JENNIFER SMITH, ESQ. |SENIOR ECONOMIC ADVANCEMENT ATTORNEY

Jennifer Smith works in the Economic Advancement Program, focusing on workers’ rights, consumer rights, and reentry issues. Jennifer has significant experience representing workers in a wide variety of employment -related matters. At the start of her career, Jennifer worked in the farmworker division of Texas RioGrande Legal Aid in Weslaco, Texas. There, she represented migrant farmworkers in legal disputes with their employers relating to unpaid wages, unsafe working and housing conditions, discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. Jennifer also worked for a Plaintiffs’ side law firm in New York City for a number of years, representing employees in individual, class, and collective action wage and hour litigation, and complex discrimination litigation. Prior to moving to the Bay Area in 2016, she worked for Bronx Legal Services, representing tenants in eviction proceeding and affirmative litigation challenging illegal rent increases, substandard housing conditions, and landlord harassment. Jennifer has a law degree from New York University School of Law and a Bachelor’s Degree in Geography from McGill University.