People: Jennifer Bombard McGovern, Attorney

Jennifer Bombard McGovern

Attorney

Boston
Direct: (617) 946-8351
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Jennifer Bombard McGovern is an attorney in the Labor and Employment Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP's Boston office.  
 
Jennifer has experience representing and advising private and public sector employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, primarily in the field of employment discrimination and harassment and administrative matters.  She has represented clients before Massachusetts state and federal courts, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, as well as numerous other state and local agencies.  Jennifer has also advised employers on compliance and litigation avoidance in matters involving employment discrimination, harassment and retaliation, wrongful discharge, separation and severance agreements, non-competition and trade secret litigation, employee investigations and discipline, leaves of absence and disability accommodation, workplace privacy and data security, and wage and hour issues.  
 
Prior to joining Seyfarth, Jennifer was a member of client-dedicated service teams for a national law firm and specialized in handling administrative agency charges.  In this capacity, she investigated charge allegations, provided clients with an assessment of the risks associated with each charge, defended charges by drafting persuasive position statements and engaged in strategic settlement discussions, either through formal mediation or informal discussions with mediators, investigators or counsel.  Where appropriate, she prepared witnesses for fact finding conferences and represented clients during on-site agency investigations.
 
Previously, Jennifer practiced labor and employment law with firms in Massachusetts and Connecticut.
Jennifer Bombard McGovern is an attorney in the Labor and Employment Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP's Boston office.  
 
Jennifer has experience representing and advising private and public sector employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, primarily in the field of employment discrimination and harassment and administrative matters.  She has represented clients before Massachusetts state and federal courts, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, as well as numerous other state and local agencies.  Jennifer has also advised employers on compliance and litigation avoidance in matters involving employment discrimination, harassment and retaliation, wrongful discharge, separation and severance agreements, non-competition and trade secret litigation, employee investigations and discipline, leaves of absence and disability accommodation, workplace privacy and data security, and wage and hour issues.  
 
Prior to joining Seyfarth, Jennifer was a member of client-dedicated service teams for a national law firm and specialized in handling administrative agency charges.  In this capacity, she investigated charge allegations, provided clients with an assessment of the risks associated with each charge, defended charges by drafting persuasive position statements and engaged in strategic settlement discussions, either through formal mediation or informal discussions with mediators, investigators or counsel.  Where appropriate, she prepared witnesses for fact finding conferences and represented clients during on-site agency investigations.
 
Previously, Jennifer practiced labor and employment law with firms in Massachusetts and Connecticut.

Education

  • B.A., Colgate University, summa cum laude (2000)
    Phi Beta Kappa
  • J.D., Boston College Law  School (2004)
    J. Braxton Craven National Moot Court, National Champion & Best Oralist

Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • Connecticut
  • District of Columbia

Courts

  • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • United States District Court for the District of Connecticut
  • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

Affiliations

  • Boston Bar Association (Labor & Employment Law Section Steering Committee, 2009-2010)
  • Northeast Human Resources Association (Legal & Legislative Committee, 2009-2010)
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts
  • American Bar Association
  • Society for Human Resource Management

Presentations

  • “Social Networking - How To (and Not To) Use it in HR Practices,” Northeast Human Resources Association Workshop (June 2009)

Publications

  • “Legal Pitfalls and Practical Advice for Employers Using Social Networking Sites to Investigate Job Applicants,” American Bar Association, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section, Employment Law & Litigation Committee Newsletter (Winter 2007)