Jennifer Calabrese Bell Partner
Ms. Bell co-founded Bell & Bell LLP in 2004. At Bell & Bell, she focuses her practice on advancing employee rights and on counseling and defending employers in disputes. Ms. Bell has handled many types of labor and employment disputes, including sexual harassment, racial discrimination, retaliation, whistleblowing, overtime, age discrimination, disability discrimination, gender discrimination and other types of employment related matters. In addition, Ms. Bell devotes a significant portion of her practice to consultation regarding and negotiation of employment contracts and severance agreements.
Ms. Bell graduated magna cum laude from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1997, where she served as the Managing Articles Editor of the Georgetown Law Journal. Upon graduation, Ms. Bell served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Dolores K. Sloviter of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. In 1998, Ms. Bell joined Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP as an associate in the firm’s labor and employment department. While at Morgan Lewis, Ms. Bell gained extensive experience representing employers in a wide variety of employment related matters, including discrimination and harassment litigation. In 2003, Ms. Bell joined Wyeth Pharmaceuticals as Counsel, Labor & Employment Law. At Wyeth, Ms. Bell provided counseling and training to management on employment issues, conducted internal company investigations and coordinated employment litigation matters.
Ms. Bell is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Ms. Bell was selected as a Rising Star by Philadelphia Magazine for each available year between 2007-2011, and was selected as a Super Lawyer for 2012. Ms. Bell frequently lectures on employment law matters, and is the co-author of the following publications: Introduction of Remedies Available in Employment Law Cases in Pennsylvania; The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, One Year Later; Legal Background for Deposition of the HR Professional; Ready, Willing and Iqbal: Preparing and Arguing Motions in Employment Litigation; and Title VII Update: Yes, There Are New Interpretations and Applications of Title VII.