Education

  • University of California, Hastings College of Law, 2000 (J.D.)

  • University of California at Los Angeles, 1994 (B.A. Political Science)

Bar & Court Admissions

  • California, 2000
  • Texas, 2010
  • Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Courts for the Central, Eastern, and Southern Districts of California
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas

Professional Activities

  • UCLA Austin Alumni Network, President
  • University of California Hastings College of the Law, Board of Trustees
  • University of California Hastings College of the Law, Board of Governors Past-President
  • Texas Minority Counsel Program, former Steering Committee Member
  • Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation

Jennifer Rappoport Colimon

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Jennifer Rappoport Colimon is a commercial litigator with a primary focus on employment disputes. Licensed in both Texas and California, Jennifer litigates high-stakes cases—including class actions and collective actions involving Fair Labor Standards Act, California wage and hour laws, trade secrets, restrictive covenants, wrongful termination, employment discrimination, and a wide array of other employment and commercial disputes. Due to her prior experience practicing employment law in the Los Angeles office of Winston & Strawn, Jennifer provides valuable counsel to Texas businesses with operations in California, including advising companies on the complexities of California employment law.

Jennifer takes a big-picture view of her clients’ needs, with an eye toward how all the pieces fit together. She provides practical, actionable advice and is a go-to resource when her clients need counsel on complex questions. Jennifer’s clients appreciate her ability to communicate complex legal concepts clearly. She understands how a business must weigh risk in all legal decision-making and can help assess and measure risks against the benefit to the business. Jennifer can also seamlessly step in as outside General Counsel to large and small companies.

In 2022, Jennifer served as interim General Counsel of SunPower Corporation, a publicly traded, leading solar technology and energy services provider in North America. Prior to serving as SunPower’s interim GC, she managed its global commercial litigation docket and was employment counsel. This deep in-house experience gives her real insight into her clients’ perspectives and a unique ability to help meet their business objectives through legal strategies.

Jennifer currently serves as Managing Partner Wittliff | Cutter. Chosen by her peers for this leadership role, she promotes a culture of continuous learning and models her willingness to embrace all challenges with a problem-solving mentality. She serves her fellow members of the firm with the same responsive and insightful approach she provides her clients.

As native Californian living in Austin, Jennifer is still deeply tied to her UCLA Bruins as the President of the UCLA Austin Alumni network, and to her law school as a Trustee on the UC Hastings Board of Trustees.

Litigation

  • Obtained a voluntary dismissal of all class claims in a California wage and hour class action/PAGA lawsuit, resulting in nominal settlement of individual claims
  • Obtained a voluntary dismissal of collective action claims in a Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) case in Texas, and nuisance settlement value of the individual plaintiff claims
  • Secured a preliminary injunction enforcing non-solicitation obligations of a former branch manager of a mortgage loan company
  • Represented a diagnostic laboratory medicine company in a wrongful termination lawsuit by a former executive
  • Defeated certification of nationwide FLSA collective actions

Counseling

  • Negotiates executive employment agreements and separation agreements for executives of publicly traded companies
  • Oversees internal investigations into various workplace matters, including workplace fatalities, allegations of sexual harassment and discrimination, and corruption
  • Regularly helps businesses navigate reductions in force

General Counsel/in-house experience

  • Served as interim general counsel for public company
  • Managed corporate national and international commercial litigation docket
  • Advised on employment aspects of multiple international M&A transactions

Education

  • University of California, Hastings College of Law, 2000 (J.D.)
  • University of California at Los Angeles, 1994 (B.A. Political Science)

Bar & Court Admissions

  • California, 2000
  • Texas, 2010
  • Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Courts for the Central, Eastern, and Southern Districts of California
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas

Professional Activities

  • UCLA Austin Alumni Network, President
  • University of California Hastings College of the Law, Board of Trustees
  • University of California Hastings College of the Law, Board of Governors Past-President
  • Texas Minority Counsel Program, former Steering Committee Member
  • Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation