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Nicky Jatana

Principal
Los Angeles

P 213-630-8233
F 213-689-0430
JatanaN@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Nicky Jatana is a Principal in the Los Angeles, California, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Her practice focuses on employment litigation, as well as on advising employers regarding daily workplace issues. She is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) with the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

Ms. Jatana has experience with litigation involving wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, breach of contract, wage and hour, preventive advice and training, and other labor and employment-related matters. She has litigated numerous wage and hour class and multi-plaintiff actions and has trial experience. Ms. Jatana conducts training seminars and frequently speaks publicly on a multitude of employment law topics. Her experience includes handling employment matters from both in-house counsel and outside counsel perspectives. She practices in both state and federal court and also before such tribunals as the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing and the California Department of Industrial Relations - Division of Labor Standards Enforcement. She has represented employers in the retail, restaurant, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, transportation and banking industries, among others.

While attending law school Ms. Jatana excelled as an author and editor for The Transnational Lawyer and received Honors in Trial Advocacy.

Ms. Jatana speaks Hindi.

Honors and Recognitions

  • Honored in 2012 with the “Sharing the Power Award” at the Transformational Leadership Awards Western Conference presented by InsideCounsel magazine. She shared this honor with a long-time client for their attorney-client collaboration on increasing the economic empowerment of women in the legal profession.
  • Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA), Rising Star (2015)

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Association of Corporate Counsel, Shareholder Liaison to the National Employment & Labor Law Committee
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • National South Asian Bar Association
  • North American South Asian Bar Association
  • South Asian Bar Association of Southern California, Executive Board Litigation Committee Chair (2009-2010)
  • State Bar of California

Published Works

  • “The Impact of Employees Left to Their Own Devices: Top Ten BYOD Considerations,” Association of Corporate Counsel online Legal Resources (July 14, 2014) [Co-Author]
  • "Advising Employers on the Use of Social Media in the Workplace," Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine (February 2012) [Co-Author]
  • “The Attorney-Client Privilege May Not Protect Emails to Your Attorney From the Company Computer,” Association of California Defense Counsel’s Verdict Magazine, 2011

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June 24, 2016
Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis Publishes Q1 Diversity and Inclusion Committee Newsletter

June 24, 2016

Please enjoy our Diversity and Inclusion Committee Newsletter for the first quarter of 2016. A best practice of our firm, it includes personal, diversity-focused messages from our Diversity Committee Chair and Diversity Committee Manager, and highlights diverse attorney promotions, diversity-related activities, sponsorships and events... Read More

March 31, 2015
Minority Corporate Counsel Association

Nicky Jatana is Honored as a 2015 Rising Star by the Minority Corporate Counsel Association

March 31, 2015

Nicky Jatana is honored as a 2015 Rising Star by the Minority Corporate Counsel Association in recognition of her accomplishments and dedication to the legal field and her community. Subscription may be required to view article     Read More

March 19, 2015
ABA Journal

Nicky Jatana Discusses Monitoring Workplace Technology Usage

March 19, 2015

Nicky Jatana's presentation from the ABA Labor and Employment Law Section’s National Symposium on Technology in Labor and Employment Law was noted in “Workplace Monitoring in an Age of Endless Innovation,” published by ABA Journal. Subscription may be required to view article. Read More

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May 14, 2017

Ransomware Attacks: Prevention and Preparedness

May 14, 2017

Several years ago, cyber criminals developed a profitable form of malware, now known as ransomware. A “ransomware” attack occurs when a hacker takes control of the victim’s information systems and encrypts its data, preventing the owner from accessing it unless the victim pays a sum of money, usually in the form of bitcoins. The FBI... Read More

December 12, 2014

Labor Board Adopts Presumption that Employees Can Use Employer's Email System to Engage in Protected Activity

December 12, 2014

In a controversial, but not unexpected, decision reversing precedent, the National Labor Relations Board has held that, absent special circumstances that justify specific restrictions, employers must permit employees who have been provided access to their employer’s email system to use that system for statutorily protected... Read More

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Minimizing Risks When Conducting Employment-Related Background Checks

October 22, 2015 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Credits: Continuing education credit was offered for the live broadcast of this seminar.
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Top Data Privacy and Security Issues for 2015

January 28, 2015 - 12:45 PM to 12:45 PM

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San Francisco implements “ban the box” legislation
March 5, 2014

San Francisco has joined the growing numbers of cities and states around the country implementing “ban the box” legislation which restricts inquiries regarding an applicant’s criminal records on applications for employment and during job interviews.  The EEOC recommends “banning the box” in line with its guidance regarding convictions and Read More

San Francisco implements ‘ban the box’ legislation
February 28, 2014

San Francisco has joined the growing numbers of cities and states around the country implementing “ban the box” legislation which restricts inquiries regarding an applicant’s criminal records on applications for employment and during job interviews.  The EEOC recommends “banning the box” in line with its guidance regarding convictions and Read More