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JENNIFER K. McCAIN, J.D.

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JENNIFER K. McCAIN, J.D.

Biography

Jennifer K. McCain is the Assistant City Attorney for Escondido, California. She is responsible for advising all city departments on a variety of employment, benefit and liability related issues, including, progressive discipline, discrimination and sexual harassment, American's with Disabilities Act, Family Medical Leave Act, and a variety of labor related issues. Ms. McCain works extensively with law enforcement and advises the Internal Affairs Division on POBR related issues. Ms. McCain routinely advises the City in evaluating various claims and insurance related issues. Since the City is self-insured and self-administered, Ms. McCain also advises regarding the proper handling of all workers compensation claims. Ms. McCain also defends the City in many lawsuits, including employment and civil rights matters.

Before coming to Escondido, Ms. McCain served as a Deputy City Attorney for the City of San Diego. As a Deputy, Ms. Mccain served as a prosecutor and handled a variety of cases, including hate crimes. She also headed the Criminal Division's Diversity Committee. Prior to leaving San Diego, Ms. McCain served as the legal advisor to San Diego's Retirement System and Board of Trustees.

Ms. McCain obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Economics from the University of California, San Diego and her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of San Diego. During law school, Ms. McCain was a member of the San Diego Law Review.