Employment attorney Jennifer Ostertag at the Genie Harrison Law Firm

Jennifer Ostertag

SENIOR ATTORNEY

Ms. Ostertag represents employees in harassment, discrimination and retaliation cases, and in wage and hour and equal pay violation cases. She has also represented individuals who have been injured by others’ negligence.

Before joining the Genie Harrison Law Firm, Jennifer served as associate general counsel for a top Internet search engine company. She then litigated and tried employment and personal injury cases, as lead counsel, at top Los Angeles law firms for two decades. Jennifer joined the Genie Harrison Law Firm as a Senior Attorney to continue the pursuit of justice on behalf of the firm’s deserving clients.

From 2008 to 2013, Jennifer was named by Super Lawyers to its Southern California Rising Stars list, which is a distinct honor bestowed on only 2.5% of practicing attorneys under the age of 40. In 2014 and from 2018-2020, Jennifer was honored by being listed to Southern California Super Lawyers in both Plaintiff’s Employment Litigation and Personal Injury matters.

Some of the settlements and verdicts Jennifer has obtained include:

  • Van Laningham vs. Van Wormer, Inc. et al. — $3.3M jury verdict against owners of a Mexican hotel chain for breach of an exclusive booking contract.
  • $1.125M settlement for a generator technician who sustained a brain injury as a result of discrimination based on his national origin.
  • $1.675M settlement for a construction worker who sustained a spinal crush injury from a fallen wall.
  • $2.5M settlement for plaintiff whose car collided with a tractor-trailer.

Jennifer grew up in France where she received her Baccalauréat Economique et Social. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Loyola Marymount University and then graduated from Loyola Law School. 

Jennifer is admitted to practice before California state courts and the United States District Court for the Eastern and Central District of California. 

She is a leader in the Los Angeles legal community as a member of the Board of Governors for the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, of the Executive Committee for the Beverly Hills Bar Association Employment Law Section and of the Women Empowering Women Section. She is also a member of the American Association for Justice’s International Relations Committee. Jennifer is also a member of the Consumer Attorneys of California and the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles.

Jennifer is, of course, fluent in French.

Practice Areas of the Genie Harrison Law Firm

WRONGFUL TERMINATION
DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION
EQUAL PAY & GENDER DISCRIMINATION
SEXUAL HARASSMENT
WORKPLACE DISCRIMINATION
WHISTLEBLOWER RETALIATION