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Nicky Jatana

Principal
Los Angeles

P 213-630-8233
F 213-689-0430
Nicky.Jatana@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. 

Ms. Jatana is an experienced litigator involving complex and class action litigation in wage and hour and FCRA and state background check laws.  She also litigates wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, breach of contract, wage and hour and other labor and employment-related matters.  Ms. Jatana has trial and arbitration experience and has litigated nearly 100 wage and hour class and multi-plaintiff actions.  She also provides day-to-day counseling and conducts various employment related training  for clients.  Ms. Jatana also 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 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

  • Los Angeles Business Journal, “Most Influential Minority Attorneys in Los Angeles” (2019)
  • Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA), Rising Star (2015)
  • InsideCounsel magazine's Transformational Leadership Awards Western Conference, Sharing the Power Award (2012)
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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)

Speeches and Presentations

  • “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)

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February 1, 2019
Jackson Lewis

Nicky Jatana Named Among Most Influential Minority Attorneys in Los Angeles

February 1, 2019

LOS ANGELES, CA (February 1, 2019) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce Principal Nicky Jatana has been named one of the “Most Influential Minority Attorneys in Los Angeles” by the Los Angeles Business Journal. Ms. Jatana was selected based on her commitment to diversity and... Read More

January 28, 2019
Los Angeles Business Journal

Nicky Jatana is Spotlighted on "Most Influential Attorneys in Los Angeles" List

January 28, 2019

Nicky Jatana is spotlighted for her commitment to diversity and inclusion, and legal excellence on the "Most Influential Attorneys in Los Angeles," list published by the Los Angeles Business Journal.  Subscription may be required to view article   Read More

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September 17, 2019

Class Action Trends Report Summer 2019

September 17, 2019

Our quarterly report discusses new developments in class action litigation and offers strategic guidance and tactical tips on how to defend such claims. This issue covers the following topics: California Consumer Privacy Act breaks new ground GDPR set the course State consumer privacy and security laws likely to proliferate... Read More

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

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Understanding California's New Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training Requirements and Other Anti-Harassment Provisions

October 17, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM PST

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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