Jessica G. Federico

Associate She / Her / Hers

Jessica Federico is dedicated to providing advice to public and private employers who are navigating the challenging and ever-changing landscape of labor and employment law. She counsels employers on defense of discrimination claims, wage and hour disputes, employee termination, internal I-9 audits, and restrictive covenants.

Prior to law school Jessica worked for several legal services providers in the Twin Cities, assisting immigrants in removal defense, family based immigration, and humanitarian relief.

Professional Highlights

Judicial Clerkships

Hon. Steven E. Rau, U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota

Professional Activities

Colorado Bar Association

Denver Bar Association 

Colorado Women's Bar Association

Recognition & Accomplishments

North Star Lawyer, Minnesota Bar Association, 2020

Minnesota State Bar Association Bernard P. Becker Legal Services Award, 2017

Speaking Engagements

Speaker, “Up in Smoke: Evolving Drug Laws & The Workplace,” 2021 Drug & Alcohol Testing Institute Symposium, June 23, 2021

Speaker, "Understanding Employee Classification: The Good, The Bad, The Must Haves," Paychex webinar, April 21, 2021

Speaker, “Keeping your HR House in Order: Best Practices for 2020,” Minneapolis Fall Employment Law Seminar, Ballard Spahr event, October 24, 2019



Mitchell Hamline School of Law (J.D., summa cum laude, 2017)

University of Wisconsin-Madison (B.A., 2012, with honors)






U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota