Jocelyn Burton has litigated 100s of cases and has provided legal advice to federal agencies, local governments, corporations and individuals.
EDUCATION University of Chicago, J.D. University of Texas at Austin, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, MPA, Wake Forest University, B.A.
LEGAL EXPERIENCE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY'S OFFICE - NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA Civil Chief, 2001-2003, Deputy Civil Chief, 1998-2001, AUSA, 1994-1998, 2003-2005
Attorney of record in cases resulting in over twenty published decisions;Litigated hundreds of cases in federal district court;Litigated over 80 civil appeals before the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals;Handled numerous cases involving claims of various types of discrimination, including age discrimination, race discrimination, religious discrimination, disability discrimination, sex discrimination and national origin discrimination;Handled numerous retaliation and harassment cases, including sexual harassment, racial harassment, national origin harassment and religious harassment; andReceived commendation from the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice for successfully litigating Fair Housing Act and disability rights actions on behalf of victims of discrimination, 2003.
KILPATRICK STOCKTON LLP 2005-2008 Of Counsel
Litigated class action wage and hour cases;Litigated a number of employment discrimination actions; andCounseled employers on a variety of employment issues.
SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA 2008-2009 Chief Attorney
Supervised a staff of approximately 33 attorneys and other professionals who were responsible for providing legal research to the court and assistance to self-represented litigants.
MARRON, REID & SHEEHY 1990-1994 Associate
THELEN, MARRIN, JOHNSON & BRIDGES 1988-1990 Associate
SEMINARS AND PRESENTATIONS Discrimination and Harassment, National Business Institute, 2016Workplace Behavorial Issues: Appropriately Handling Thorny Situations, National Business Institute, 2016Wage and Hour Litigation and Management, Minimizing risk of wage and hour litigation for in-house counsel, Bridgeport Continuing Education, 2016Cultural Bias in Jury Selection, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, 2015Workplace & Employment Law Update: The Plaintiff’s Perspective, Employer’s Group, 2014Lawyers and Professionalism: Keeping It Civil, California Association of Black Lawyers, 2014Immunity and Impunity, California Employment Lawyers Association, 2013Housing Discrimination, Santa Clara University School of Law, 2013Pretrial Investigation and Preparing the Complaint and Discovery Planning, Bridgeport Seminar, 2012Technology and Ethics, VIP GlobalNet, L.L.C., 2010Overview and Compliance with Employment Laws, Lorman Education Services, 2008Ethics An Overview of Codes, Rules, Regulations and Current Issues, Wake Forest University 27th Annual Review of North Carolina Law, 2007Employment Law, Wake Forest University 27th Annual Review of North Carolina Law, 2007Legal Implications of Employee Wellness Programs, Lorman Education Services, 2007Sex Discrimination, Including Equal Pay Act, Wake Forest University Continuing Legal Education on Employment Law, 2007Ethics An Overview of Codes, Rules, Regulations and Current Issues, Wake Forest University 26th Annual Review of North Carolina Law, 2006Employment Law, Wake Forest University 26th Annual Review of North Carolina Law, 2006
ADMISSIONS AND PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS The State Bar of California, 1988The North Carolina State Bar, 2006California CourtsNorth Carolina CourtsUnited States District Court, Northern District of CaliforniaUnited States District Court, Eastern District of CaliforniaUnited States District Court, Central District of CaliforniaUnited States District Court, Middle District of North CarolinaUnited States Court of Appeals for the Ninth CircuitAmerican Bar AssociationCalifornia Employment Lawyers AssociationMediator, United States District Court, Northern District of CaliforniaEarly Neutral Evaluator, United States District Court, Northern District of California
COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS Saint Vincent's Day Home, Board of Directors