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Clarisse C. Petersen

Principal
Orange County

P 949-885-1360
F 949-885-1380
Clarisse.Petersen@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Clarisse C. Petersen is a Principal in the Orange County, California, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She represents and counsels employers in all aspects of labor and employment matters, including wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, retaliation, denial of family and medical leaves, and wage-and-hour violations.

Ms. Petersen is experienced with all stages of litigation, from case inception through trial or arbitration, and practices in both state and federal court. She has also successfully negotiated settlements on behalf of her clients at mediations and settlement conferences.

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Ms. Petersen was a litigation attorney at a national law firm where she defended and advised insurance companies in complex coverage disputes, tort claims, and bad-faith litigation. She also spent years litigating as a plaintiff’s attorney, representing individual and corporate clients in a variety of civil matters, including labor and employment. Ms. Petersen’s dual perspective on the risks of civil litigation provides her with a unique and valuable insight when developing case strategies for her clients.

While attending law school, Ms. Petersen was a recipient of the Dean’s Merit Scholarship and earned CALI Excellence for the Future awards in Legal Writing; Legal Skills; Professional Skills; and Women, Law & Culture. In addition, she was a member of the school’s Center for Children’s Rights, focusing on disabilities rights and special education law and providing pro bono legal assistance to family and children in administrative and court-based matters. Ms. Petersen was also a member of the Whittier Journal of Child and Family Advocacy.

Published Works

  • "Charter Schools: A Step in the Right Direction or a Fourth Left Turn for Public Education?" Whittier Journal of Child & Family Advocacy, Vol. 7, Is.231 (2008) [Author]

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January 4, 2019
Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis Announces 17 Newly Elevated Principals

January 4, 2019

WHITE PLAINS, NY (January 4, 2019) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce the firm has recently elevated 17 attorneys to Principal status. “Our newest Principals — a diverse group of attorneys who represent a variety of practice areas and geographic regions — are all... Read More