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Jackie Gessner
OVERVIEW

Jackie S. Gessner
Associate

Indianapolis

11 S. Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204-3535

P 317-231-7225

F 317-231-7433

OVERVIEW

Jackie S. Gessner
Associate

Indianapolis

11 S. Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204-3535

P 317-231-7225

F 317-231-7433

Jackie Gessner is an employment law attorney with extensive experience representing employers of virtually all sizes. She focuses her practice on employment counseling and litigation, as well as OSHA compliance.

Jackie Gessner is an employment law attorney with extensive experience representing employers of virtually all sizes. She focuses her practice on employment counseling and litigation, as well as OSHA compliance.

OVERVIEW

Jackie Gessner is an employment law attorney with extensive experience representing employers of virtually all sizes. She focuses her practice on employment counseling and litigation, as well as OSHA compliance.

Jackie regularly defends employers in federal  and state courts and before  state and local civil rights agencies, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Jackie works with human resource departments, business leaders, owners and managers on an array of workplace issues. She regularly advises management  and human resources professionals on employee disciplinary matters, leave and wage and hour compliance, retaliation and discrimination complaints, and harassment and workplace investigations, among others. Jackie also counsels employers on complying with rapidly changing employment laws and implementing effective practices to avoid workplace issues, and she has led employee and supervisor trainings.

Additionally, Jackie is a skilled litigator who is capable of taking lead responsibility defending employment lawsuits. She frequently conducts and defends depositions, and she has successfully resolved numerous cases and obtained favorable rulings on summary judgment and motions to dismiss on behalf of her clients. She has also obtained appellate decisions  affirming favorable judgments for her clients, including before the Indiana Court of  Appeals, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

Jackie gained knowledge that benefits her practice before joining the firm full-time, as a summer associate and a legislative intern with Barnes & Thornburg, and as a legal clerk in the Office of the Indiana Attorney General’s Criminal Appellate Division.

Prior to attending law school, Jackie interned with the Indiana State Senate; worked as a campaign manager for an Indiana State Senate election  campaign; and worked as a registered lobbyist with an Indianapolis public affairs firm, representing clients before the Indiana General Assembly. 

Jackie has an unwavering commitment to the development and mentorship of younger attorneys, and  she regularly serves as a mentor to the firm’s summer associates and new attorneys. She also was instrumental in the creation of the Mentorship Award in her role with the IndyBar Women & the Law Division’s Executive Committee.

Professional and Community Involvement

Board member, Child Advocates

Member, Indianapolis Bar Association

Member, Indianapolis Zoo Council

Former member, Indianapolis Bar Association Women & the Law Division Executive Committee

Volunteer, Indianapolis Dress for Success Former volunteer, Indy Reads

Honors

The Best Lawyers in America, Ones to Watch, 2021
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