Jen Herrmann joined Methfessel & Werbel in September 2009 after working as an independent contractor assisting attorneys with cases involving topics such as immigrant worker rights, legal malpractice, employment, and workers’ compensation. She worked on tasks ranging from a law review article to summary judgment motions to trial preparation. Her most extensive experience was in employment discrimination with the Law Office of Jeffrey Campolongo. Most notably, she assisted Mr. Campolongo in the federal district court during a four-day trial involving the Equal Pay Act and Title VII. In that case, she performed legal research, wrote briefs regarding summary judgment and motions in limine, drafted direct and cross examination questions, prepared exhibits, questioned witnesses, and helped develop legal strategy for and during trial.
While attending law school, Ms. Herrmann founded the Pro Bono Society’s New Orleans spring break trip program. Under her leadership, Villanova Law’s growing service project sent over 50 students to New Orleans during spring break to provide volunteer legal services, resulting in over 2,100 hours of pro bono work for legal aid organizations such as the Pro Bono Project, the Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana, and The Capital Appeals Project.
Also while in law school, Ms. Herrmann participated in Villanova Law School’s Clinic for Asylum, Refugee and Emigrant Services, acting as a student representative for refugees fleeing their countries from human rights abuses. She successfully researched, prepared, and argued asylum cases before Philadelphia and Miami Immigration Courts, winning asylum for three victims of persecution. At graduation, she was awarded the Clinical Legal Education Association (CLEA) Outstanding Student Award.
Ms. Herrmann is a member of Methfessel & Werbel’s Employment Practices Group under the direction of Eric L. Harrison. Her practice is concentrated in the areas of employment law, education law, public entity law, discrimination, and civil rights.