Jessica Schachter Jewell

Jessica Schachter Jewell is an associate in the Labor & Employment practice group. She provides counseling and litigation defense to local and national employers in a broad spectrum of industries, including restaurant/food service, health care, technology and nonprofit organizations.

What do you focus on?

I focus my practice on labor and employment litigation in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies. Specifically, I help employers located in Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. I regularly defend against employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation and whistleblower claims and routinely obtain “no probable cause” determinations and summary judgment in my clients’ favor.

I also assist clients with a variety of employment-related matters, including properly handling investigations into employment discrimination and harassment claims, wage-hour issues, employee termination and various labor issues.

I ensure that I am up to date on the current laws as well as recent trends so that my clients know what to expect today, tomorrow and in the future.

What do you see on the horizon?

I’ve been following developments in labor and employment including recent changes to laws affecting interviewing and hiring practices, wage-hour issues and leave entitlement.


  • “The Intersection of Legislation and Diversity in the Workplace,” 20th Annual Rhode Island's Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Conference, Warwick, RI, March 28, 2019 (break-out session facilitator)

No individual liability under FEPA Supreme Court rules

Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly | March 23, 2017

Providence labor and employment associate Jessica Jewell is quoted in this article discussing individual liability under Fair Employment Practice Agencies and the Rhode Island Civil Rights Act, in light of the decision in Mancini vs. City of Providence.

5 employer lessons from NLRB's Chipotle decision

Law360 | October 19, 2016

Providence office managing partner and Labor & Employment partner Andrew B. Prescott, and Labor & Employment associate Jessica Jewell, guest authored this column about important guidance for employers in light of the National Labor Relation Board’s recent decision regarding several Chipotle employment policies.

FOIA Decision Analyzes Public v. Privacy Interests

Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly | October 04, 2016

This story notes a federal judge’s order in the Freedom of Information Act case requiring the government to release redacted medical records entered as evidence at a doctor’s trial—a win for Rhode Island journalist Philip Eil. Providence Labor & Employment partner Neal McNamara and associate Jessica Jewell are quoted in the piece as Eil’s pro bono counsel on behalf of the Rhode Island chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union.


Jessica Schachter Jewell



Phone: 401-454-1046


Phone: 617-345-1000

Fax: 855-858-8804

Roger Williams University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude

Teachers College, Columbia University, M.A., Social-Organizational Psychology

Tulane University, B.A.


Rhode Island


U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut

U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts

U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island

Rhode Island Bar Association

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