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Jennifer Maddrey is an attorney in King & Spalding’s Contracts and Business Torts practice, where she specializes in employment litigation and counseling.  Jennifer represents employers in individual, collective and class action lawsuits, governmental investigations, and administrative proceedings under federal and state employment laws, including Title VII, 42 U.S.C. § 1981, the ADA, the ADEA, the FMLA, and the FLSA. Additionally, Jennifer counsels employers on compliance with employment laws and related issues regarding employee training, internal investigations, exemption status and proper classification of workers, effective personnel policies and procedures, and records management policies and retention schedules. She also has experience in drafting employee handbooks, employment agreements, restrictive covenants, confidentiality agreements and separation agreements.

As a complement to her litigation practice, Jennifer stays abreast of trends in the litigation technology industry and monitors case law developments concerning e-discovery matters. Jennifer has experience in coordinating and supervising the selection of e-discovery vendors and developing protocols for data mapping, early case assessment, objective coding, collecting, reviewing and producing documents.  Her experience also includes training document review teams on case background and other issues relevant to document review projects.  Additionally, she has significant practical experience with a variety of document review platforms and litigation support systems.  

Jennifer received her J.D. from The Florida State University College of Law where she was a fellow with the Dispute Resolution Center at the Florida Supreme Court.  She graduated from Baylor University with a M.A. in Political Science and International Economics.  She obtained her B.A. in Political Science from San Diego State University.  She is admitted to practice in Georgia and Florida.

Publications

  • Co-author, “Pippins KPMG May Lead Corporations To Overpreserve But Also Teaches How To Avoid It,” The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, April 2012.
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Credentials

J.D., Florida State University College of Law

B.A. Political Science, San Diego State University

M.A., Baylor University

Florida

Georgia

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

Law Clerk, The Honorable Robert J. James, Douglas Superior Court, Georgia

American Bar Association

State Bar of Georgia

The Florida Bar

Matters

Member of team representing Bass Pro Outdoor World, LLC in nationwide EEOC pattern or practice action alleging claims of race discrimination and retaliation under Title VII.  EEOC v. Bass Pro Outdoor World, LLC et al., Case No. 4:11-cv-3425 (S.D. Tex.).

Defending Fortune 100 company in a nationwide EEOC investigation alleging disability discrimination under the ADA and FMLA.

Defending U.S. banking institution in action brought by employee alleging racial discrimination and retaliatory discharge.

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Member of team representing Bass Pro Outdoor World, LLC in nationwide EEOC pattern or practice action alleging claims of race discrimination and retaliation under Title VII.  EEOC v. Bass Pro Outdoor World, LLC et al., Case No. 4:11-cv-3425 (S.D. Tex.).

Defending Fortune 100 company in a nationwide EEOC investigation alleging disability discrimination under the ADA and FMLA.

Defending U.S. banking institution in action brought by employee alleging racial discrimination and retaliatory discharge.

Representing healthcare institution in action brought by former employee alleging racial discrimination and retaliatory discharge and counterclaim against former employee for misappropriation of trade secrets and confidential information.

Representing leading wealth management firm in action and counterclaim regarding employee restrictive covenants and misappropriation of trade secrets.

Conducting FLSA review for software company (in connection with sale to a buyer requesting indemnification for any employees potentially misclassified as exempt) to determine which employees had been misclassified and whether the company was required to pay time and a half or could use the fluctuating work week approach to calculate overtime pay retroactively.

Conducting FLSA review for Fortune 100 beverage company to determine proper classification of existing position that was exempt and then became non-exempt when the job description was updated in the company’s HRIS system.

Conducting FLSA review for software development company to determine proper classification of various positions that were found to be non-exempt by another law firm’s wage and hour audit and to calculate overtime exposure for potentially misclassified employees.

Defending a large Southeastern law firm in a legal malpractice action relating to the firm’s patent prosecution practice.

Defending a hospitality industry client in securities-related shareholder class action challenging a merger deal.

Representing textile manufacturer in $400 million action against railroad company resulting from train wreck and subsequent release of toxic chemicals.

Matters

Member of team representing Bass Pro Outdoor World, LLC in nationwide EEOC pattern or practice action alleging claims of race discrimination and retaliation under Title VII.  EEOC v. Bass Pro Outdoor World, LLC et al., Case No. 4:11-cv-3425 (S.D. Tex.).

Defending Fortune 100 company in a nationwide EEOC investigation alleging disability discrimination under the ADA and FMLA.

Defending U.S. banking institution in action brought by employee alleging racial discrimination and retaliatory discharge.

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Matters

Member of team representing Bass Pro Outdoor World, LLC in nationwide EEOC pattern or practice action alleging claims of race discrimination and retaliation under Title VII.  EEOC v. Bass Pro Outdoor World, LLC et al., Case No. 4:11-cv-3425 (S.D. Tex.).

Defending Fortune 100 company in a nationwide EEOC investigation alleging disability discrimination under the ADA and FMLA.

Defending U.S. banking institution in action brought by employee alleging racial discrimination and retaliatory discharge.

Representing healthcare institution in action brought by former employee alleging racial discrimination and retaliatory discharge and counterclaim against former employee for misappropriation of trade secrets and confidential information.

Representing leading wealth management firm in action and counterclaim regarding employee restrictive covenants and misappropriation of trade secrets.

Conducting FLSA review for software company (in connection with sale to a buyer requesting indemnification for any employees potentially misclassified as exempt) to determine which employees had been misclassified and whether the company was required to pay time and a half or could use the fluctuating work week approach to calculate overtime pay retroactively.

Conducting FLSA review for Fortune 100 beverage company to determine proper classification of existing position that was exempt and then became non-exempt when the job description was updated in the company’s HRIS system.

Conducting FLSA review for software development company to determine proper classification of various positions that were found to be non-exempt by another law firm’s wage and hour audit and to calculate overtime exposure for potentially misclassified employees.

Defending a large Southeastern law firm in a legal malpractice action relating to the firm’s patent prosecution practice.

Defending a hospitality industry client in securities-related shareholder class action challenging a merger deal.

Representing textile manufacturer in $400 million action against railroad company resulting from train wreck and subsequent release of toxic chemicals.

Credentials

J.D., Florida State University College of Law

B.A. Political Science, San Diego State University

M.A., Baylor University

Florida

Georgia

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

Law Clerk, The Honorable Robert J. James, Douglas Superior Court, Georgia

American Bar Association

State Bar of Georgia

The Florida Bar