Jessica Riggin is a partner at Rukin Hyland & Riggin LLP. Jessica litigates individual and class action cases on behalf of employees, including claims for violations of wage and hour and overtime laws, sexual harassment claims, whistleblower and retaliation claims, and discrimination and equal pay claims. Jessica also provides employment law counsel on a wide range of issues; advises executives, start-up employees, and other professional employees in pre-litigation matters (for example, non-compete agreements, severance agreements, and review of employment agreements); and has represented her clients in trial and arbitration.

Jessica is a member of the Executive Committee of the Litigation Section of the California Lawyers Association and a member of the Membership Committee of the National Employment Lawyers Association. She has been the co-author of the Plaintiffs’ Litigation Chapter of the California Wage and Hour Law Treatise published by the Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB) since 2014 and has been named a Rising Star since 2016 by Super Lawyers Magazine. Prior to joining Rukin Hyland & Riggin LLP, Jessica clerked for the Honorable David O. Carter of the Central District of California.  Jessica is a graduate of Columbia Law School, where she worked with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the ACLU – Women’s Rights Project, and she earned her A.B. at Boston College.

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