Jessica Schoendienst is an associate in the Labor and Employment practice group. She represents clients in a variety of litigation and employment matters. Jessica provides advice and counsel to employers concerning their workplace policies, practices and personnel decisions, including such matters as employment agreements and compensation plans; wage and hour laws; independent contractor status; performance standards and disciplinary actions; leaves of absence; and compliance with other state and federal employment laws. She has particular experience in implementing workplace policies and practices to avoid wage and hour litigation and handling collective-bargaining negotiations. She also assists employers in navigating the complexities of obtaining work visas for foreign workers.
Prior to joining Weintraub Tobin, Jessica was the Director of Wage and Hour Compliance for a national employer. She created, implemented and managed the company’s wage and hour compliance program for 100+ national divisions and executive management. In her role she also negotiated collective-bargaining agreements and assisted in resolving union grievances.
Jessica graduated with distinction from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. While in law school, she served as a Managing and Technical Editor of the Pacific McGeorge Global Business & Development Law Journal. She also studied Fundamental Rights in Europe and the United States under Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy and Associate Justice Elena Kagan in Salzburg, Austria. Jessica was a judicial extern to Justice Michael A. Cherry of the Nevada Supreme Court and assisted in drafting judicial opinions.
In her free time, Jessica enjoys traveling, hiking, skiing, and spending time in Tahoe.
J.D., University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, 2015
B.S., California State University, Chico, 2007
International Legal Honor Society of Phi Delta Phi
Shields Inn Member
Academic Achievement Award, McGeorge Deans List, 2012 – 2015
Pacific Regent Academic Excellence Scholarship
Robert Mace Outstanding Management Student Award