Jesika Silva Blanco

Associate
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Jesika Silva Blanco

Jesika Silva Blanco

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Biography

Jesika Silva Blanco joined the Houston office in September 2015. As an associate in the employment and labor group, Jesika represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, including representation before administrative agencies and the early phases of litigation.  In addition to her litigation experience, Jesika's practice also focuses on counseling employers on day-to-day legal issues, including internal investigations, separation agreements, and non-compete agreements.


Professional experience

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JD, with honors, The University of Texas School of Law, 2015
BA, Sociology, Harvard College, 2012

While in law school, Jesika served as a Teaching Quizmaster for the Legal Research & Writing Program for two years and was a member of the Texas Hispanic Journal of Law and Policy.

  • Texas State Bar
  • Successfully excluded a proffered expert in a consolidated matter involving three collective action Fair Labor Standards Act cases.
  • Successfully obtained dismissal of foreign parent company in a lawsuit against its subsidiary involving Title VII discrimination claims.
  • Successfully obtained several favorable settlements for oil and gas companies in lawsuits involving claims of race, color, and national origin discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.
  • Represented employers before federal and state agencies, such as the EEOC and the Texas Workforce Commission, including investigating and drafting position statements in response to EEOC Charges.
  • Assisted in numerous internal investigations involving alleged violations of company policies and various federal statutes, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and whistleblower provisions under the Securities and Exchange Commission.
  • Assisted in advising global client in disclosing and responding to a Department of Justice investigation regarding the use of B-1 (OCS) visas.
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Vice President, Young Alumni, Harvard University Club of Houston
  • Spanish

Knowledge

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