Jen represents businesses in a variety of matters, from single-plaintiff employment cases to multimillion-dollar contractual disputes. She also works with employers in cases involving the EEOC seeking damages on behalf of classes of employees. Jen drafts pleadings, researches and analyzes the law, and makes recommendations as to strategies for avoiding litigation and maintaining compliance with relevant laws.
Jen honed her legal research and writing skills as a law clerk for The Hon. Gary A. Fenner of the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri. During her clerkship, Jen drafted over 175 orders ruling on motions seeking dismissal, summary judgment, remand, class certification, and rulings on discovery disputes, as well as jury instructions. During her tenure at the court, Jen worked primarily on civil litigations including class and collective actions, multidistrict litigation and disputes involving Fortune 500 companies.
In addition to research and writing, Jen has a long history of successful advocacy, with championship performances stretching back to her undergraduate career. In law school, she won her school's negotiation and moot court competitions and her region's arbitration and trial competitions. Since graduation, Jen has volunteered her time as an assistant coach for her alma mater's undergraduate mock trial team.
Publications and Presentations
Employment Law Update, Kansas Human Rights Commission Employment Law Seminar, December 7, 2016.
Jennifer Varon, Note, A Powerless Plurality: The Second Circuit Court of Appeals in US v. James Correctly Determines that the Plurality Opinion in Williams v. Illinois Lacks Precedential Value, 47 Creighton L. Rev 193 (2013).