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Whitney P. Cooney

Of Counsel
St. Louis

P 314-746-4832
F 314-827-3940


Whitney P. Cooney is Of Counsel in the St. Louis, Missouri, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Ms. Cooney advises and represents employers in a broad range of employment law matters, including those involving employee discipline, wage and hour practices, handbook policy drafting and development, and well as FMLA and ADA compliance.

As a trial attorney, Ms. Cooney has litigated cases on behalf of employers in federal and state court and has also argued before the Missouri Court of Appeals. She frequently handles charges of discrimination pending before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Missouri Commission on Human Rights, Illinois Department of Human Rights, and other state agencies and has served as lead counsel in numerous labor arbitrations.

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Ms. Cooney practiced law for nearly a decade at a boutique labor and employment firm where she represented clients on a national basis.  While in law school, Ms. Cooney received the Excellence for the Future Award for International Law and also served as a Note and Comment Editor of the Missouri Law Review.

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January 3, 2018
Bloomberg BNA Big Law Business

R. Michael Lowenbaum Comments on Jackson Lewis' St. Louis Expansion

January 3, 2018

R. Michael Lowenbaum discusses lawyers from Lowenbaum Law, a labor and employment boutique firm in St. Louis, moving to Jackson Lewis in "Lawyers from Closed St. Louis Firm Join Jackson Lewis and Wagner," published by Bloomberg Law. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

January 2, 2018
Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis Rings in 2018 with Addition of 15 Attorneys in St. Louis

January 2, 2018

ST. LOUIS, MO (January 2, 2018) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce that 15 attorneys formerly with the Lowenbaum Law firm have joined Jackson Lewis in St. Louis. “By adding this team of talented lawyers led by renowned labor attorney R. Michael Lowenbaum, we are solidifying... Read More

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Supreme Court Declines Review of ADA Leave Obligations
April 3, 2018

Sometimes the actions a court doesn’t take can have a very big impact. The Supreme Court’s April 2, 2018 decision not to review a recent Seventh Circuit ruling is just one of the cases. In Severson v. Read More