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Connie L. Chen

Los Angeles

P 213-689-0404
F 213-689-0430


Connie L. Chen is a Principal in the Los Angeles, California, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Ms. Chen’s practice focuses on representing employers in all types of employment-related litigation in state and federal courts and in arbitration.

Ms. Chen has broad experience litigating single plaintiff and class action cases involving wage and hour, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, and related claims. She assists employers in a variety of industries, including restaurant, hospitality, retail, manufacturing, construction, health care, transportation, and nonprofit.

In addition, Ms. Chen defends employers against wage and hour claims before the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE), and charges of discrimination before the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB), the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). She also routinely provides preventative counseling to employers on policies and practices governing day-to-day workplace issues, including wage and hour compliance, employee handbooks, requests for leave, disability accommodation, employee discipline, layoffs, and terminations.

Before joining Jackson Lewis, Ms. Chen was an employment law associate at a national full-service law firm. While attending law school, she served as Production Editor of the Cardozo Arts and Entertainment Law Journal.

Professional Associations and Activities

  • California Women Lawyers (Board of Governors, 2014-present; Treasurer, 2016-present)
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • National Employment Law Council
  • The State Bar of California, Labor and Employment Section
  • Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles (Board of Governors, 2016-present)

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Cardozo Los Angeles Alumni Committee, Co-Chair
  • Penn Alumni Interview Program

Speeches and Presentations

  • “2015 Wage and Hour Update,”  National Human Resources Association (NHRA) - Ventura County Affiliate (Thousand Oaks, CA, January 2015) (Presenter)

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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

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State Budget Proposal Seeks to Reduce PAGA Litigation Through Increased State Oversight
February 26, 2016

On January 7, 2016, Governor Brown’s office submitted a 22-page Budget Change Proposal for 2016-2017 ( in an effort to “stabilize and improve the handling of Private Attorneys General Act cases.” Background Enacted in 2003, the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) en Read More