Jesse Ferrantella is an associate in the San Diego office of Ogletree Deakins. He represents employers in all aspects of employment law, including wage-and-hour matters, employment discrimination, retaliation, harassment, and claims brought under California’s Private Attorneys General Act. His practice includes an emphasis on class and collective actions.
Jesse’s practice involves all aspects of litigation in state and federal court, including presenting argument on motions, preparing dispositive motions, and working on appeals and amici briefing before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, California Supreme Court, and California Court of Appeal. He has been a part of litigation teams that have secured dismissal of class allegations, defeated class certification, obtained reversal and dismissal of claims on appeal, and obtained favorable summary judgment rulings.
Jesse also counsels employers on all aspects of labor and employment law, including compliance with wage-and-hour law and California’s state and local leave provisions. He has written multiple articles regarding significant developments in California employment law and in whistleblower retaliation law under the Sarbanes Oxley and Dodd-Frank Acts.
Prior to entering private practice, Jesse served as a law clerk to the Honorable Richard Clark at the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Administrative Law Judges. During law school, he served as an Articles Editor for the Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law. He also externed with the Honorable Stephen Reinhardt of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and interned with the U.S. Attorney's Office and the Department of Justice.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Jesse C. Ferrantella