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David R. Jimenez

Principal
Hartford

P 860-522-0404
F 860-247-1330
JimenezD@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

David R. Jimenez is a Principal in the Hartford, Connecticut, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He is the Co-Chair of the firm’s Corporate Governance and Internal Investigations Practice Group.

Mr. Jimenez advises employers on complex matters and litigation including:

  • Class Action cases involving Title VII discrimination claims, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and matters related to contingent, temporary, and independent contractor workforce categorization;
  • Domestic and international corporate re-organizations and reductions in force;
  • Sarbanes Oxley, whistleblower, retaliation, employee investigations and corporate governance matters;
  • Executive (C-level) employment contracts including key executive employment agreements, change of control agreements, and executive separation agreements;
  • NASD U-5 matters involving registered representatives and potential claims of defamation; and
  • Title VII discrimination and harassment claims.

Mr. Jimenez also provides counsel to employers on a variety of strategic matters including HR compliance, outsourcing/in-sourcing HR initiatives, code of conduct development and organizational compliance, and management of employment law exposures.

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Mr. Jimenez has held positions of significant responsibility as the former vice president and associate general counsel of a Fortune 100 financial services company where he managed domestic and international employment law and immigration matters for a firm with over 30,000 employees, managed a multi-department HR organization, led a major international reduction-in-force affecting employees in five European and two Asian countries, and oversaw a major re-design of the human resources function including the development of an HR call center that he managed. He has also led major corporate initiatives including development and rollout of nationally compliant timekeeping systems for non-exempt employees, payroll conversion initiatives, FLSA preventative audits, employee surveys, and build out of OFCCP compliance programs to meet federal contractor and executive order 11246 requirements. His experience also includes the development and management of a corporate ombudsman office.

He has developed training and lectured on various topics to HR and management groups including: Employment Law for Leaders; New Employee Background Checks; and Managing Employee Investigations. He has been quoted by major publications including The Wall Street Journal, the Hartford Courant, the Metropolitan Corporate Defense Counsel, The Connecticut Law Tribune and other leading publications.

Honors and Recognitions

Best Lawyers Award Badge

Professional Associations and Activities

  • America Bar Association
  • American Inns of Court
  • American Leadership Forum
  • Ethisphere (a leading publication on matters of corporate governance and compliance), Advisory Board Member
  • Hartford County Bar Association
  • Hispanic National Bar Association
  • Inns of Court, Former Barrister
  • Metro Hartford Alliance

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • The Hartford County Bar Foundation, Board Member

Published Works

  • "Strategic Handling of Employment Law Exposures," Ethisphere (Quarter 02, 2007) [Author]
  • "Employee Handbooks Can Be Legal Minefields," Boston Business Journal (September 1996) [Author]

Speeches and Presentations

  • Employment Law Compliance Solutions, Practicing Law Institute (October 2006)
  • Investigating Complaints under Sarbanes-Oxley, Practicing Law Institute (January 2006)
  • Development of an HR Contact Center, I.Q.P.C. Conference (May 2004)
  • Strategic Management of Employee Litigation, Executive Employer Conference (April 2004)
  • Managing Litigation Costs, Executive Employer Conference (April 2003)
  • Responding to Employee Complaints, ABA, Section of Labor and Employment Law (November 2001)

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August 15, 2017
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Best Lawyers in America© Honors Jackson Lewis Attorneys in Its 2018 Edition

August 15, 2017

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2017) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce 193 attorneys, were recognized in the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, a publication that has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. The Best Lawyers lists are... Read More

June 30, 2017
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Jackson Lewis Publishes Q2 Diversity and Inclusion Committee Newsletter

June 30, 2017

Please enjoy our Diversity and Inclusion Committee Newsletter for the second quarter of 2017. A best practice of our firm, it includes personal, diversity-focused messages from our Diversity Committee Chair and Diversity Committee Manager, and highlights diverse attorney promotions, diversity-related activities, sponsorships and events... Read More

April 30, 2017
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Jackson Lewis Publishes Q1 Diversity and Inclusion Committee Newsletter

April 30, 2017

Please enjoy our Diversity and Inclusion Committee Newsletter for the first quarter of 2017. A best practice of our firm, it includes personal, diversity-focused messages from our Diversity Committee Chair and Diversity Committee Manager, and highlights diverse attorney promotions, diversity-related activities, sponsorships and events... Read More

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September 27, 2017

Supreme Court Preview: 2017-2018 Term

September 27, 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court will begin its 2017-2018 Term with no shortage of cases significant to employers and businesses. Cases to watch involve questions about employment arbitration agreements, Dodd-Frank Act’s protections of internal whistleblowers, and state laws barring discrimination against LGBTQ people. Arbitration Agreements... Read More

July 18, 2017

Supreme Court Set to Decide Whether Dodd-Frank Protects Internal Whistleblowers

July 18, 2017

On June 26, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to review whether the Dodd-Frank Act’s whistleblower anti-retaliation provisions protect employees who only complain internally to their employer, but do not complain directly to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. In doing so, the Court may resolve a more than year old split among... Read More

August 16, 2016

SEC Fines Company $265,000 for Severance Agreements that Potentially Chilled Whistleblowers

August 16, 2016

Company agreements with employees continue to be under fire. In the latest example, the Securities and Exchange Commission has issued a cease-and-desist order against BlueLinx Holdings Inc. over the use of severance agreements the agency found improperly interfered with the rights of potential whistleblowers to obtain monetary rewards... Read More

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Split Second Circuit Decision Potentially Sets Stage for SCOTUS Review of DFA Whistleblower Provision
September 11, 2015

A Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruling on the Dodd-Frank Act (“DFA”) may prompt U.S. Supreme Court review as to when an employee whistleblower is entitled to the benefits of the anti-retaliation provisions of the DFA. Read More

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SEC Whistleblower Awarded Record $14 Million
October 15, 2013

On October 1, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that an unidentified whistleblower, “who voluntarily provided original information” to the SEC “that led to the successful enforcement” action against an undisclosed company, has been awarded a record $14 million.  According to the SEC, the award “recognizes the signific Read More