Jennifer B. Salvatore is a founding partner in the Michigan office of Salvatore Prescott Porter & Porter, PLLC, a plaintiffs-side employment and civil rights law firm with offices in Detroit and Chicago. Professor Salvatore is an AV-rated lawyer and the immediate past Chair of the Labor & Employment Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan. Professor Salvatore's practice encompasses all aspects of employment law, although she has a particular interest in sex discrimination cases and has handled many high profile matters involving sex harassment and other gender issues.
Professor Salvatore has also been a Principal at Nacht, Roumel & Salvatore in Ann Arbor and began her practice in the litigation department at Jenner & Block, LLP in Chicago, where she represented Fortune 500 companies in complex commercial litigation. She was the first recipient of the Polikoff-Gautreaux fellowship at Business and Professional People for the Public Interest in Chicago, where she worked on public policy issues and impact litigation from 1999-2001.
Professor Salvatore graduated with honors from Miami University (Ohio) with a B.A. in Political Science and Journalism. She received her J.D., cum laude, from The University of Michigan Law School in 1997.
Professor Salvatore frequently speaks and writes on employment law, Title IX and other legal issues, with recent topics including sex harassment decisions in the #MeToo era, the Americans with Disabilities Act; Family Responsibilities Discrimination; The Evolution of Sex and Gender Claims; Pregnancy Discrimination; Protecting Client Confidentiality in Litigation; and Issues Facing Low Income Workers. She has presented numerous times for the American Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section, the State Bar of Michigan, the Institute for Continuing Legal Education, the National Employment Lawyers Association, and other groups. She has also done trainings for institutional clients and has lectured at Miami University, the University of Michigan Law School, and in the trial advocacy program at the University of Chicago Law School.
Professor Salvatore is a member of the Bars of the states of Michigan and Illinois, the 6th and 7th Circuit Courts of Appeal, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan and the Northern District of Illinois.
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