Jessica G. Federico

Tel 612.371.3227
Fax 612.371.3207

Jessica Federico is dedicated to providing advice to employers who are navigating the challenging and ever-changing landscape of employment law. She counsels employers on defense of discrimination claims, wage and hour disputes, employee termination, internal I-9 audits, and filing petitions for employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant visas.

Prior to law school Jessica worked for several legal services providers in the Twin Cities, assisting immigrants in removal of defense, family based immigration, and humanitarian relief.

Judicial Clerkship

Hon. Steven E. Rau, U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota

Professional Activities

American Immigration Lawyers Association, National Chapter/Minnesota & Dakotas Chapter

Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association

Recognitions and Accomplishments

Minnesota State Bar Association Bernard P. Becker Legal Services Award, 2017


Co-author, "USCIS: Are Your Signatures Valid?" Ballard Spahr alert, March 14, 2018

Co-author, "The Definition of a Whistleblower Under the Dodd-Frank Act is Shrinking," Ballard Spahr alert, March 1, 2018

Co-author, "H-1B Cap Season Is Fast Approaching," Ballard Spahr alert, February 14, 2018

Co-author, "Pay Ratio Disclosure Fast Approaching," Ballard Spahr alert, February 5, 2018

Co-author, “Labor Department Hits the Brakes on Class Actions by Interns,” Ballard Spahr alert, January 9, 2018

Co-author, “TPS Designation Ends for El Salvador, Making Expiring Work-Authorization Docs an Issue,” Ballard Spahr alert, January 10, 2018

Co-author, “Opioid Epidemic Spurs Increase in Drug Testing, Risks for Employers,” Ballard Spahr alert, February 1, 2018

Co-author, “Paid Sick Leave Under Maryland Healthy Working Families Act Goes Into Effect,” Ballard Spahr alert, February 13, 2018

Co-author, “Fitting a Square Peg Into a Round Hole: Worker Classification in the Gig Economy,” Ballard Spahr alert, February 15, 2018

Speaking Engagement

2017 Employment Law Seminar: A Time of Change, October 11, 2017 (Hosted by Lindquist & Vennum)

Mitchell Hamline School of Law (J.D., 2017, summa cum laude)

University of Wisconsin-Madison (B.A., 2012, with honors)




U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota