Jessica Riggin is a partner at Rukin Hyland. 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 advises executives and professionals in pre-litigation matters (for example, non-competes agreements, severance agreements, and review of employment agreements).

Jessica argued a successful motion for collective certification of Fair Labor Standards Act overtime claims, in a case against one of the country’s largest insurance companies.

Jessica is a member of the Executive Committee of the Litigation Section of the California State Bar 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 was named a Rising Star in 2016 and 2017 by Super Lawyers Magazine. Prior to joining Rukin Hyland, 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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