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Jessica A. Green is an attorney in Lipson Neilson‘s Las Vegas office. Representing clients both directly and through insurance carriers, Ms. Green’s practice focuses primarily on professional liability defense and employment law. She is admitted to the State Bar of Nevada, the United States District Court, District of Nevada, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
With respect to her professional liability practice, Ms. Green frequently defends lawyers in legal malpractice lawsuits from the inception of an issue through discovery and all necessary motion practice and resolution. Ms. Green is experienced in state bar ethics and disciplinary matters ranging from the grievance stage through trial and any necessary appeal and/or reinstatement proceedings.
Ms. Green represents Nevada employers – both large and small – in employment law matters. She defends employers in employment related litigation in both state and federal courts as well as before federal and state administrative agencies including the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Nevada Equal Rights Commission, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Department of Labor, the Office the Nevada Labor Commissioner, and the Nevada Department of Employment Training, and Rehabilitation, among others.
Ms. Green has experience defending against a wide array of claims including wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, and wage and hour violations. She advises and counsels employers on various workplace issues including employee discipline and termination, drug testing, the prevention and proper handling of discrimination and harassment, wage and hour compliance, and workplace investigations. Ms. Green also drafts employee handbooks, workplace policies, severance agreements, employment contracts, confidentiality agreements, and non-compete agreements.
Ms. Green has experience in bad faith insurance defense, insurance coverage, and director and officer liability. She also has an active appellate practice.
Ms. Green is well versed in education law, she served as an Educational Surrogate Parent and Transition Specialist for the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada. In doing so, Ms. Green advocated for children with disabilities, ensuring their schools provided for their disability-related needs.
Ms. Green quoted in Las Vegas Review-Journal article, “Gender pay gap shrinking but here to stay, attorney says.”
Summary Dismissal – Affirmed by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
By Memorandum dated September 20, 2018, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the District Court’s granting of Ms. Green’s Motion for Summary Judgment. The victory obtained complete summary dismissal of all Plaintiff’s claims including claims of race, age, genetic information and disability discrimination, as well as retaliation, tortious discharge, and intentional infliction of emotional distress claims. The Plaintiff appealed the decision to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals where the decision was affirmed in its entirety; disposing of all of Plaintiff’s claims.
- Labor and Employment Section, State Bar of Nevada
- Litigation Section, State Bar of Nevada
- Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM), Member
- Nevada CLM Chapter, Director of Events
- Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers (APRL), Member
- Las Vegas Defense Lawyers (LVDL), Board of Directors and Co-Chair of the Advocacy, Legislature and Government Affairs Committee
- Defense Research Institute (DRI)
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