Jessica DuBois

Associate

duboisj@ballardspahr.com
Tel 612.371.2416
Fax 612.371.3207
Minneapolis

Jessica DuBois brings a depth of real world experience to her work assisting employers with employee benefits and human resources issues. Jessica currently advises corporate and nonprofit employers on employee benefit and executive compensation matters. Jessica works with clients to design, implement and administer retirement plans, health and welfare plans, and deferred compensation plans. She works with public companies to design stock incentive plans to retain employees and with emerging companies on phantom stock plans. Jessica's recent work also includes working with clients on employee benefit and compensation matters during mergers and acquisitions.

Additionally, Jessica works with employers providing advice on issues relating to accommodation and can provide training and education to assist in avoiding conflict and claims, especially relating to accommodations for transgender employees who are transitioning at work. Jessica routinely writes employee handbooks, drug testing policies, and leave policies that are up to date with the many changes in employment law.

Before becoming a lawyer, Jessica spent several years as a teacher. She also worked with a nonprofit organization in Oregon where she assisted communities across the state in passing ordinances inclusive of sexual orientation and gender identity.

Professional Activities

Minnesota Lavender Bar Association, 2017-present; Co-Chair, 2019-2020

Recognitions and Accomplishments

North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2016-2018

Publications

Co-author, "With 2 Proxy Seasons Gone By, What Have We Learned From Pay Ratio Disclosures?" The Legal Intelligencer, September 11, 2019

Speaking Engagements

"Novel Developments in Employee Benefits," Minnesota CLE Advanced Employee Benefits Workshop, February 27, 2019

"A Year in Review: Top 10 Developments in Employment and Employee Benefits," Ballard Spahr Minneapolis Employment Law Seminar, October 2019

"2018 Employment Law Year in Review," Southwest Metro Human Resources Association, January 2019

"The New Tax Law's Effect on Benefits and Executive Compensation," Minneapolis Fall Employment Law Seminar, Ballard Spahr event, October 10, 2018

"Accommodation Best Pracitces for Your Increasingly Diverse Workplace," Southwest Metro Human Resources Association, May 2018

2017 Employment Law Seminar: A Time of Change, Complimentary Seminar, October 11, 2017

Mitchell Hamline School of Law (J.D. 2016, summa cum laude)
Symposium Issue Editor, Mitchell Hamline Law Review
Recipient, Certificate in Advocacy and Problem Solving from the Dispute Resolution Institute

Lewis & Clark College (M.A. Teaching, 2007)

Oberlin College (B.A., with Honors, 1999)

U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota