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Nicky Jatana

Office Managing Principal
Los Angeles

P 213-630-8233 F 213-689-0430


Nicky Jatana


Nicky Jatana is the office managing principal of 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. 

Nicky has significant trial and arbitration experience and has spent the majority of her career focusing on complex and class action litigation in wage and hour matters and alleged Fair Credit Reporting Act violations. She frequently litigates wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, breach of contract, and other labor and employment-related matters. Nicky also provides day-to-day counseling and conducts various employment related training for clients. She frequently speaks publicly on a multitude of employment law topics. 

Nicky's experience includes handling employment matters from both in-house counsel and outside counsel perspectives. She practices in both state and federal courts 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, real estate, media and entertainment, restaurant, manufacturing, life sciences, transportation and banking industries, among others.

Honors and Recognitions

  • California Super Lawyers®, "Rising Stars" (2007) and "Super Lawyer" (2010, 2012-2019)
  • Los Angeles Business Journal, “Leaders in Law Finalist, Labor and Employment” (2021)
  • Los Angeles Business Journal, “Most Influential Minority Attorneys in Los Angeles” (2019)
  • Los Angeles Times, “Legal Visionary” (2021)
  • Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA), Rising Star (2015)
  • InsideCounsel magazine's Transformational Leadership Awards Western Conference, Sharing the Power Award (2012)

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Association of Corporate Counsel, Principal Liaison to the National Employment & Labor Law Committee
  • Los Angeles County 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)


  • “Surveillance, Perception of Surveillance and the Challenges of Work in the Age of Scanners, Electronic Communication and Social Media,” American Bar Association Labor and Employment Section 13th Annual Meeting (New Orleans, LA, November 2019) (presenter)
  • “Key Employment Issues Part II: When Trouble Arises,” Association of Corporate Counsel - Corporate Counsel University,  (Minneapolis, MN, June 2019) (presenter)