Nicky Jatana

  • Principal at Jackson Lewis P.C. (893 Attorneys)
  • 725 South Figueroa Street, Suite 2500, Los Angeles, CA 90017
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Nicky Jatana is a Principal in the Los Angeles, California, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Her practice focuses on employment litigation, as well as on advising employers regarding daily workplace issues. She is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) with the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

Ms. Jatana has experience with litigation involving wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, breach of contract, wage and hour, preventive advice and training, and other labor and employment-related matters. She has litigated numerous wage and hour class and multi-plaintiff actions and has trial experience. Ms. Jatana conducts training seminars and frequently speaks publicly on a multitude of employment law topics. Her experience includes handling employment matters from both in-house counsel and outside counsel perspectives. She practices in both state and federal court and also before such tribunals as the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing and the California Department of Industrial Relations - Division of Labor Standards Enforcement. She has represented employers in the retail, restaurant, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, transportation and banking industries, among others.

While attending law school Ms. Jatana excelled as an author and editor for The Transnational Lawyer and received Honors in Trial Advocacy.

Ms. Jatana speaks Hindi.

Honors and Recognitions

InsideCounsel magazine's Transformational Leadership Awards Western Conference, Sharing the Power Award (2012)
Los Angeles Business Journal, “Most Influential Minority Attorneys in Los Angeles” (2019)
•Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA), Rising Star (2015)

Published Works

•“The Impact of Employees Left to Their Own Devices: Top Ten BYOD Considerations,” Association of Corporate Counsel onlineLegal Resources (July 14, 2014) [Co-Author]
• Advising Employers on the Use of Social Media in the Workplace, Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine (February 2012) [Co-Author]
•“The Attorney-Client Privilege May Not Protect Emails to Your Attorney From the Company Computer,” Association of California Defense Counsel’s Verdict Magazine (2011)

In the News

February 1, 2019
Jackson Lewis

Nicky Jatana Named Among Most Influential Minority Attorneys in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, CA (February 1, 2019) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce Principal Nicky Jatana has been named one of the “Most Influential Minority Attorneys in Los Angeles” by the Los Angeles Business Journal. Ms. Jatana was selected based on her commitment to diversity and...

January 28, 2019
Los Angeles Business Journal

Nicky Jatana is Spotlighted on Most Influential Attorneys in Los Angeles List

Nicky Jatana is spotlighted for her commitment to diversity and inclusion, and legal excellence on the Most Influential Attorneys in Los Angeles, list published by the Los Angeles Business Journal. Subscription may be required to view article

June 24, 2016
Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis Publishes Q1 Diversity and Inclusion Committee Newsletter

Please enjoy our Diversity and Inclusion Committee Newsletter for the first quarter of 2016. A best practice of our firm, it includes personal, diversity-focused messages from our Diversity Committee Chair and Diversity Committee Manager, and highlights diverse attorney promotions, diversity-related activities, sponsorships and events...


May 14, 2017

Ransomware Attacks: Prevention and Preparedness

Several years ago, cyber criminals developed a profitable form of malware, now known as ransomware. A “ransomware” attack occurs when a hacker takes control of the victim’s information systems and encrypts its data, preventing the owner from accessing it unless the victim pays a sum of money, usually in the form of bitcoins. The FBI...


Understanding California's New Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training Requirements and Other Anti-Harassment Provisions

When October 17, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM PST

Credits: Continuing education credit was offered for the live broadcast of this seminar.
You cannot earn credit for watching the archived webinar.


Workplace Privacy
San Francisco implements “ban the box” legislation
March 5, 2014

San Francisco has joined the growing numbers of cities and states around the country implementing “ban the box” legislation which restricts inquiries regarding an applicant’s criminal records on applications for employment and during job interviews. The EEOC recommends “banning the box” in line with its guidance regarding convictions and

By Nicky Jatana

California Workplace Law
San Francisco implements ‘ban the box’ legislation
February 28, 2014

San Francisco has joined the growing numbers of cities and states around the country implementing “ban the box” legislation which restricts inquiries regarding an applicant’s criminal records on applications for employment and during job interviews. The EEOC recommends “banning the box” in line with its guidance regarding convictions and

By Nicky Jatana


Speaking Engagement

Labor and Employment Basics: Lessons Learned from Seasoned L&E Counsel

When March 21, 2019 - 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EST

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Class Actions and Complex Litigation
  • Privacy, Data and Cybersecurity
  • Wage and Hour
  • Media
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Real Estate

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
213-630-8233  Phone
(213) 689-0430  Fax
University Attended:
Rutgers University, B.A., 1991
Law School Attended:
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, J.D., 1998
Year of First Admission:
1999, U.S. District Court, Central District of California and U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit; 2001, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California; 2013, Colorado; 1999, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California; 1998, California

Professional Associations and Activities

•Association of Corporate Counsel, Shareholder Liaison to the National Employment & Labor Law Committee
•Los Angeles County Bar Association
•National South Asian Bar Association
•North American South Asian Bar Association
•South Asian Bar Association of Southern California, Executive Board Litigation Committee Chair (2009-2010)
•State Bar of California

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