February 1, 2023

Volume XIII, Number 32

Jennifer A. Yelen

In her employment law practice, Jennifer represents both employees and employers in all types of employment matters, including those involving discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, breach of contract and enforcement of restrictive covenants. As outside counsel for several Massachusetts employers, Jennifer advises clients on personnel policies, compliance with state and federal laws, harassment and discrimination complaints and investigations, hiring and termination issues, performance management and discipline of employees, and drafting of employee handbooks, employment agreements and severance agreements. Jennifer conducts workplace discrimination and harassment trainings for clients. She also regularly represents employers and employees in the negotiation of employment contracts, non-competition covenants, and severance packages.

As a member of ArentFox Schiff's Health Care Practice, Jennifer defends mental health professionals in connection with complaints before licensing boards including the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Psychologists, the Board of Registration of Social Workers, and the Board of Registration of Allied Mental Health and Human Services Professionals. She also consults with and provides advice to mental health professionals regarding ethical and risk-management issues. Jennifer has represented hundreds of licensed mental health professionals in Board-related matters and practice consultations. 

Jennifer’s family law practice includes litigation of divorce, alimony, child support, custody, post-divorce and paternity matters, as well as negotiation and drafting of separation/divorce and prenuptial agreements. 

Prior to joining the firm, Jennifer was a founding Partner of Shilepsky O’Connell Casey Hartley Michon Yelen LLP, an employment and litigation boutique, a Partner in the Litigation Department of Perkins Smith & Cohen LLP, and a Partner at Posternak Blankstein & Lund LLP.

Articles in the National Law Review database by Jennifer A. Yelen