Summit Speakers

Jessica Stuart Pliner is a partner in the Walnut Creek office of Lewis Brisbois and is a member of the Labor & Employment Practice. A legal counselor to individuals and businesses throughout California and beyond, Jessica Pliner works on matters of employment, intellectual property (trade secrets, trademark and copyright), commercial litigation, trucking, product liability, and large-exposure tort litigation. Jessica’s practice includes defending employers in wrongful termination, breach of contract, ADA access, sexual assault and trade secret litigation as well as litigating cases under the FEHA, Title VII, and the Unruh Act for discrimination, harassment and retaliation. Jessica’s practice also includes defending her clients in contract actions and a wide array of tort actions including professional liability, product liability, and premises liability actions, including negligent security and third party criminal conduct cases. Jessica also provides preventative counseling to her clients on a wide array of employment practices including revising employee handbooks, OSHA compliance, evaluating termination decisions and sexual harassment prevention.  Jessica meticulously develops and executes defense strategy, and defends all aspects of litigation from inception to resolution. With painstaking focus and well-analyzed evaluations of each matter, Jessica obtains outstanding results for her clients, including exploring all avenues for third party defense/indemnity. She has successfully first-chaired six jury trials and second-chaired many others. Jessica has obtained hundreds of favorable resolutions through summary judgment or settlement, both at the state and federal level. A former ADA, Jessica achieved guilty verdicts for each of the jury trials she handled for the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office. Her diverse client list includes everyone from individual policy holders to Fortune 500 companies.  Before entering the legal world, Jessica gained insider music industry experience as a concert promoter, artist manager and owner/manager of an independent record label with a dozen domestic and international releases.

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  • Proactive OSHA Compliance