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Arlington, Virginia, 22201, United States
Posted:
May 29, 2010

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JENNIFER L. ROMEO

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**** *. ****** **., # **** Arlington, VA 22201 (703) ***-**** abmqsj@r.postjobfree.com

EXPERIENCE

HMSHost Corporation, Bethesda, MD, 2010- Present (Temporary Position)

Attorney, Law Department

Regulatory Compliance Group

• Responsible for providing counseling and guidance nationwide to 77 airport locations and 86

motorway branches on employment law and regulatory compliance matters including: Fair

Labor Standards Act and other federal and state wage and hour laws; EEO laws prohibiting

discrimination, harassment and retaliation; and other human resources issues.

• Developing and implementing policies and procedures to ensure compliance with federal and

state laws.

• Managing outside counsel and participating in administrative proceedings and resolution of

employment-related claims.

United States Department of Justice, Washington, DC, 1999-2006

Attorney, Office of Justice Programs

Office for Civil Rights (OCR), 2000-2006

• Conducted investigations and onsite reviews of state and local police departments and

other law enforcement agencies that received federal funding to ensure their compliance with

federal civil rights law in their employment practices and in providing services to the public.

• Provided training and technical assistance to agency employees and to grant recipients re

federal civil rights laws and OCR’s administrative enforcement responsibilities.

• Investigated and resolved discrimination complaints against agencies receiving federal

funds; evaluated claims, drafted discovery requests, interviewed witnesses, analyzed issues

and drafted formal findings.

• Prepared legal opinions and research memoranda on range of federal civil rights/ EEO

issues.

• Drafted comprehensive compliance reports, made recommendations, and worked with

law enforcement agencies to develop policies and procedures to address identified issues.

• Detailed to serve as Legal Advisor to Acting Administrator of the Office of Juvenile

Justice and Delinquency Prevention; advised senior staff on federal civil rights issues and

provided guidance on employment discrimination matters.

• Received Special Act Award.

Office of the General Counsel, 1999-2000

• Served as primary legal advisor to Office of Justice Programs’ bureaus and program

offices re administrative law issues; coordinated rulemaking process, drafted regulations,

evaluated Federal Register submissions for legal sufficiency, and advised on compliance with

relevant Executive Orders and statutes.

• Conducted legal research and prepared analytical memoranda and opinions re

appropriations law, use of funds, and grant law matters.

The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., Washington, DC, 1998-1999

Legal Research Analyst

• Performed legal research, writing and analysis re environmental law issues for publication.

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Law Office of Jennifer L. Romeo, South Bend, Indiana, 1994-1997

Attorney

• Appellate Litigation. Represented appellants and on contract basis, assisted with appeals

including: In the Matter of Paternity of Baby Girl, Born 6-7-94, P.D. v. D.H., 661 N.E.2d

873 (Ind. App. 1996)(successfully handled appeal to the Indiana Court of Appeals on behalf

of a biological father contesting the adoption of his daughter. The Appeals Court reversed the

trial court’s adoption order and found that the adoptive parents’ attorney had affirmatively

misled the biological father); Blake v. Calumet Construction Corp., 674 N.E.2d 167 (Ind.

1996)(drafted Petition to Transfer and Brief to Indiana Supreme Court on behalf of an injured

worker in a case regarding construction site liability. The Indiana Supreme Court granted the

Petition and ruled in favor of the injured worker by reversing trial court’s grant of summary

judgment for the construction company); CJ’s Pub v. CJ’s Taste of the South, (Ind. App. 1997,

unpublished opinion)(handled appeal to Indiana Court of Appeals on behalf of corporation

seeking reversal of denial of injunctive relief regarding its unfair competition claim for trade

name infringement); Olive v. State, 696 N.E.2d 381 (Ind. 1998)(drafted brief for appeal to

Indiana Supreme Court on behalf of nineteen year-old defendant seeking modification of

murder conviction).

• Civil and Criminal Litigation. Performed legal research and wrote memoranda; drafted

pleadings, motions, affidavits, and all manner of court documents. Attended hearings,

provided analytical case evaluations and prepared for trials.

• Council Member- Indiana State Bar Association. Served as Third District Representative

on the General Practice Section Council of the Indiana State Bar Association (1995-1997).

• Publication. Annotation, Loss of Private Easement by Nonuse, 62 ALR5th 219 (1998).

St. Joseph County Superior Court, South Bend, Indiana, 1994

Law Clerk

EDUCATION

Notre Dame Law School, Notre Dame, Indiana

Juris Doctor, 1993

• American Jurisprudence Award, Property II Honors Paper: “Regulatory

Takings”

• Articles Editor, JOURNAL OF LEGISLATION

• Research Assistant to Professor Matthew J. Barrett (Summers, 1991 & 1992)

Performed legal research in areas of corporate, securities and income tax law.

Assisted in researching, drafting and editing article regarding federal and

state tax incentives for businesses complying with American with Disabilities Act,

published in vol. 7 The Practical Tax Lawyer 29 (1992).

University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana

Bachelor of Arts, 1987

BAR MEMBERSHIPS

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Maryland, 1998

Indiana, 1993, inactive



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