Jaclyn K. Ruocco is an associate in the firm’s Labor and Employment practice group. Her practice involves representing management in traditional labor relations, employment counseling, and employment litigation defense, including assisting clients against discrimination claims, wage and hour disputes, and disputes arising under the Family Medical Leave Act, among others. Ms. Ruocco has experience representing clients in both state and federal courts as well as in mediation and arbitration proceedings.
Before joining Kane Kessler, Ms. Ruocco was an associate at an AmLaw 100 law firm, where she defended clients in complex commercial matters and employment litigations.
While studying at Seton Hall School of Law, Ms. Ruocco was selected to participate in the Seton Hall Center for Social Justice, Civil Litigation Clinic and was ranked third in her class. In 2008, Ms. Ruocco interned for the Honorable Dolores K. Sloviter of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and for the Honorable Dennis Cavanaugh of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.
Prior to her completion of law school, Ms. Ruocco worked in New Jersey politics as the Finance Director of a statewide political party, where she quickly rose as one of the leading party fundraisers. As a result of her work, Ms. Ruocco has spoken at the Eagleton Institute of Politics on campaign finance and reform.
Ms. Ruocco has been selected as a “Rising Star” in the New York Metro area from 2016-2019 by Super Lawyers, an annual listing of top rated attorneys in the United States.