Jennifer K. Hostetler

Partner at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP

Jennifer Hostetler is a partner in the firm's Litigation Practice Group, practicing primarily in the areas of employment and business litigation.

Jennifer’s employment practice focuses on the defense of employers in state and federal court against claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, breach of contract, and violation of wage and hour laws. She practices before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Nevada Equal Rights Commission, representing employers against claims filed by employees under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. Jennifer also counsels and advises employers with respect to their employment decisions and practices. She regularly prepares and reviews employment policies, contracts, severance agreements, and handbooks.

Jennifer has significant experience in employment law and human resource matters, having served as chief deputy attorney general for the state of Nevada. As chief, Jennifer supervised seven lawyers dedicated exclusively to representing the state of Nevada in personnel and employment law matters. Jennifer also advised and counseled Nevada’s state governmental agencies and public officials on day-to-day personnel matters in compliance with the state of Nevada personnel system and state and federal employment laws. She regularly represented the state of Nevada before administrative bodies and before state and federal courts in appeals from employee disciplinary actions, grievances, and claims brought pursuant to state and federal law, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amend.

In her business litigation practice, Jennifer assists individuals and companies in a broad range of business litigation disputes, including complex business contract and tort disputes. Jennifer has experience in all aspects of litigation from drafting initial pleadings and conducting discovery to summary judgment and trial. She has also had success in negotiating favorable settlements for her clients.

While in law school Jennifer was a member of the Nevada Law Journal. She was also an extern with both Judge Kent J. Dawson of the United States District Court, District of Nevada and the Juvenile Division of the Clark County District Attorney's Office.

Jennifer has a genuine interest in understanding her client’s goals. She regularly communicates and collaborates with her clients to offer tailored solutions. Clients appreciate her empathy, diligence, responsiveness, and desire to get the best possible results for any legal situation facing her clients.

Jennifer became interested in employment law during her first year of law school. She has harnessed that passion ever since and enjoys staying up to date on the latest and newest developments in employment law. When away from work, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family, traveling to new places, and practicing yoga.


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