Jennifer N. Lutz


Jennifer N. Lutz focuses her practice on employment litigation and counseling. Jennifer represents California’s employers in all aspects of employment disputes in state and federal court, and before administrative and government agencies. Jennifer has successfully litigated disputes involving issues of discrimination, wrongful termination, harassment, retaliation, and both individual and class/representative wage and hour claims.

In addition, Jennifer provides advice and training to employers on a full range of employment law issues, including drafting employment policies and procedures, terminations, and discipline.

Jennifer serves as an employment law instructor for the UC San Diego Extension. She is also a speaker and author on issues such as wage and hour law, employee privacy, and leaves of absence.

Awards +-

  • Best Lawyers in America 2021-2024
  • San Diego Business Journal’s “SD500 Most Influential People in San Diego” 2022
  • San Diego Business Journal’s “Top 100 Leaders in Law” 2022
  • San Diego Business Journal’s “Leaders in Law” (Finalist) 2021
  • San Diego Business Journal’s “Women of Influence in Law” 2021-2023
  • San Diego Business Journal’s Best of the Bar 2014
  • San Diego Metro Magazine “Top Attorneys” 2022
  • San Diego Super Lawyers 2011-2024 (Top 25 Women Lawyers 2020, 2023, 2024)
  • Nominated for The Daily Transcript’s Top Attorneys Award 2013

Affiliations +-

  • National Human Resources Association, Vice President, Professional Issues (1998-2002)
  • San Diego County Bar Association (Labor and Employment Law section)
  • San Diego Society for Human Resource Management, Vice President, Legislation (2002-2005)
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • State Bar of California

Education +-

  • University of Arizona, College of Law (J.D., 1997)
  • University of Arizona (B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1993)

Speaking Engagements +-

  • California Self Storage Association Webinar, “What is PAGA and How is it Going to Affect Me?” (2023)
  • North County Human Resources San Diego, “Understanding California Pay Transparency Laws” (2023)
  • San Diego Society for Human Resource Management, “California’s Pay Data Reporting & Transparency Law” (2023)
  • UCSD Extension Human Resources Leadership Program Webinar, “Bouncing Back: The Next Normal in Employment Law” (2020)
  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel Webinar, “Employment Law During COVID-19” (2020)
  • Coronavirus Webinar, “Compliance for California Employers During COVID-19” (2020)
  • The Power of Business Perspective, Keynote Speaker “Business Perspective on the Changes in Employment Laws” (2019)
  • California Restaurant Association, “San Diego County: The Dos and Don’ts of Human Resources” (2019)
  • San Diego Business Services Alliance, “California Employment Laws – 2019” (2018)
  • HR Comply California, “Can We Fire This Employee or Not? The State and Federal Tripwires to Avoid When Terminating Employees in California” (2018)
  • California Restaurant Association, “Human Resources in California” (2018)
  • San Diego Business Services Alliance, “New California Employment Laws” (2017)
  • San Diego Society for Human Resource Management “Social Media in the Workplace” (2017)
  • San Diego Society for Human Resource Management, Keynote Speaker “2016 California Compliance and Legislative Update” (2016)

11622 El Camino Real, #300
San Diego, CA 92130
Tel: (858) 755-8500
Fax: (858) 755-8504

2 N. Central Ave, 18th Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Tel: (602) 329-4786

Tel: (858) 345-8514
Fax: (858) 755-8504

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