areas of expertise
Jesse Klinger is an associate in the Litigation Group, focusing on complex civil litigation involving employment, intellectual property, and First Amendment issues.
Mr. Klinger has been a member of successful trial teams in federal and state courts. He has substantial experience handling appeals, government investigations, and alternative dispute resolution. His work has touched on issues involving constitutional, employment, tort, securities, and consumer-fraud law, and federal-court procedure.
Mr. Klinger maintains an active pro bono practice with a focus on prisoners’ and First Amendment rights.
Prior to joining Frankfurt Kurnit, Mr. Klinger was an associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, where he was also a summer associate. Mr. Klinger is admitted to practice in the State of New York, the Southern, Eastern, and Northern Districts of New York, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
New York University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2017)
-Florence Allen Scholar
-Albert Podell Moot Court Advocacy Award
-Moot Court Board, Executive Editor for Oral Advocacy
Cornell University (M.S., Industrial and Labor Relations, 2016; B.S., Industrial and Labor Relations, 2012)
Upcoming Speaking Engagements
Past Speaking Engagements
Frankfurt Kurnit’s 2023 Litigation Ethics Summit
Join us in person at our New York City office for our Litigation Ethics Summit -- a complimentary CLE event on current hot topics in ethics and professional responsibility. Read more.
May 11 2023
Under the Influence: Employment Law Considerations Influencing Influencer Agreements Part 2
Jesse Klinger, Khasim Lockhart, Wendy Stryker, and Alycia S. Tulloch discuss some of the major employment law issues to be aware of when engaging Influencers for projects in New York and California. Read more.
April 20 2023
Walking the Talk on DEI: Reviews, Promotions, and Retention
In continuation of its Walking the Talk on DEI series, Frankfurt Kurnit’s Employment Compliance, Training & Litigation Group presents DEI V – Reviews, Promotions, and Retention. Read more.
March 10 2022
Walking the Talk on DEI: Onboarding and Mentorship
Our Walking the Talk on DEI series continues with DEI III – Onboarding and Mentorship. Employee onboarding and mentoring are important aspects of all industries, yet many companies fail to establish adequate procedures and environments to successfully accomplish both goals while navigating legal pitfalls. Read more.
December 9 2021
Walking the Talk on DEI: Recruitment and Hiring
Frankfurt Kurnit’s Employment Compliance, Training & Litigation Group is hosting Walking the Talk on DEI –– a series of complimentary webinars. Our second session, Recruitment and Hiring on October 28th, will examine best practices during the hiring process. This session will focus on DEI issues and opportunities that arise during the hiring process, particularly with respect to job postings and candidate interviews. Read more.
October 28 2021
Navigating the “New Normal” in the Workplace
Join us for an in-depth discussion of the new laws, policies and legal developments that New York and California employers will need to know to set up a compliant workplace in the “new normal” of a post-vaccination world. Read more.
May 25 2021
news & press
Jesse Klinger Nominated and Confirmed Co-Chair of NYSBA Commercial and Federal Litigation Section’s Committee on Ethics and Professionalism
On Monday, October 17, 2022 Jesse Klinger was nominated and confirmed as Co-Chair of the New York State Bar Association Commercial and Federal Litigation Section’s Committee on Ethics and Professionalism. Read more.
New York City Employers Must Provide Salary Ranges in All Job Postings Beginning May 15, 2022
A recent amendment to the New York City Human Rights Law ("NYCHRL") requires employers to provide a salary range in all job postings starting on May 15, 2022. Read more.
Judge Disqualifies Cahill Law Firm in Investor Fight with Billionaire Guo Wengui
Update on NYC Private Sector Vaccine Mandate
By way of reminder, on December 6, the City of New York announced a vaccine mandate for all private sector employers, effective December 27, 2021 (the “Order”). Further guidance on the Order was issued December 15. Read more.
Vaccine Mandate Update: US Department of Labor Issues Emergency Temporary Standard Regarding Mandatory Vaccination Policies
On November 4th, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced a new emergency temporary standard to protect workers from the spread of the coronavirus in the workplace. Read more.
The Fast and the Furious: Four Major Developments in COVID-19 and Return-to-Work Protocols
In case you blinked, we covered four major developments that came out in the past week that every employer needs to know as they reopen their offices. Read more.