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Labor Law - Union Representation



 

Jessica R. Brown

Jessica Brown is of counsel at Willig, Williams & Davidson. Jessica focuses her practice on the representation of labor unions and individual employees before state and federal courts and in arbitrations, negotiations and administrative proceedings. Prior to joining Willig, Williams & Davidson, Jessica was a senior trial attorney at the U. S. Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor. As a senior trial attorney, Jessica successfully litigated a wide range of matters under federal labor laws, such as the Employee Retirement Income Security Act and Occupational Safety and Health Act. Additionally, Jessica litigated the first systemic construction compensation discrimination case enforcing federal regulations prohibiting compensation discrimination by federal contractors.

In furtherance of the firm’s commitment to charitable activities, Jessica serves as a member of the Policy Committee of the Pennsylvania Prison Society. In this role, Jessica helps the Prison Society formulate its response to policy proposals impacting inmates and those charged with crimes in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Jessica graduated cum laude from Temple University School of Law, receiving both the Gideon Award and Lenard Segal Memorial Award. While at Temple, Jessica was a member of the Moot Court Society, serving as its Secretary. Jessica attended Bates College, graduating with an honors degree in American Cultural Studies and a minor in Computer Studies.

Education

  • Temple University Beasley School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2001
  • Bates College, B.A., 1998

Experience

  • Willig, Williams & Davidson, Of Counsel, 2018-Present
  • United States Department of Labor, Office of the Regional Solicitor
    • Trial Attorney, Sept. 2007- June 2015
    • Senior Attorney, June 2015-June 2018
     
  • Defender Association of Philadelphia
    • Assistant Public Defender, Sept. 2001-Sept. 2007
    • Juvenile Special Defense Unit, Aug. 2005-Sept. 2007
    • Staff Attorney, Sept. 2001-July 2005

Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Professional Affiliations

  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Member, Policy Committee, Pennsylvania Prison Society

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