Jackie Seiter


Direct: (619) 826-8620

Jackie Seiter represents California employers in all areas of labor and employment litigation, including wrongful termination, discrimination, retaliation, harassment, wage and hour, and PAGA cases. Jackie’s practice focuses on employment litigation in state and federal court, private arbitration forums, and various administrative tribunals, and she has defended employers in both single-plaintiff lawsuits and class actions. Jackie is a passionate advocate for employers, with an emphasis on dispositive motion work and finding creative ways to achieve favorable outcomes early in litigation.

Jackie also provides advice and counseling regarding a wide variety of day-to-day workplace issues, including employee performance management, discipline, terminations, leaves of absence, and accommodation requests. She is also experienced in counseling employers on their handbooks and policies to ensure compliance with federal and state laws.

Before joining the firm, Jackie was an associate at a San Diego labor and employment defense firm, where she represented local and regional employers in both the public and private sectors. She also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Jill L. Burkhardt of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. During law school, Jackie was the Managing Editor for the San Diego Law Review and a judicial extern to the Honorable Gonzalo P. Curiel and the Honorable Nita L. Stormes of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. She also volunteered with Legal Aid Society of San Diego’s Domestic Violence and Civil Harassment Restraining Order Clinics.


University of San Diego School of Law, J.D. (2015)

University of Vermont, B.S. – Environmental Sciences (2008)


All California state courts

United States District Court for the Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of California


Ames Karanjia LLPPartner: July 2024 – PresentAssociate: January 2021 – June 2024

Paul, Plevin, Sullivan & Connaughton LLPAssociate: August 2017 – December 2020

United States District Court for the Southern District of CaliforniaJudicial Law Clerk: October 2015 – August 2017

Professional Activities

State Bar of California, Labor and Employment Law SectionMember

San Diego County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law SectionMember