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Valerie K. Jackson


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Valerie K. Jackson is an Associate in the Boston, Massachusetts, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Her practice focuses on labor and employment law, with a particular emphasis on labor relations, and employment law counseling and litigation.

Ms. Jackson regularly advises clients in higher education, healthcare and other sectors regarding traditional labor law issues, employer rights and obligations in the unionized workplace and other applicable labor and employment laws.

Ms. Jackson also advises and represents employers in a broad range of employment law matters, including litigation under state and federal anti-discrimination statutes.

Before joining Jackson Lewis, Ms. Jackson worked as an attorney for a university in Boston. Ms. Jackson was involved in the university’s labor and employment law matters. Ms. Jackson’s experience working in-house gives her an understanding of how labor and employment law issues impact a client’s business operations, and the unique challenges faced by college and university clients.

While attending law school, Ms. Jackson interned for a magistrate judge in the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts and in the Economic Crimes Unit of the United States Attorney’s Office in Boston, Massachusetts. Ms. Jackson also served on the Northeastern University Law Journal.

Prior to attending law school, Ms. Jackson worked for a commercial bank in Providence, Rhode Island.

At Holy Cross, Ms. Jackson was a four-year member and senior captain of the varsity rowing team. She competed in the Head of the Charles Regatta and in the Henley Women’s Regatta in Henley, England.

Honors and Recognitions

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Professional Associations and Activities

  • Boston Bar Association, College and University Section
  • Boston Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Boston Bar Foundation, Society of Fellows

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July 2, 2019
AHLA Connections

Valerie Jackson Authors "Six Tips for Mastering the Attorney-Client Relationship"

July 2, 2019

Valerie Jackson authors "Six Tips for Mastering the Attorney-Client Relationship," published by AHLA Connections. Read More

December 1, 2017
Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis Publishes Q3 Diversity and Inclusion Committee Newsletter

December 1, 2017

Please enjoy our Diversity and Inclusion Committee Newsletter for the third quarter of 2017.  This edition includes personal, diversity-focused messages from our Chairman, Board of Directors liaison, Diversity and Inclusion Committee Chair and Diversity Committee Manager, and highlights diversity-related achievements, activities,... Read More

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August 1, 2019

Healthcare Organizations, Is Your Patient Portal Secure?

August 1, 2019

Healthcare organizations’ traditional cybersecurity measures are insufficient against today’s cyberattacks, according to a report from LexisNexis® Risk Solutions and the Information Security Media Group released in July 2019. Even as healthcare organizations embrace new technologies (such as patient portals), the report shows that... Read More

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Healthcare Organizations, Is Your Patient Portal Secure?
August 1, 2019

While healthcare organizations are embracing new technologies such as patient portals, a recent report shows that organizations’ cybersecurity measures for these technologies are behind the times. Read More

Seven Fundamental Elements of an Effective Compliance Program
November 20, 2018

The American Health Lawyers Association’s Fundamentals of Health Law program held on November 11-13, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois centered on key health law topics and emerging trends in health care. Read More

Is your e-PHI Secure? ONC and OCR Update HIPAA Security Risk Assessment Tool
October 29, 2018

October 2018 marks the 15th annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Read More