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Jayne Benz Chipman


Jayne Benz Chipman is a senior associate in the firm's San Francisco office.  She has spent over twenty years counseling and representing both private and public employers in California, with an emphasis on the public sector and higher educational institutions and independent schools.  Jayne’s practice consists of advising employers in all areas of employment, labor and employment-related higher education law.  She regularly counsels employers on hiring, equal employment opportunity, discrimination and harassment, wrongful termination, employee discipline and performance, personnel policies, ADA, FMLA, special education, and Brown Act compliance.  She has experience at all levels of the California court system and the district and circuit court levels of the federal court system.  (Fukuda v. City of Angels, 20 Cal. 4th 805 (1999)).  She also has experience with state and federal administrative agencies including  PERB, EEOC, DFEH and the NLRB.

Professional and Civic Involvement

  • Former Board Member, Alameda Free Library Foundation

Representative Public Presentations and Articles

Jayne  Benz Chipman
Office: Northern California
Phone: 415-835-9000
Fax: 415-834-0443
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  • J.D. - The George Washington University Law School - 1989
  • B.A. - Middlebury College - 1983
    cum laude

Bar/Court Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. District Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit