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Valerie K. Jackson


P 617-305-1269 F 617-367-2155


Valerie K. Jackson


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.

Valerie 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.

She 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, Valerie worked as an attorney for a university in Boston. She was involved in the university’s labor and employment law matters. Her 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, Valerie 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. She also served on the Northeastern University Law Journal.

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

At Holy Cross, Valerie 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

  • The Best Lawyers in America©, "Ones to Watch: Labor and Employment Law - Management" and "Ones to Watch: Litigation - Labor and Employment" (2021)
  • Boston Magazine, “Top Lawyers” (2021)
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers®, "Rising Stars" (2016-present)

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