Labor & Employment, The National Law Journal (2014)
Recognized, 40 Under 40, The National Bar Association (2016)