Overview

Jennie Cluverius is a skilled litigator who also provides daily counsel to employers, including federal contractors, on employment, labor, and other business-related matters. Jennie regularly advises and defends some of the most prominent companies doing business in South Carolina, and also works with many of the state’s finest home-grown businesses.   

She represents employers in federal and state court litigation, and before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the South Carolina Human Affairs Commission (SHAC) and the Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW). Jennie regularly works with management clients on disputes involving ADA, ADEA, FLSA, FMLA, Title VII and NLRA claims, as well as claims such as breach of contract, wrongful termination, unlawful theft, use, and disclosure of trade secrets, and workers’ compensation retaliation. 

Jennie regularly conducts investigations into alleged workplace harassment, discrimination and other misconduct claims for employers across the country.  Along with her team, Jennie has the ability to provide rapid and thorough investigation support.  She is not only trusted by clients to lead such investigations, but is a go-to investigator for other law firms whose clients have investigative needs. 

A portion of Jennie’s practice also encompasses representing corporate clients in complex, high-stakes non-labor and employment matters.  Jennie approaches her practice with a high dose of practicality, seeking solutions for clients that are not only legally sound, but meet key business needs. 

She is a Member of Nexsen Pruet’s five-person Board of Directors, and currently serves as Managing Partner of the firm’s Greenville, South Carolina office.

Community & Professional

  • South Carolina Bar
  • Spartanburg and Greenville County Bar Associations
  • South Carolina Women Lawyers’ Association
  • Happy Wheels, Inc. Board of Directors, President
  • Spartanburg Chamber of Commerce
  • The Gridley Club

Outside Nexsen Pruet

Jennie is a native of Spartanburg, South Carolina.  Outside of Nexsen Pruet, Jennie is the mother of two, a daughter and a son, and she is married to Jake Cluverius.  She proudly volunteers her time to Happy Wheels, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that delivers toys to sick children in hospitals across the state of South Carolina.  Jennie is also an active member at her church, Downtown Presbyterian, enjoys spending time with her pug, Beans, working on her historic home, and is an avid fan of anything Disney.   

Experience

  • Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation et al v. Prodigy Health Supplier Corporation et al (2021)
  • Certified by The South Carolina Supreme Court as a Specialist in Employment and Labor Law (2016)
  • Elected and serving as Happy Wheels, Inc. Board Member, 2013-Present; President (2015)
  • Board Member for Columbia Chapter of Society of Human Resource Managers, 2011
  • Co-Chair of the South Carolina Chamber’s Women In Business Planning Committee, 2009-2014
  • Guest Speaker, South Carolina Hospital Association’s Management Academy, 2013-2016
  • Member of the Editorial Advisory Board for Thompson Publishing Group’s Family Medical Leave Handbook
  • Frequent Guest Speaker, Columbia Society of Human Resource Managers, 2010-2013
  • Past Judge for South Carolina Mock Trial Competition, sponsored by the South Carolina Bar’s Law Related Education Division
  • Participant in the Nexsen Pruet Women’s Leadership Initiative’s “Next Steps” Program, speaking to middle school girls on topics related to their development as future leaders

Recognitions

  • Certified Specialist in Employment and Labor Law
  • Recognized by Chambers USA, Labor & Employment, South Carolina 2016-2020
  • South Carolina Super Lawyer - "Rising Star" in Labor & Employment Law (2014-2016)
  • Greenville's Business Magazine, Legal Elite of the Upstate, 2014-2015 and 2018, 2022
  • Recognized by Greenville Business magazine as part of the 2015 "Best &  and Brightest" program, honoring business leaders 35 years-old and younger.

Media

Jennie regularly writes, speaks, and provides interviews on labor and employment matters, as well as litigation-related issues.  She has discussed employment-related social media issues on Carolina Works, and provided insight about maternity leave issues to Palmetto Parent magazine. Most recently, Jennie was a speaker at the Women, Diversity & Law: Awareness Into Action conference in Atlanta on October 30, 2019. She participated in a round-table discussion titled "Pay Disparity - How to Prevent, Discover & Correct 'Scary' Situations" and was also a panellist on "Cultivating Male Allies & Change Agents."  Jennie is a member of the Thompson Publishing Group’s Editorial Advisory Board and is a regular speaker at Nexsen Pruet’s employment law breakfast briefings in the firm’s Greenville office. 

Some of Jennie’s published articles include the following:

  • “Tell Your Employees to Park Before Texting,” published in the Charleston Regional Business Journal
  • “E-Communication! E-Accountability! Egads! Liability Concerns for Employers in a Wired World,” published in the Charleston Regional Business Journal
  • “Employers Do Not Have to Reinstate Workers if Reason to Terminate is Nondiscriminatory,” published in the Thompson Publishing Group’s FMLA Handbook
  • “Consider Interplay of State and Federal FMLA When Domestic Partnerships are in Question,” published in the Thompson Publishing Group’s FMLA Handbook

Admissions

  • South Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina
  • Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
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