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JENNIFER SCHWARTZ is a partner at Outten & Golden LLP and leads the practice in its San Francisco office representing individual employees.  She is a member of the Executives and Professionals Practice Group as well as the Family Responsibilities and Disability Discrimination Practice Group.  Ms. Schwartz has more than twenty-five years of experience practicing in the areas of employment law and criminal defense.  She has extensive trial, arbitration, and mediation experience with great success in all three forums.  Ms. Schwartz represents employees, including senior executives, in a wide variety of employment matters, ranging from wrongful termination, discrimination, sexual harassment, and retaliation claims to the negotiation of employment, severance, restrictive covenant, and trade secret agreements. Ms. Schwartz is a graduate of Yale University and New York University School of Law.  She completed her third year of law school at Stanford School of Law.  She has been recognized as a Super Lawyer for Northern California since 2013. Ms. Schwartz is a member of the New York and California bar and is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, and Central Districts of California and the U.S. Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Employment: 20%
    18 years, 500 cases
  2. Contracts: 20%
    18 years
  3. Mediation: 20%
    18 years
  4. Litigation: 20%
    18 years
  5. Wrongful Termination: 20%
    18 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Barry Philip Gorelick

    Jennifer Schwartz is the smartest, hardest working attorney I know. She obtains excellent results for her clients. She is a tough litigator. A very skilled trial lawyer.


    Barry Gorelick Workers compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Traci Michelle Hinden

    I endorse this lawyer's work.


    Traci Hinden Employment and labor Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Outten & Golden LLP

One Embarcadero Center
38th Floor
San Francisco, CA, 94111


NYCurrently registered 201503/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2016
Top Women Attorneys in Northern CaliforniaSuper Lawyers2016
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Of CounselGoldberg, Lowenstein & Weatherwax2014 - Present
OwnerLaw Offices of Jennifer Schwartz2014 - 2014
Association namePosition nameDuration
District of Columbia BarMember2014 - Present
San Francisco Criminal Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2011 - Present
California Employment Lawyers AssociationMember2009 - Present
Marin County Bar AssociationJudicial Evaluation Committee2003 - Present
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeMember1998 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersAdmitted1997 - Present
California Public Defenders AssociationMember1994 - Present
Association of Federal Defense AttorneysMember1999 - 2011
American Bar AssociationSubcommitte on White Collar Crime1995 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v. HunterAcquittal
People v. XXXXCase dismissed
U.S. v. MacNabPlea with agreed upon sentence far lower than initially anticipated.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Annual Survey of American lawLiability for the Transmission of Aids and Herpes1988
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
Yale UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1985
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
California Public Defenders AssociationMotions practice in trial2010