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August Professional Development Meeting

  • Thursday, August 10, 2023
  • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Pontchartrain Yacht Club
  • 53


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Jennifer Anderson is an employment litigator focusing on wage and hour compliance and litigation, having represented employers in more than 200 Fair Labor Standards Act cases, including more than 60 class and/or collective actions. Ms. Anderson represents publicly traded and private companies in a variety of industries, including banking, financial services, and health care. She has particular experience advising and defending energy clients, including oil and gas drilling and production-related services companies. Ms. Anderson also defends employers and management before state and federal administrative bodies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). She serves as lead counsel in the arbitration and litigation of labor and employment disputes at the trial and appeal levels under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and similar state and federal laws governing employment discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. Her litigation experience also includes representing employers in breach of contract, non-competition, non-solicitation, and employment-related tort claims.

Mary Gentry focuses her practice on litigation and employment law matters. Mary Gentry is an associate in Baker Donelson's Baton Rouge office and a member of the Labor and Employment Practice Group, where she assists clients in employment-related matters.

Ms. Gentry graduated from LSU in 2016 with a B.A. in English literature and a minor in political science. After LSU, Ms. Gentry moved to Washington, D.C., where she gained valuable experience in both the House of Representatives and the Senate for two years before returning to Louisiana to attend the LSU Law Center. While there, Ms. Gentry served on the Board of Advocates and was a member of the Jessup International Law Moot Court External Team and the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court External Team. Before joining Baker Donelson, Ms. Gentry served as a law clerk for the Honorable James D. Cain in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana and completed an externship for Justice Marcus Clark of the Louisiana Supreme Court.

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