Jennifer S. Vicente

Jennifer S. Vicente, Of Counsel

jvicente@heritagelawllp.com

 

Education

Smith College (B.A., 1995)

University of San Diego School of Law (J.D., 1999)

Admissions

State Bar of California (1999)

State Bar of Hawaii (2001)

U.S. District Court, District of Hawaii (2001)

U.S. District Court, Southern District of California (2007)

U.S. District Court, Central District of California (2009)

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California (2013)

As a skilled litigator with nearly 18 years of experience, Jennifer S. Vicente has participated in over 10 trials and arbitrations, and is familiar with all aspects of litigation and dispute resolution. Ms. Vicente’s extensive litigation experience representing plaintiffs and defendants has enabled her to identify the most effective and cost efficient litigation strategy for her clients. Ms. Vicente provides personalized service and works collaboratively with her clients to ensure their understanding of the litigation procedure and strategy. Ms. Vicente has a diverse clientele, from national corporations to individuals, and focuses her practice on employment litigation and counseling, complex business litigation, and catastrophic personal injury matters.

Ms. Vicente is licensed to practice in California and Hawaii. Ms. Vicente previously served as an arbitrator for the Hawaii Court Annexed Arbitration Program, which requires mandatory, non-binding arbitration in tort litigation when the amount in controversy does not exceed $150,000. Currently, Ms. Vicente serves as an arbitrator on the Orange County Bar Association Mandatory Fee Arbitration Committee.

 

Speaking Engagements

“Employment and Labor Law Considerations,” American Bar Association, Trial & Insurance Practice Section – Animal Law Committee’s Shelter and Rescue Law Symposium: What Animal Shelters and Rescues Should Know About How to Avoid Liability at the Best Friends Animal Society’s No More Homeless Pets Conference, Jacksonville, FL (October 13, 2013)

“Sexual Harassment,” Gospel Memorial Church of God in Christ, First Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction of Southern California, Long Beach, CA (September 13, 2013)

 

Publications

“State New Arbitration Rules for Hawaii Employers,” The Pacific Employer, Vol. 2 No. 5 (2002)

“Is Lanham Act § 32 Still Necessary?,” J. Contemp. Legal Issues, Vol. 12 (2001)

“The Lanham Act, Publicity Rights, and the Celebrity’s ‘True’ Identity: Abdul-Jabbar v. General Motors,” J. Contemp. Legal Issues, Vol. 12 (2001)

“Employers Can Require Salaried Exempt Employees to Use Accrued Vacation/PTO Time for Partial Day Absences in Any Increments Without Compromising the Employee’s Exempt Status”, Klinedinst PC Newsletter

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