Jennifer A. Passannante
Partner - New Brunswick
Jennifer Passannante received her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, where she graduated with cum laude distinction. She received her law degree from Villanova University School of Law, where she served as secretary of the Pro Bono Law Society and as a managing editor of the Villanova Sports and Entertainment Law Journal.
As a partner at Hoagland Longo, Jennifer devotes her practice to representing individuals as well as public and private employers in complex employment matters and other areas of civil litigation including civil rights and municipal law issues. Jennifer has significant experience litigating matters in both state and federal trial and appellate courts, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and New Jersey Division on Civil Rights, and through arbitration and mediation. Jennifer has managed litigation involving claims of harassment and discrimination on the bases of sex, gender, pregnancy, age, race, religion, national origin, and disability, as well as whistleblower claims, family and medical leave related claims, civil rights claims, and issues of retaliation, defamation, and breach of contract.
Jennifer’s broad litigation experience bolsters her ability to provide a multifaceted and comprehensive approach to a variety of issues facing both individuals and businesses in the employment context. She regularly counsels clients regarding employment related issues, including but not limited to, disciplinary action and termination, compliance and policy matters, workplace restructuring, compensation arrangements, hiring and termination documentation, and agency investigations and audits.
Jennifer also conducts seminars and trainings for employers on human resources and employment-related topics, including best management practices, disabled workers and reasonable accommodations, effective hiring, wage and hour compliance, unlawful harassment and discrimination, internal investigations, employee training and employment law updates.
Jennifer is a member of the firm’s diversity committee, which is committed to cultivating diversity of thought, action and background in an effort to better serve our clients, our employees and our community. She is also a member of the firm’s technology committee, responsible for ensuring that the firm’s technologies and innovation keep current with the needs of our clients, as well as with industry standards.
Since 2012, Jennifer has been annually recognized with the distinction of being a Rising Star by New Jersey Super Lawyers. In 2014, Jennifer had the honor of being named to the New Jersey Law Journal New Leaders of the Bar list, one of only 50 attorneys chosen to represent a new wave of leadership in the New Jersey legal profession. In 2014, Jennifer was also selected as a fellow for the New Leaders Council, a premier leadership and professional development, training, mentoring, networking, and career advancement program for young professionals.
Jennifer is presently a member of New Jersey Women Lawyer’s Association and the New Jersey Defense Association. Previously, she served as a board member of the New Jersey State Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Division and as a member of the Middlesex County Bar Association.
- Member, New Jersey Women Lawyers Association
- New Leaders Council Fellow, 2012
- Member, New Jersey Defense Association
A description of the selection process methodologies on which these accolades are based can be found HERE. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.