Jennifer Lepentis | Attorney at Rouse Frets White Goss Gentile Rhodes

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Rouse Frets White Goss Gentile Rhodes, P.C.
5250 W. 116th Place, Suite 400
Leawood, Kansas 66211
Direct: 913-387-1201
Email: jlepentis@rousepc.com

Bar & Court Admissions

Kansas, 1998
Missouri, 1997
Supreme Court of the United States
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri

Education

  • University of Kansas School of Law, J.D., 1997
    • Editor, Kansas Law Review
    • Editor-in-Chief, Criminal Procedure Review
  • University of Kansas Graduate School of Counseling Psychology, 1994
  • University of Kansas, B.A., Psychology, 1992
  • Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, Finance for Executives Certificate – Accounting, Investments, Capital Structures, Securities Law, 2023

Experience

Jennifer has more than 25 years of legal experience representing clients in the consumer services, retail, and financial services industries, providing counsel across a broad spectrum of business issues, including enterprise risk management, board relations, employment law, regulatory compliance, contract negotiations, investor relations, general corporate, and commercial and securities litigation. She is an experienced in-house legal officer, strategic business partner and legal department leader, who works strategically with her clients in both public and private corporate environments. She has board leadership experience in the insurance industry, having served alongside senior executives and fund independent directors on the Board of ICI Mutual Insurance Company, which offers D&O/E&O liability insurance and fidelity bonding for the U.S. mutual fund industry.

She focuses her practice in the areas of regulatory compliance for stored value card products and unclaimed property analysis. Jennifer works with clients across an international network of more than 2,000 individuals and companies, including the Retail Gift Card Association and the Incentive Gift Card Council.

Jennifer also has substantial experience in the area of employment law. Across her years of practice, Jennifer has continuously supported her clients on employment and workplace matters, augmenting her legal experience with two separate Human Resource certifications to enhance her ability to partner strategically with her clients as they nurture and evolve their workplaces.

Areas of Practice

Areas of Experience

  • Application of State and Federal Consumer Protection Laws
  • Unclaimed Property and Escheat Banking and Finance
  • Gift Card and Prepaid Card Regulatory Compliance
  • Wage & Hour Compliance
  • Executive Compensation
  • Employee Relations
  • Leave Management
  • Employment Policies
  • Employment Agreements
  • Reorganizations and Reductions in the Workforce
  • Severance Agreements
  • DEI Initiatives
  • General Counsel Services

Professional Licenses

  • Society for Human Resource Management – Senior Certified Professional Certification, 2015
  • Human Resources Certification Institute, Senior Professional in Human Resources Certification, 2015
  • Formerly Series 7 Licensed – General Securities Registered Representative

Activities and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar
  • The Pembroke Hill School, Theatre Arts Parent Director
  • University of Kansas Alumni Association
  • Former Federal Law Clerk, United States District Court for the District of Kansas
  • Past Member, Board of Directors and Joint Underwriting & Risk Management Committees, ICI Mutual Insurance Company
  • Past President, Board of Directors, Mattie Rhodes Center (focused on community social services, behavioral health counseling and the arts)