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 regularly writes and speaks on employment law issues, and she has co-authored the Plaintiffs’ Litigation Chapter of the CEB California Wage and Hour Law Treatise since 2014.  Jessica has been named one of the Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment Lawyers since 2020 and a Northern California Super Lawyer in 2023 and 2022 (previously a Rising Star since 2016) by Super Lawyers Magazine. In 2019, Jessica was awarded the California Lawyer of the Year (CLAY) Award from Daily Journal and California Lawyer Magazine. Jessica also serves on the Membership Committee of the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA). Jessica clerked for the Honorable David O. Carter of the Central District of California, and she is a graduate of Columbia Law School and Boston College.

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