Indianapolis, IN – August 5, 2022 – Gutwein Law, a full-service business law firm focused on helping innovative companies grow through high-level legal counsel, has added Jackie Gessner to its Indianapolis office. Jackie joins Gutwein Law from Barnes & Thornburg, a national business law firm, where she brings nearly a decade of experience working with human resource departments, business leaders, owners and managers on an array of workplace issues.
Specifically, Jackie’s background includes regularly advising management and human resources professionals on a full array of employment issues, including employee disciplinary matters, leave and wage and hour compliance, retaliation and discrimination complaints, and harassment and workplace investigations. She is also a highly-skilled litigator who is capable of taking lead responsibility defending employment lawsuits.
“I am thrilled to join the innovative team at Gutwein Law,” says Jackie. “I’m looking forward to helping expand the firm’s Employment Law practice to meet the needs of the firm's growing client base. I am very fortunate to continue to do the work I enjoy -- alongside top-notch attorneys and people.”
Jackie brings her impressive experience in general employment law and employment litigation to a diverse team of business lawyers and legal professionals serving clients of all sizes with general business, real estate, intellectual property, litigation, and estate and succession planning services.
“Jackie’s a fantastic addition to our growing team, and we believe she’ll be a crucial asset to our clients and other team members,” says Stuart Gutwein, Managing Partner at Gutwein Law. “She adds another dimension to our service offerings as we continue on our mission to provide sound, practical legal advice to businesses and at each stage of their lifecycle.”
Jackie obtained her B.A. from Purdue University in Spanish and Law & Society before earning her J.D. at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. In the past, Jackie spent a summer as a legal clerk with with the Office of the Indiana Attorney General’s Criminal Appellate Division, as well as interned with the Indiana State Senate. She has also worked as a campaign manager for an Indiana State Senate election campaign and as a registered lobbyist with an Indianapolis public affairs firm. Outside of the firm, Jackie is a board member for Child Advocates, member of the Indianapolis Zoo Counsel, and member of the Indianapolis Bar Association Women & the Law Division.
About Gutwein Law
Gutwein Law is a full-service business law firm providing its clients with services including, entity formation and capital raising, employment, patents and trademarks, litigation, and mergers and acquisitions. In addition to business law, the firm is also heavily involved in the areas of real estate, sports and entertainment, and estate, trust, and business succession planning and administration. Gutwein Law has offices in Lafayette, Indianapolis, Evansville, and Minneapolis (MN). For more information, visit www.gutweinlaw.com.