South San Francisco: 650-615-4860

Walnut Creek: 925-322-8889

Jocelyn M. Chan


Location: South San Francisco, California
Phone: 650-615-4860 Ext. 1060
Fax: 650-615-4861
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Ms. Chan is an experienced employment litigator whose practice focuses on discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and disability suits, as well as wage and hour class actions.  She has represented clients from numerous industries, and her thorough and methodical assessment of the facts ensures that case strategies are aligned with her clients’ business and legal goals.  Furthermore, because of her careful assessment of cases, Ms. Chan has had success at all stages of litigation, including dismissals at the pleading stage as well as on summary judgment.

Ms. Chan also represents employers before administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the Division of Labor Standards and Enforcement, and the Workers Compensation Appeals Board.

In addition to litigating, Ms. Chan provides day-to-day advice and counsel to employers on labor and employment issues, including employment policies and procedures, wage and hour compliance, manager and employee training, leaves of absence, and terminations.

Prior to joining Simpson, Garrity, Innes & Jacuzzi PC, Ms. Chan was an associate with Miller Law Group and Winston & Strawn LLP, both in San Francisco.

Areas of Practice

  • Administrative Hearings & Adjudication
  • Mediation
  • Americans with Disabilities Act – Employer
  • Fair Employment and Housing Act – Employer
  • Employment Contracts – Employer
  • Employment Discrimination – Employer
  • Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) – Employer
  • California Family Rights Act (CFRA) – Employer
  • Sexual Harassment – Employer
  • Wage & Hour Laws – Employer
  • Wrongful Termination – Employer
  • Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP)


Litigation Percentage

  • 95% of Practice Devoted to Litigation


Speeches and Articles

  • September 2015: Employment Law Update Webinar: Leaves of Absence: Navigating the Challenges Under the FMLA, CFRA, and Other Leave Laws
  • January 2015: NCHRA HR West Magazine Employment Law Wrap-Up
  • April 2014: Bender’s California Labor & Employment Bulletin: Nationwide “Ban the Box” Trend Comes to a City Near You: San Francisco Adopts Broad Prohibitions on Criminal History Inquiries


Bar Admissions

  • California, 2009
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit



  • University of California at Davis School of Law, Davis, California J.D. – 2009
  • Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts B.A. – 2003
  • Judicial Extern to the Honorable Consuelo Maria Callahan of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit 2007


Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Bar Association of San Francisco’s Goals & Timetables Project, 2015
  • Bar Association of San Francisco Barristers Long Range Planning Committee
  • San Francisco Lawyer’s Softball League, Past Captain
  • Bar Association of San Francisco Barristers Taxation Section, Past Chair
  • Bar Association of San Francisco, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • State Bar of California, Labor and Employment Law Section


Past Employment Positions

  • Miller Law Group, Associate, 2014-2017
  • Winston & Strawn LLP, Associate, 2010-2013

Our Locations

Simpson, Garrity, Innes & Jacuzzi, P.C.
601 Gateway Boulevard, Suite 950
South San Francisco, CA 94080
Map and Directions

Tel: 650-615-4860
Fax: 650-615-4861

2175 N. California Blvd, Suite 710
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Map and Directions

Tel: 925-322-8889
Fax: 925-322-8890