Jennifer B. Zargarof advocates for employers in a broad range of employment-related disputes, with a focus on class actions and multi-plaintiff litigation. She serves as defense counsel in wrongful termination, discrimination, retaliation, wage and hour, Fair Credit Reporting Act, and other varied employment-related matters at both the trial and appellate levels. She also counsels clients on myriad labor and employment issues, including personnel policies and procedures, employee discipline matters, and employment contracts. Jennifer practices across several industries, including retail, healthcare, transportation, financial services, media, and technology.
Jennifer has nearly 20 years of experience arguing before US state and federal courts and in arbitration. She has received defense verdicts on behalf of clients, including jury verdicts in a whistleblower and retaliation case; a sexual harassment and retaliation case; and a multi-plaintiff meal and rest period case. She also received judgment in an overtime exemption class action at the conclusion of court trial.
Jennifer is a frequent speaker on various employment-related topics and conducts trainings on sexual harassment, discrimination, wage and hour issues, and other employment law issues.
Jennifer is the labor and employment practice leader for the Los Angeles and Century City offices. Before joining Morgan Lewis, Jennifer was a partner in and co-leader of the labor and employment practice of another global law firm, resident in Los Angeles.
Individual settlements for named plaintiffs and dismissal of class and collective action claims in a nationwide Title VII and Equal Pay Act case
Individual settlement and dismissal of class claims in a case involving misclassification of technology workers
Summary judgment against a named plaintiff in a case alleging a litany of wage and hour claims, mooting class claims
Summary judgment against a named plaintiff in a pay stub case, mooting class claims
Decertification of a class of more than 60,000 nonexempt employees
Denial of certification in a series of four class actions alleging a variety of wage and hour claims on behalf of four different groups of retail employees (three in federal court and one in state court)
New York University School of Law, 1999, J.D.
University of California, Los Angeles, 1995, B.A.
US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
US District Court for the Eastern District of California
US District Court for the Northern District of California
US District Court for the Central District of California
US District Court for the Southern District of California
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Employment, Law360 (2019)