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Jennifer is Senior Labor & Employment Counsel for Johnson Controls, a global $30+ Billion company with nearly 120,000 employees in over 150 countries around the world.  The majority of her day-to-day duties and responsibilities include providing strategic and practical legal advice, counseling and support to human resources personnel, senior business leaders and management regarding labor and employment issues both in the U.S. and in other jurisdictions where the company operates; providing risk assessment and management with regard to the company’s employment actions; managing and advising human resources personnel with regard to internal investigations; and ensuring compliance with various labor and employment laws and regulations.  Jennifer also manages all of the company’s immigration matters, both in the U.S. and abroad.  And, she manages the company’s affirmative action programs and ensures its cooperation in various compliance audits and investigations.

Prior to joining Tyco, Jennifer was a Senior Associate with the law firm of Hunton & Williams LLP, where she was a member of the firm's Labor & Employment practice group for nearly nine years.

Jennifer is the proud mother of identical twin girls, Ella and Emma.

Senior Labor and Employment Counsel
Johnson Controls
Boca Corporate Center
4700 Exchange Court, Suite 300
Boca Raton, FL 33431

Fellow Year


Areas of Practice

ERISA/Employee Benefits
Labor & Employment Law



Leadership Positions

Vice Chair - African and African American Business Resource Group, South Florida Chapter Institute Fellow - Executive Leadership Counsel

Law School

University of Miami School of Law

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