Jerilyn Jacobs | Gonzalez Saggio & Harlan LLP

Jerilyn Jacobs

Jerilyn Jacobs represents employers in employment-related matters and litigation at Gonzalez Saggio & Harlan.

Ms. Jacobs practice focuses on defending both private and public entity clients from claims of discrimination, harassment and retaliation.

She has litigated cases under a variety of employment laws, including Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, FLSA and state law equivalents.

Ms. Jacobs has handled claims of race, age, religion, gender, national origin and disability discrimination, as well as sexual, racial and religious harassment.

She also advises clients with regard to employee handbooks and policy changes and has represented clients in wrongful termination and non-compete enforceability matters.

Ms. Jacobs' practice involves significant federal litigation successfully defended dismissals in the Seventh Circuit of Appeals.

In 2010, acting as second-chair, she won a jury trial involving a former employee bringing her fifth lawsuit against her former employer.

Ms. Jacobs is editor and an author of the firm's weekly employment e-newsletter, The 60 Second Memo and frequently writes for Wisconsin Law Journal.

She also presents employment and training seminars with such topics as handling administrative charges and unemployment.

Ms. Jacobs received her JD from Cornell Law School and a BA in Journalism and English, minor in Political Science, from the University of Southern California.