Jennifer Queliz


New York

(212) 883-4915

(646) 461-2049

Recent News:

Cozen O'Connor Partner Jennifer Taylor Thrives on Mentorship

Jennifer Taylor was highlighted in the Daily Business Review about how she has devoted her career to building the confidence of young lawyers and young people in South Florida.

Jen is an associate in the firm’s Labor & Employment Department whose practice runs the gamut of labor and employment law. She represents both public and private-sector clients in matters involving claims of discrimination, wage and hour violations, non-competition agreements and other restrictive covenants, Family and Medical Leave Act issues. She represents clients in litigation in federal and state court, as well as before administrative agencies. She also provides advice and counsel on a wide range of labor and employment issues to both public and private-sector clients.

Jen received her J.D. from Fordham University School of Law and her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from Fordham University, College at Lincoln Center. While in law school, Jen was a member of the Fordham Urban Law Journal and a teaching assistant for Legal Writing. She also served as a co-editor of the Judge Paul J. Kelly Trial Advocacy Competition, and a competing member of the Brendan Moore Trial Advocates. Prior to and throughout law school, Jen spent six years in various roles with the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.



Cozen O'Connor Partner Jennifer Taylor Thrives on Mentorship

April 05, 2021

Jennifer Taylor was highlighted in the Daily Business Review about how she has devoted her career to building the confidence of young lawyers and young people in South Florida.

More Than 200 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch By The Best Lawyers In America

August 20, 2020

Best Lawyers selected 201 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 23 of the firm’s nationwide offices for inclusion in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© (Copyright 2020 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).

Danielle Harris and Jennifer Queliz Selected to the 2019 National Employment Law Council Academy

April 12, 2019

Danielle Harris and Jennifer Queliz were selected as fellows in the 2019 National Employment Law Council Academy.


NY is the New CA: 11 Employment Laws You Missed if You Blinked in the First Half of 2019 [Alert]

July 10, 2019

Jennifer Queliz discusses the nuts and bolts of 11 employment laws that have passed or gone into effect this year in New York.

How Paycheck Fairness Act Would Bolster US Equal Pay Law [Law 360]

May 06, 2019

Jennifer Queliz discussed the Paycheck Fairness Act (PFA), that passed the U.S. House of Representatives and is currently sitting on the Senate calendar.

New York State and Local Pro-Employee Trend Continues in 2017

December 15, 2017

Michael Schmidt, vice chair and Jennifer Queliz, an associate of Cozen O'Connor's Labor & Employment department wrote in New York Law Journal about New York's trend of enacting laws and regulations at both the state and local levels.

New York State Gifts Employers With State Wage Regulation End-of-Year Overhaul

December 27, 2016

Just when employers were heaving a sigh of relief this holiday season over the halting of the Fair Labor Standards Act regulations that were scheduled to take effect December 1st, the New York State Department of Labor is poised to implement changes to its wage orders that significantly increase pay levels for a wide array of businesses and employees.

New Law Reminds NYC Businesses That Freelance Work Is Not Free [Labor & Employment Alert]

November 03, 2016

Jennifer Queliz discusses New York City's new “Freelance Isn’t Free” Act that requires a written contract between a freelance worker and the business engaging them if either a single engagement or an aggregate of engagements between the parties within the past 120 days has a value of $800 or more.

Labor and Employment Observer 2015/2016

January 06, 2016

The 2015/2016 Labor and Employment Observer looks back at significant developments in labor and employment law over the past year and forward to what employers can expect in 2016.

Practice Areas


  • Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 2015
  • Fordham University, B.A., 2007

Awards & Honors

Best Lawyers in America Ones to Watch 2021

  • New Jersey
  • New York