Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
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Professional Summary

A collaborative, hands-on legal advisor and business executive with 12 years of labor & employment experience working in-house and at a large law firm. Single-handedly executed the entire legal function for a rapid growth medical device company from start-up to anticipated acquisition by a Global 1000 company. Acknowledged by peers as a passionate and persuasive thought leader who balances business profitability against risk management in a growing, fast paced environments. Excels in multi-tasking, building genuine relationship with executives, colleagues, and subordinates, and communicating complex legal concepts to a range of audiences. Skilled counselor and partner with human resources personnel. Licensed to practice in Missouri and Illinois.

  • Labor & Employment
  • Litigation (Individual and Class Action)
  • FMLA, ADA, Title VII, ADEA, CARES Act, Whistle Blower statutes, Wage & Hour
  • Site Investigations, Position Statements, Mediations, and Settlements
  • Corporate Client Relations
  • Verbal and Written Communication Skills
  • Compliance/Policies
  • Business Strategy & Risk Management
  • Legal/HR Function Oversight
  • Public Speaking
  • Collaborative Problem-Solving
  • Results-Oriented and High Ability to Manage Personnel & Initiatives
Work History
General Counsel & Director of Human Resources, 12/2015 to Current
Ss&C Solutions, Inc.Lawrence, KS,
  • Created and oversaw legal and human resources departments of start-up medical device company with proven ability to adapt to corporate strategies.
  • Drafted, reviewed, and negotiated 600+ company contracts with development and manufacturing partners, distributors, customers, healthcare consultants, and partners, including IP and software development/licensing agreements, warranties & service plans, and manufacturing and distribution arrangements.
  • Created, managed, and implemented all risk mitigation policies and procedures, including Employee Handbook, Code of Conduct, and compliance trainings.
  • Counseled company leadership on healthcare and commercial legal risks and issues related to marketing and sale of medical software and capital/disposable products (HIPAA, data privacy, Anti-Kickback, Stark Law, consumer protection statutes, unfair competition, false advertising, etc.).
  • Managed all labor & employment and human resources matters, including recruitment, hiring, discipline, termination, department restructuring, policies and procedures, pay and benefit programs, and administration of company stock options.
  • Worked with outside counsel and R&D/Marketing Departments on management of company intellectual property portfolios (trademarks & patents).
  • Key Accomplishments
  • Served as sole inside counsel on successful acquisition of company by Olympus for $340 million
  • Drafted and negotiated critical strategic partnership agreements for development of industry-disruptive single-use bronchoscope products ($500M market opportunity) and 4D navigated ultrasound system ($500M market opportunity)
  • Implemented several successful department reorganizations, including sales restructure that affected 50% of all employees with reduction-in-force of 24% of sales force that resulted in: no legal claims, 100% retention of remaining employees, 10% commercial headcount growth, and 25% corporate revenue growth
Senior Associate, 08/2014 to 12/2020
DonatosSolon, OH,
  • Manage legal team of five junior attorneys and active caseload of 80+ matters consisting of national and state-wide class action wage and hour lawsuits, equal employment opportunity charges and litigation under state and federal human rights statutes, non-compete, restrictive covenant and trade secret disputes, professional licensure proceedings before Missouri Administrative Hearing Commission, and breach of contract issues.
  • Routinely first- and second-chair trials, hearings, and depositions in state and federal courts, including jury trial in United States District Court of Nevada under FLSA.
  • Successfully defended arbitrated dispute against Missouri Department of Labor on behalf of large construction company under Missouri Prevailing Wage Law.
  • Counsel and defend small companies and managers in employment-related legal matters and disputes.
Associate, 01/2010 to 08/2014
Bryan Cave LLPCity, STATE,
  • Counseled human resource professionals and decision-makers at Fortune 500 companies regarding equal employment opportunity/affirmative action issues, employee leave rights, personnel policies, presentations, programs and handbooks, wage and hour compensation inquiries (including multiple company-wide FLSA audits), employee investigations, discipline and discharge inquiries, and other employment-related issues.
  • Routinely represented corporate clients in lawsuits involving complex unfair competition disputes (including national and international non-compete, trade secret and computer tampering litigation), employee discrimination, retaliation, harassment and whistle-blowing claims, insurance coverage matters and breach of contract issues.
Juris Doctor : Civil Litigation Concentration , Expected in
Saint Louis University School of Law - Saint Louis, Missouri,

Graduated cum laude; Order of the Woolsack; Class Rank: Top Ten Percent (24/301); Law Review: Saint Louis University Public Law Review: Lead Editor (2008-2009); Staff Editor (2007-2008); American Trial Lawyers Association National Moot Court Competition Region 8 Champion (Best Oral Advocate, First Place Overall, Best Brief Overall) and National Team member; Judge Robert G. Dowd, Sr. Award for Appellate Advocacy

Bachelor of Arts: Political Science, Expected in
Saint Louis University - St. Louis, Missouri,

Graduated magna cum laude; Mastersingers; Alpha Phi Omega Co-Ed Service Fraternity: Membership Vice President; Student Activities Board: University Homecoming Co-Chair

Accomplishments/Civic Involvement
  • Nominee, ONCON ICON Top 100 Corporate Counsel Awards (to be announced in February 2021).
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers—Rising Star in Employment Litigation (2014-2015).
  • Legal Services of Eastern Missouri's John R. Essner Award for Young Lawyer of the Year (2014).
  • Neighborhood Houses Corporate Service Award (2011).
  • Vivent Health, Human Resources and Compensation Committee Member (September 2018 - present).
  • St. Louis Effort For AIDS: Board Member and 30th Anniversary Committee (June 2012-October 2018).
  • Insight Theatre Company: Board Member (January 2010-November 2013).
  • Motion for Kids, Bryan Cave Chair (2011-2012).
Publications/Speaking Engagements
  • Issues and Developments of Interest, Bryan Cave LLP Employee Unfair Competition CLE Seminar, June 19, 2014
  • The Wonderful World of Computer Forensics, Bryan Cave LLP Employee Unfair Competition CLE Seminar, June 19, 2014
  • 2012 Employment Law Update, 15-Hour Review of the Law, presented by the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, June 22, 2012
  • The Florida “Three Strikes” Rule for Medical Malpractice Claims: Using a Clear and Convincing Evidence Standard to Tighten the Strike Zone for Physician Licensure Revocation, Saint Louis University Public Law Review, Vol. 28, No. 1, Fall 2008, pp. 317-348
  • New Federal Regulations Regarding Anti-Discrimination on the Basis of Genetic Information, authored with Lisa van Fleet and Dennis Donnelly, Privacy & Data Security Law Journal, Vol. 3, No. 9, September 2008, pp. 869-87

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