Our Team

Jennifer M. Holly

Of Counsel

Email: jholly@srclaw.com
Office: 1-415-504-3074


J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 2008

  • Hastings Law Journal, Comments & Symposium Editor, 2006-2008
  • Attended Université Paris X – Nanterre, Paris, France, Fall 2007
  • Employment and Labor Law Association
  • Employment Law Practicum Teaching Assistant

B.A., magna cum laude, Santa Clara University, Spanish, French and Italian Languages and Literatures, 2002

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Phi Sigma Iota
  • SCU Italy Program, 2001
  • SCU Paris Program, 2000



Jennifer M. Holly is Of Counsel in the San Francisco and Palo Alto offices. She is an experienced litigator and counselor, providing clients with solutions in all aspects of employment relations, including litigation, preventative counseling, and guidance.

Jennifer represents employers in employment and traditional labor law matters, including discrimination and sexual harassment, wrongful discharge, retaliation, workers’ compensation, trade secrets, unfair competition, and wage and hour violations. Jennifer has experience defending companies in both class actions and single plaintiff cases. She also has experience representing clients in the health care, trucking, hospitality, education, medical, retail, and technology industries. Jennifer regularly represents employers in state, federal, and administrative courts including before the California Labor Commissioner, Department of Fair Employment and Housing, and the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board.

Jennifer’s traditional labor relations experience includes collective bargaining, representation proceedings, and representing employers in arbitrations. She also represents clients in unfair labor practice proceedings. Jennifer provides clients with legal and practical advice on a wide spectrum of labor relations issues including lawful responses to union organizing campaigns.

Courts and Forums
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S District Court for the Southern District of California
  • State of California
  • State Bar of California (Labor and Employment Law Section)
  • Sacramento County Bar (Labor and Employment Law Section)
  • San Francisco County Bar (Labor and Employment Law Section)
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • Author, “Big Win for the Healthcare Industry on Meal Break Waivers as the California Supreme Court Resolves an Apparent Conflict in the Labor Code and IWC Wage Order,” Employment Law and Litigation Blog, December 18, 2018
  • Author, “Employee Email and Social Media: What Is Protected Concerted Activity under the Law?” American Bar Association, December 3, 2018
  • Author, “Third Time’s a Charm? The Republican Majority NLRN Is Re-examining Section 7 and Company Email,” Employment Law and Litigation Blog, August 16, 2018
  • Author, “NLRB Finds Restaurant Wrongly Terminated Employees for ‘Profane’ Emails,” Employment Law and Litigation Blog, April 2018
  • Author, “Second Circuit Holds NLRB Did Not Err in its Finding that Facebook Posting that Supervisor Is a ‘Nasty Mother F**cker’ and ‘F*** His Mother’ Was Protected Concerted Activity,” Management Alert, May 2017
  • Author, “Court of Appeal Upholds LAPD Recruits’ Failure to Accommodate Claim,” One Minute Memo, February 2017
  • Co-Author, “Gig Economy Threatened by Proposed Legislation for Collective Bargaining Rights,” Management Alert, March 2016
  • Co-Author, “More Than Just Paid Sick Leave — 2014 California Legislative Update: Things You Need to Know for 2015,”Management Alert,, October 23, 2014
  • Co-Author, “The Year in Calif. Employment Law: What to Know for 2014; Law360, December 11, 2013
  • Co-Author, “2013 California Employment Law Legislative Update: Things You Need to Know for 2014; Management Alert, November 19, 2013
  • Co-Author, “What Businesses With California Employees Should Consider Before January 1, 2013,” Management Alert, December 2012
  • Co-Author, “Case Study: Pyro Spectaculars V. Souza,” Law360, March 29, 2012
  • Co-Author, “Notable California Legislative Changes and Case Law Updates – and Actions to Consider in Response,” Management Alert,, March 28, 2012
  • Author, “New Case on Rules Governing Application of California Overtime Law to Non-California Residents,” Labor & Employment Law Blog Articles, June 30, 2011
  • Author, “Protecting the Troublemaker: Continuing Ambiguity of the Law of Retaliation in the Workplace,” Labor & Employment Blog Articles, March 27, 2007
Presentations, Conferences, and Seminars
  • Presenter, “Labor University: Labor Law For HR Professionals, Employment Lawyers and Legal Generalists: What You Need To Know,” San Francisco, November 2016
  • Speaker, “2013 California Employment Law Legislative Update: Things You Need to Know for 2014,” The Sacramento Valley Paralegal Association (SVPA) & the California Alliance of Paralegal Associations (CAPA) Annual Meeting, Sacramento, CA, January 8, 2014
  • Speaker, “Labor & Employment Update, A CAPA-tol Idea: Invest in Yourself,” 23rd Annual CAPA Educational Conference, Sacramento, CA, June, 23, 2012
  • Co-Presenter, “Like Holding a Tiger by the Ears — Managing Employment Risk in Turbulent Times,” 15th Annual California Health Care Leadership Academy, April 2012
  • Presenter, “Trade Secret Misappropriation: Prevention and Litigation Cutting Edge Strategies,” Webinar, April 2012
  • Speaker, “Interaction of California Workers’ Compensation, Other Leaves FMLA/CFRA & Return to Work Issues,” Santa Clara County Employer Advisory Council (EAC), Santa Clara, CA, April 2010
  • Lecturer, various seminars for employees and attorneys, University of California, Hastings College of the Law
Civic and Charitable Activities
  • Board of Directors, Crossroads Diversified Services (2015-2019)
Professional Recognition and Awards
  • Northern California Super Lawyers – Rising Stars – 2018-2019
  • Top Attorneys: Northern California’s Outstanding Young Lawyers, San Francisco Magazine, 2018-2019
  • UC Hastings College of the Law, Moot Court Best Brief Award, 2006
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Phi Sigma Iota