Jennie is an experienced litigator who also provides daily counsel to employers on employment, labor, and other business-related matters. Jennie regularly advises and defends some of the most prominent companies doing business in the Southeast, and also works with many of the Carolina’s finest home-grown businesses, colleges, and universities.
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 harassment, discrimination and other misconduct claims 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 and trusted investigator for other law firms whose clients have investigative needs.
A portion of Jennie’s practice also encompasses representing corporate and educational 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 also meet key business needs.
Jennie is a Member of Maynard Nexsen’s Board of Directors.
Community & Professional
- South Carolina Bar
- Spartanburg and Greenville County Bar Associations
- South Carolina Women Lawyers’ Association
- Happy Wheels, Inc. Board of Directors, President
- The Gridley Club
Outside Maynard Nexsen
Jennie is a native of Spartanburg, South Carolina. Outside of the office, 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 French Bulldog, Ruby, working on her historic home, and is an avid fan of anything Disney.
- Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation et al v. Prodigy Health Supplier Corporation et al (M.D. Florida, 2021)
- Inam Naji v. Fluor Federal Services, LLC, (D.S.C., 2021)
- Glytec, LLC v. McFarand (D.S.C., 2021)
- Moody v. AnMed Health (S.C. Circuit Court, 2020)
- Fort v. Suntrust Bank (D.S.C., Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2018)
- 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 - present)
- 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
- Frequent Guest Speaker, Columbia Society of Human Resource Managers, 2010-2013, Greenville Society of Human Resource Managers (2021)
- Past Judge for South Carolina Mock Trial Competition, sponsored by the South Carolina Bar’s Law-Related Education Division
- Participant in the Maynard Nexsen Women’s Leadership Initiative’s “Next Steps” Program, speaking to middle school girls on topics related to their development as future leaders
- Member of Maynard Nexsen Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee (2020-present)
- GSA Business, Women of Influence Honoree, 2023
- Recognized by TALK Greenville Magazine, Top Lawyers, 2022
- Certified Specialist in Employment & Labor Law
- Recognized by Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, South Carolina, Labor & Employment (2016-Present)
- Recognized by TALK Greenville Magazine in 2019 as one of Greenville, South Carolina’s “25 Most Beautiful Women”
- South Carolina Super Lawyer - "Rising Star" in Labor & Employment Law (2014-2016)
- Greenville 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.
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. Jennie also spoke 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 panelist on "Cultivating Male Allies & Change Agents." Jennie is also a regular speaker at our employment law breakfast briefings in the firm’s Greenville office.
Some of Jennie’s published articles include the following:
"Department of Labor Provides Much Needed Clarification on FFCRA Exclusions for Health Care Providers, Emergency Responders and Small Businesses"
"GA District Court’s Federal Contractor Vaccine Mandate Injunction Upheld by Eleventh Circuit – Should Federal Contractors Now Worry About ETS?"
"Prepare Now to Manage Employee Accommodation Requests Resulting from a Potential COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate"
- “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
- Life Sciences Webinar Series with Maynard Nexsen: Offensive and Defensive Strategies for Protecting Your Company's Trade Secrets (May 2021)
- 03.08.2023 | News from Maynard Nexsen
- 08.19.2022 | Media Mention
- 08.17.2021 | News from Maynard Nexsen
- 05.13.2021 | Media Mention
- 05.12.2021 | Media Mention
- 03.04.2021 | Media Mention
- 02.11.2020 | Media Mention
- 10.08.2019 | News from Maynard Nexsen
- 08.19.2019 | Media Mention
- WebinarVirtual via WebEx
- 03.15.2023 | Article
- 12.22.2021 | Article
- 09.16.2021 | Article
Taking the Pulse: A Health Care and Life Sciences Podcast - Episode 76: Nikole Mergo and Jennie Cluverius, Employment and Health Care attorneys, Maynard Nexsen
- 11.09.2021 | Episode 76: Nikole Mergo and Jennie Cluverius, Employment and Health Care attorneys, Nexsen Pruet
Nexsen Pruet employment and health care lawyers Nikole Mergo and Jennie Cluverius join Matthew and Heather to navigate the whirlwind of new issues and changes in State and Federal laws affecting employers since the pandemic began. We dive into managing risk, requiring tests, the vaccinate mandate, and exemptions. Listen now for their insights for employers on all things vaccines and more.
*This episode was recorded on 11/5/21 and some information may have changed as the laws continue to shift. If you would like recent updates regarding these topics, visit www.nexsenpruet.com.*
- State Bar: South Carolina
- U.S. District Court: South Carolina
- U.S. Court of Appeals: Fourth Circuit