McCoy, Jennifer

Jennifer McCoy

Associate
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Jennifer McCoy represents employers in state and federal litigation involving claims of discrimination, retaliation, harassment and wage and hour violations. She also provides employment counseling to clients and assists them in developing and drafting policies; negotiating and drafting employment agreements, separation and release agreements and restrictive covenant agreements; and ensuring compliance with immigration and other applicable laws. In addition to labor and employment law, Jennifer has experience in complex commercial matters, higher education matters, and white collar criminal defense and investigations.

Jennifer McCoy represents employers in state and federal litigation involving claims of discrimination, retaliation, harassment and wage and hour violations. She also provides employment counseling to clients and assists them in developing and drafting policies; negotiating and drafting employment agreements, separation and release agreements and restrictive covenant agreements; and ensuring compliance with immigration and other applicable laws. In addition to labor and employment law, Jennifer has experience in complex commercial matters, higher education matters, and white collar criminal defense and investigations.

Jennifer also has experience representing employers before various state and federal administrative agencies, including the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Department of Labor (DOL) and Office of Administrative Law Judges (OALJ).

Jennifer is well versed in the numerous issues stemming from the COVID-19 outbreak, such as the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), stay-at-home and related orders, and all of their impacts on employers, employees and independent contractors, including workplace safety issues, critical infrastructure and essential services determinations, paid and unpaid leave, layoffs, pay reductions, reduced hours, furloughs, downsizings, expanded unemployment, and their interaction with numerous local, state and federal laws and regulations. Many of these issues have significant interactions with employee benefits, tax, Small Business Administration, and other issues, where we collaborate closely with our colleagues experienced in those practice areas.

Prior to joining the Firm, Jennifer was a student attorney and Chief Counsel for the SMU Dedman School of Law Criminal Justice Clinic, a legal intern to Hon. Sam Lindsay in the Northern District of Texas and a law clerk at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Texas. She also interned for the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Education
  • J.D.,

    cum laude

    , Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 2016
    SMU International Law Review Association, Staff Editor, Associate Managing Editor
    Phi Delta Phi
  • B.S., Psychology, Texas A&M University, 2012
Bar Admissions
  • Texas, 2016
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
Professional Affiliations
    • Member, Dallas Bar Association
    • Member, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
      • Co-Chair, Equal Access to Justice Committee
      • Member, 2018 Leadership Class