Jenny Denny

Jenny Denny Associate

Prior to joining Liebert Cassidy Whitmore, Jenny served as Managing Director of Policy for Educators For Excellence – Los Angeles, where she formulated organizational policy stances on current education issues and proposed district and state laws and policies in ways that elevated the teaching profession and student outcomes. She devised and implemented lobbying plans in response to current policy issues in the district, state, and nation.

Notably, Jenny was also a Policy Specialist and Presidential Management Fellow in the Office of the Vice President Joe Biden where she collaborated with federal agencies on the implementation of the Violence Against Women Act. Jenny was additionally a Trial Attorney and President Management Fellow for the U.S. Department of Justice: Civil Rights Team. Furthermore, Jenny was an Education Program Specialist and Presidential Management Fellow for the U.S. Department of Education: Office of Special Education Programs.

Jenny received her Juris Doctor from the Loyola University Chicago School of Law. In law school, she was selected as a Civitas Child Law Fellow and served as a guardian ad litem for children involved in child protection, custody, and juvenile delinquency court cases. Also at Loyola, Jenny conducted research on juvenile sex offenders for the Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission, served as an editor of the Children's Legal Rights Journal, and earned her Child and Family Law certificate.

Prior to law school, Jenny taught first grade at a public charter school through Teach For America. Concurrently, she earned her Master of Education in Early Childhood Curriculum and Instruction from George Mason University. Prior to teaching, Jenny received her BA in American Studies and BS in Journalism honors from the University of Kansas.

Jenny was admitted to the Illinois State Bar in 2014 and California State Bar in 2017.

Education

  • JD, Loyola University Chicago School of Law

  • MA, George Mason University

  • BA, University of Kansas

  • BS, University of Kansas

Oct 24, 2017

Governor Brown Vetoes Bill To Codify Into State Law Federal Regulations And Repealed Federal Guidance On Student Sexual Assault

On October 15, 2017 Governor Brown vetoed Senate Bill (SB) 169, a bill that would have codified into state law federal Title IX regulations and recently-repealed guidance on sexual assault and sexual violence issued by the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED) Office for Civil Rights (OCR).  

Oct 13, 2017

Questions and Answers Regarding Responding Quickly to Disasters

Many of you are facing tremendous challenges with the current fires in both ends of the state.  We wish we could stand next to you and be of practical help.  Since we can’t do that, we offer these legal answers to the immediate questions you are facing, so you have ready answers at your fingertips.  While these are by no means complete answers to every issue that can, will, and has come up, they address the most pressing questions that we have already started to hear.  

Sep 7, 2017

DeVos Calls For Revising Title IX Regulations, Announces Public Comment Period

On September 7, 2017, United States Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos spoke at George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School to discuss problems with the current Title IX enforcement system and identified the need to establish a regulatory framework that better serves all students.

Sep 6, 2017

Trump Administration Ends Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”)

On September 5, 2017, United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) program, a 2012 program created under the Obama administration that deferred deportations and provided work permits for people those who met the program’s criteria. 

Education

  • JD, Loyola University Chicago School of Law

  • MA, George Mason University

  • BA, University of Kansas

  • BS, University of Kansas

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