Janie F. Schulman Esq.

Morrison & Foerster LLP
Schulman, Janie

Janie Schulman is Co-Chair of Morrison & Foerster’s Employment and Labor Group where, for more than 25 years, she has specialized in employment and trade secrets litigation and counseling. Ms. Schulman has developed expertise in employment law issues unique to many industries, such as financial services, technology, medical/life sciences, retail and hospitality.

Ms. Schulman litigates complex lawsuits alleging misappropriation of trade secrets, employee and customer raiding, unfair competition and breach of restrictive covenants. She has successfully defended employers in disputes alleging Sarbanes-Oxley Act and other whistleblowing retaliation, wage-and-hour disputes, wrongful discharge, sexual harassment, employee privacy and employment discrimination.

Ms. Schulman is also an advisor who is intimately familiar with the many laws and regulations governing the employer-employee relationship. She regularly counsels clients on wage-and-hour compliance, trade secret protection and restrictive covenants, reductions in force, and disability and other leaves of absence. She advises on the employment law aspects of corporate and real estate transactions; negotiates and drafts employment agreements and conducts audits and on-site harassment and other training. Ms. Schulman advises clients on business immigration, with a focus on the government’s stepped-up worksite enforcement of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

Ms. Schulman often writes for and speaks to audiences of human resources professionals, executives and lawyers about current employment law topics. She was recently elected as a Fellow of the American College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. 

Ms. Schulman earned her B.A. with distinction the University of California at Berkeley and her J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law.

She is the co-author of the 2013 Cumulative Supplement to the Bloomberg BNA treatise Whistleblowing: The Law of Retaliatory Discharge.