Jessica W. Catlow: Lawyer with Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

Jessica W. Catlow


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Practice Areas

  • Executive Compensation
  • Counseling
  • Training & Employment Practices
  • Risk Mitigation
  • Transactions & Due Diligence
  • Employment Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Employment
  • Life Sciences
  • Labor & Benefits
  • Private Equity
  • Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • Defense of Employment Discrimination & Harassment Claims
  • Technology
  • Communications & Media
  • Financial Services
Contact InfoTelephone: 212.692.6843
Fax: 212-983-3115
University New York University, B.A., 1995
Law SchoolRutgers University, J.D., 2003
Admitted2004, New York and New Jersey; United States District Court for the District of New Jersey; United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York; United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

Professional & Community Involvement:
•Secretary, Board of Community Access, Inc.
•Member, Fellows of the American Bar Foundation


Jessica is experienced in representing both companies and executives regarding executive compensation issues in the context of mergers and acquisitions, venture capital investments, and private equity financing.

Jessica also has extensive expertise in risk mitigation, counseling and training regarding employment practices. Jessica drafts and negotiates the compensation and equity arrangements for senior level executives. She assists companies in the drafting and structuring of deferred compensation arrangements, performance bonus plans, and equity compensation plans to comply with employment, corporate, tax, employee benefits, and securities laws.

Jessica is also experienced in representing employers through all phases of litigation before federal and state courts as well as before administrative agencies and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority in claims for violation of state and federal antidiscrimination and wage laws, misappropriation of trade secrets, and breach of noncompetition and nonsolicitation agreements.

She regularly advises employers regarding employment practices and policies.


• Fifty-Two Mintz Levin Attorneys Featured in Chambers USA 2015 Guide, (05.19.2015)
• Jessica W. Catlow Elevated to Member of Mintz Levin, (05.19.2015)
• Mintz Levin Elevates Seven Attorneys to Members of the Firm, (05.05.2015)
• Twenty-Four Mintz Levin Attorneys Named 2014 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars, (10.03.2014)
• Mintz Levin Represents Time Inc. in Acquisition of Cozi Inc., (06.19.2014)


•Co-author, Section 409A Document Correction Relief: Take the Final Bite of the Apple before December 31st, Employee Benefits Alert (10.23.2012)
•Co-author, Pay for the Chief: The Shareholders Speak Out, Employment, Labor & Benefits Alert (04.24.2012)
•Co-author, Unpaid Intern: The Unpaid Employee?, Employment, Labor & Benefits Alert (02.09.2012)
•Deal Points: The Management Team, Bloomberg Law Reports: Labor & Employment (06.20.2011)
•Co-author, Deal Points: The Management Team, Bloomberg Law Reports: Labor & Employment (06.20.2011)
•Co-author, Social Media: HR Friend or Foe?, Law360 (05.31.2011)
•Co-author, The Thorny Problem of BlackBerrys, Law360 (04.07.2011)
•Co-author, Facebook Status Update: Protected Activity, Employment, Labor & Benefits Alert (11.17.2010)
•Co-author, Section 409A Compliance: A Second Bite at the Apple Ends December 31st, Employee Benefits Alert (11.09.2010)
•Author, Second Circuit's Novartis Ruling is a Wake-Up Call for Pharma Companies and Others Requiring Overtime Pay for Sales Reps under the FLSA, Employment, Labor & Benefits Alert (07.13.2010)

Speaking Engagements

•Speaker, A Smoother Road to Growth: How to Avoid the Top Ten Most Common Mistakes Made by Start-ups, A Smoother Road to Growth: How to Avoid the Top Ten Most Common Mistakes Made by Start-Ups, Springboard Enterprises, New York, NY (04.04.2012)

Recognitions & Awards

Chambers USA: New York (Associate to Watch) - Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (2015)
New York Super Lawyers: Rising Star - Employee Benefits (2014)


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Juries and the EEOC Take Aim at Pregnancy Discrimination
Jessica W. Catlow, December 8, 2014
Back in the summer, we wrote about the Equal Opportunity Commission’s release of its updated enforcement guidance on pregnancy discrimination claims under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act. Under the PDA, discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth or related conditions are a form of sex...
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Jessica W. Catlow

666 Third Avenue
New YorkNY 10017


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