|University ||Ithaca College, B.S., 1995|
|Law School||Boston College Law School, J.D., 1999|
|Admitted||2000, New York; Massachusetts, US District Courts - Western District of NY; US District Courts - Eastern District of NY; US District Courts - Southern District of NY; US District Courts - Northern District of NY; US District Court - District of Massachusetts|
|Born||Rochester, New York, July 30, 1974|
Work and family. Two of the most important areas of life come under Jennifer Shoemaker's purview as an attorney practicing Family Law and Labor & Employment Law. Jennifer represents clients in the full spectrum of family law issues, including divorce, custody, support actions, the negotiation of separation agreements, adoptions and prenuptial agreements. Her diplomacy, compassion and people skills are an asset to her clients, as is her extensive background in general litigation, dispute settlement and arbitration.
In addition to her family law practice, Jennifer represents private and public-sector clients in a variety of litigation and employment matters, including contract disputes, tort claims, discrimination, retaliation, workplace issues and harassment. She also represents clients in complex national liability litigation and has conducted bench trials and arbitration proceedings. Jennifer has authored several employment law-related articles and is a regular lecturer for the Society of Human Resource Management.
Jennifer began her legal career as a law clerk at Sulloway & Hollis in Concord, N.H. Before joining Underberg & Kessler, she most recently served as an associate attorney at Lacy Katzen LLP.
Jennifer appears in both the federal and state courts before various government and administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the New York Division of Human Rights, OSHA and the United States Department of Labor.
Professional and Community Involvement
Jennifer is a member of the Board of Directors of Camp Stella Maris. She is also a member of the New York State, Monroe County and Wayne County Bar Associations, and the Association of Collaborative Family Law Attorneys.
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NLRB Attempts to Circumvent Noel Canning
Jennifer A. Shoemaker, August 15, 2014
Last week the NLRB announced that it unanimously ratified numerous administrative and personnel actions it took when it lacked a constitutionally-valid quorum. In June, the Supreme Court ruled in the Noel Canning decision that the recess appointments to the NLRB made by President Obama were...
Criminal Conviction Status and Employment
Jennifer A. Shoemaker, June 18, 2014
There has been a lot of talk in our area lately about “ban the box,” or not allowing employers to ask applicants at the initial application stage whether or not they have been convicted of a crime. In fact, municipalities across the country are passing ban the box laws. The idea behind...
Northwestern University Football Players are Doing What?
Jennifer A. Shoemaker, May 16, 2014
A group of student football players asked the National Labor Relations Board to rule that Northwestern University football players are actually “employees” of the University, therefore allowing them to unionize. In February, the Board’s Regional Director heard five days of...
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