Jessica F. Hahn

Partner

  • location icon Orange County, CA
    650 Town Center Drive
    Suite 1400
    Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Jessica F. Hahn is a partner in the Orange County office and a member of the Employment & Labor Practice. Ms. Hahn’s practice is dedicated exclusively to representing and counseling employers in employment-related matters including litigation, appeals, risk management, policy preparation, and training. She routinely represents employers in State and Federal Courts in all aspects of employment-related litigation, and she has extensive experience taking and defending depositions, arguing before courts on pre-trial law and motion matters, and drafting and arguing motions for summary judgment and motions to compel arbitration. Ms. Hahn also represents employers before the California DFEH, DLSE, EDD, and the United States EEOC. She also provides preventive counseling to employers regarding all aspects of employment practices, including evaluating and negotiating settlements of pre-litigation matters, drafting and auditing employee handbooks, preparing employment agreements, presenting sexual harassment prevention seminars, and evaluating disciplinary and termination decisions.

Publications

  • Authored numerous articles for Employment Practices Quarterly, a firm publication
  • Authored numerous articles for California Case Comments, a firm publication
  • Paul J. Dostart & Jessica A. Fortner - “Tax Practice in the Sunshine:  Application of the Open Meetings Law to Non-Government Entities” California Tax Lawyer, Spring 1998

Appellate Decisions

  • Abassi v. Welke (2004) 118 Cal.App.4th 1353
  • Gardenhire v. Housing Authority of Los Angeles (2000) 85 Cal.App.4th 236

Professional Presentations

  • A wage and hour seminar at the monthly Payroll Professional Meeting for the Orange County Chapter of the American Payroll Association (OCCAPA) on June 17, 2013.
  • Orange County Association of Legal Administrators General Meeting, Santa Ana, May 2013 – The Culture Handbook – Adding Depth to Onboarding
  • Lewis Brisbois Orange County Employment & Workers’ Compensation Law Seminar, March 2013, Costa Mesa - Wage & Hour: Details, Details, Details! The Latest And “Greatest” For Companies Braving California’s Wage & Hour Laws
  • Lewis Brisbois Orange County Employment Law Seminar, April 2012, Costa Mesa – How to Get Through the Jungle: Disability/Accommodation/Leaves of Absence and Coordination of Benefits
  • Lewis Brisbois Employment Law Seminar, Los Angeles, March 2011 – Lewis Brisbois Panel – Case Law Updates
  • Lewis Brisbois Orange County Employment Law Seminar, Costa Mesa, May 2010 – Real Life Application of FMLA/CFRA – Information You can Actually Use in Determining Leaves of Absence
  • Lewis Brisbois Training Seminar, Los Angeles [Firm-wide via videoconference], April 2010 – Employment Practices
  • Lewis Brisbois Training Seminar, Los Angeles [Firm-wide via videoconference], April 2010 – Preparing an Initial Report
  • Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP Orange County Employment Law Seminar, Costa Mesa, May 2009 – Leaves of Absence and Their New Provisions in an Uncertain Economic Climate
  • Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP Orange County Employment Law Seminar, Costa Mesa, June 2008, with Mercedes Cruz – Privacy in the Modern Workplace – What are the Boundaries?
  • Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP Summer Employment Law Seminar, San Bernardino, June 2007 - Preventing Employment Law Disputes - Steps Along the Path of Successful Employment Practices
  • Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP Summer Employment Law Seminar, Costa Mesa, June 2007 - Preventing Employment Law Disputes - Steps Along the Path of Successful Employment Practices
  • Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP Summer Employment Law Seminar, San Bernardino, June 2005 - Leaves of Absence in California - Coordination and Frequently Asked Questions
  • Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP Summer Employment Law Seminar, Costa Mesa, May 2005 - Leaves of Absence in California
  • Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP Summer Employment Law Seminar, June 2004 - Coordinating Leaves of Absence in California
  • Anastasi Construction, June 2002 – Sexual Harassment Training

Admissions

California

Associations

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • National Association of Professional Women
  • Professional Underwriting Society – Women’s Leadership Network Steering Committee, 2012-2013
  • USC Alumni Association

Education

University of San Diego School of Law

Juris Doctor, 1998

University of Southern California

Bachelor of Arts in International Relations, 1994

University of Barcelona Law School

Legal Studies, 1995

Sorbonne Université

General Studies, 1993

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