Julia S. Acken

Julia S. Acken


Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC

Recognized since 2020

Phoenix, Arizona

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management

Litigation - Labor and Employment

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Ms. Acken focuses her practice in labor and employment law. She has defended numerous companies in gender, race and disability discrimination cases in state and federal court. Ms. Acken also has wide-ranging experience representing both public and private entities in EEOC claims, wage payment/overtime, wrongful termination, Davis-Bacon, and state and federal leave issues. She also currently serves as the Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Acken was in-house employment counsel to a large international company. In that capacity, she partnered with the Human Resources to draft and implement employment policies, assist with union labor negotiations and issues, resolve employee relations issues, manage civil and administrative employment and labor claims, revise the employment handbook and draft multi-state agenda, audit the I-9 process and draft multiple job descriptions based upon state and federal wage laws. Ms. Acken also trained both management and non-managerial employees on employment law compliance issues.

Location

  • One East Washington Street, Suite 1900
    Phoenix, AZ 85004-2554

Education

  • Northwestern University , J.D., graduated 2002
  • Indiana University, B.A., graduated 1999

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona, 2002

Affiliations

  • Jennings Strouss Diversity & Inclusion Committee - Chair
  • Jennings Strouss Recruiting Committee - Chair
  • State Bar of Arizona - Member, Employment Law Section

Court Admissions

  • Federal District Court, District of Arizona (2002)
  • Supreme Court of Arizona (2002)

Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC
Headquarters: Phoenix, Arizona

39 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

1 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

Full Firm Profile

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Employment Law - Management
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment

Special Focus

  • COVID-19

Awards:

  • Listed, "The Most Influential Women in Arizona Business,"Az Business Magazine (2021)
  • Listed, "Top 100 Lawyers for 2020,"AZ Big Media (2020)

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