Jessica D. Tsuda

Jessica Tsuda has experience in labor and employment litigation. She enjoys litigation, especially helping clients through the process. She also likes counseling clients about their obligations under federal and state employment laws.

Ms. Tsuda has experience in defending employers against single plaintiff lawsuits as well as collective and class actions. She has also represented employers in administrative proceedings before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") and helped employers during EEOC investigations. She has defended claims brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Americans with Disability Act, Title VII, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.

Pro bono work is very important to Ms. Tsuda. Currently, her pro bono work focuses on immigration cases.

Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Tsuda served as an appellate law clerk for the Honorable Richard L. Gabriel at the Colorado Court of Appeals.

Before starting her legal career, she worked for three years with Wells Fargo Bank in a management training program.


Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Ogletree Deakins is one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. The firm has more than 650 lawyers located in 44 offices across the United States and in Europe. For more than three decades, Ogletree Deakins has offered clients representation in every aspect of labor and employment laws, including business immigration, employee benefits, and workplace safety and health law as well as employment litigation and traditional labor law. The firm represents a diverse range of clients, including more than half of the Fortune 50 corporations in the United States.

Ogletree Deakins was named “Law Firm of the Year” in both the Litigation – Labor & Employment and the Employment Law – Management categories in the 2013 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” list. The firm is proud to have lawyers who are Fellows in the College of Labor & Employment Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America, and “Leaders in their Field” in Chambers USA. Many of our lawyers are widely published in legal journals, newsletters, trade magazines, and continuing legal education materials, and frequently are asked to speak at seminars and programs throughout the country.

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