Maynard Cooper & Gale and Nexsen Pruet have agreed to merge on April 1, 2023. Together we will be Maynard Nexsen.

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Jennifer's Profile

Jennifer is an attorney in Maynard’s Labor & Employment Practice Group. With a record of successful company defense, she devotes her practice to the representation of management in all areas of labor and employment law. Jennifer’s extensive experience benefits clients in a multitude of EEO and employment-related matters, including advising and litigating claims arising under the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Section 1981, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and other analogous state discrimination and tort laws. Jennifer also has experience litigating and providing advice relating to the enforceability of employment agreements and non-compete agreements, and conducting investigations into workplace issues.

Before joining Maynard, Jennifer clerked for two federal judges and was a partner at a Birmingham law firm, primarily practicing business and commercial litigation and employment law. Jennifer earned her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Alabama School of Law and a B.S., summa cum laude, from the University of Alabama.

Jennifer's Accolades

  • Alabama State Bar Leadership Forum, Class 15 (2020-2021)
  • B-Metro Magazine “Top Attorneys” (2017-2021)
  • B-Metro Magazine “Top Women Attorneys” (2015-2021)
  • Birmingham Bar Association Future Leaders Forum (2014)

Jennifer's Affiliations and Civic Involvement


  • Alabama State Bar
  • Birmingham Bar Association, Womens Lawyers Section Board (2023-Present), Young Lawyers Section Executive Committee (2015–2021), Vice President-Communications (2018)


  • Rotaract Club of Birmingham (2012-2021), Leadership Development Program (2015-2016)
  • Alabama Symphony Orchestra Junior Patrons Board (2012-present), Secretary (2012-2018)

Jennifer's Publications

The Academic Medical Center Exception to the Stark Law: Compliance by Teaching Hospitals, 61 Ala. L. Rev. 373 (2010)

Jennifer's Speaking Engagements

  • November 17, 2022: panel moderator to the Birmingham Bar Association Future Leaders Forum, “The Future of Birmingham,” Birmingham, AL
  • November 22, 2019: panel presentation to the Birmingham Bar Association Young Lawyers Section, “Emerging Issues in the Law: Cannabis, Vaping, and the First Amendment,” Birmingham, AL


State Bar: Alabama

U.S. District Court: Alabama (Northern, Middle, Southern)

U.S. Court of Appeals: Eleventh Circuit

  • University of Alabama School of Law
    • (2010, J.D., cum laude, Alabama Law Review, Articles Editor and Member of the Managing Board; Moot Court: Campbell Moot Court Board and Tax Law Moot Court Team; Honor Court, Associate Justice; Order of Barristers; Bench and Bar Legal Honor Society)

  • University of Alabama
    • (2007, B.S., summa cum laude, in Secondary Education and Mathematics, University Honors Program; Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society; Pi Mu Epsilon Honor Societies)

The Honorable Paul W. Greene
United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama

The Honorable Inge P. Johnson

United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama

Thursday, February 23, 2023

Do Employers Need to Revise Their Severance Agreements After Recent NLRB Ruling About Confidentiality and Disparagement?

By Warren Lightfoot and Jennifer Wheeler This week, in McLaren Macomb, the National Labor Relations Board made two rulings regarding employers’ ability to silence laid-off or terminated employees: first, that employers can no longer include a broadly written confidentiality clause that requires employees to keep quiet about the terms of...

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Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Maynard Gains 5 Experienced Attorneys

Maynard is pleased to announce the addition of five attorneys to our Government Solutions, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, Insurance & Financial Litigation, Litigation, and Labor & Employment Groups. Macy Climo, Associate, Government Solutions, NashvillePatrick Huston, Associate, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, NashvilleBraden Morell, Associate, Insurance & Financial Litigation, BirminghamMadison...

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