Az Business and AZRE magazines announced the publications’ lists of the Most Influential Women in Arizona of 2023, including Jennifer Yee, partner at Snell & Wilmer Phoenix Office. In celebration of the 12th anniversary of the Most Influential Women program, is profiling one of the Most Influential Women of 2023 each day leading up to the Most Influential Women of 2023 dinner and reception.

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The Most Influential Women for 2023 will be honored at a reception on Thursday, August 17 at Chateau Luxe in Phoenix. For sponsorship information, email For information about the event honoring the Most Influential Women, email or click here. To buy tickets, click here.

Jennifer Yee, partner, Snell & Wilmer Phoenix Office

BACKGROUND: Jennifer Yee is a partner in the Phoenix, Arizona office of Snell & Wilmer. Yee’s practice is concentrated in management-side labor and employment law. She litigates employment and business cases in federal and state court and works with employers to enforce employment-related agreements, assists with government investigations, and advises on a wide variety of employment law compliance issues.

CAREER PATH INSPIRATION: “My parents inspired me to be a lawyer, by encouraging me to read everything I could get my hands on, advocate for my beliefs and understand that regardless of where you come from, hard work will get you wherever you want to go.”

SOURCE OF PRIDE: “[I have strived to be] a strong mentor to the junior attorneys in my firm, and take great pride in seeing each of them reach their own professional goals. A former mentee of mine has shared, ‘[Jennifer] can uniquely practice excellence and at the same time practice empathy and compassion toward her mentees. Her ability to balance the two makes her a unicorn in the legal profession.’” 

SOURCE OF INSPIRATION: “I credit my current and former colleagues at Snell & Wilmer with supporting me from the earliest days in my professional journey through today. These outstanding lawyers and legal professionals include Josh Woodard, Lisa Coulter, Becky Winterscheidt, Ashley Kasarjian, Bill Hayden, John Lomax, Chuck Keller, Marian Zapata-Rossa, Craig O’Loughlin, Adam Lang, Carlene Lowry and Jan Snyder. 

SURPRISING FACT: “I takes any opportunity to get outside. My passion is to avoid the indoors at all costs when I’m not working. For the past 11 years, I have co-chaired my Kiwanis club’s signature annual fundraiser — a charity kickball tournament, which brings together outdoor-loving professionals to play kickball and raise money for the youth programs my Kiwanis club supports.”

Jennifer Yee, partner at Snell & Wilmer Phoenix Office.