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Robert K. Jones

Principal
Phoenix

P 602-714-7044
F 602-714-7045
JonesR@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Robert K. Jones is a Principal and E-Discovery liaison in the Phoenix, Arizona, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He represents employers in all types of employment litigation, including claims alleging discrimination, retaliation, and wrongful termination, as well as wage and hour disputes. Mr. Jones has extensive litigation experience in both state and federal courts, as well as arbitration and dispute resolution experience. He also advises and counsels employers on a wide variety of employment issues.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Jones was the Labor and Employment Practice Group Chair for the Arizona offices of a national law firm, responsible for management of 17 group lawyers, 3 paralegals. He was also Vice Chair of the firm’s national practice group consisting of 45+ attorneys. Early in his career, Mr. Jones worked in the areas of trade secret and intellectual property protection including licensing and trademark work and patent litigation.

Honors and Recognitions

Best Lawyers Award Badge

Recent Representative Matters

  • Defense of numerous claims of employee discrimination, including lawsuits based on ADA/disability claims, Title VII and ADEA
  • Summary judgment and trial victories in employment tort and contract cases, discrimination, harassment and Employment Protection Act (“AEPA”) cases
  • Prepared and implemented multi-jurisdictional employment policies and procedures
  • Drafting and reviewing executive and other employment contracts and compensation agreements
  • Planning, drafting and management of workforce reduction programs
  • Management training in prevention of harassment, retaliation, discrimination and avoidance of FMLA, FLSA and public policy claims
  • Drafting employee restrictive covenants, enforcing and defending claims based on restrictive covenants and misappropriation of trade secrets
  • Conduct administrative proceedings/audits before the DOL, NLRB, EEOC, ACRD AND DFEH
  • Trial practice based on employee contracts, discrimination charges, retaliatory discharge, wage/hour issues and employee leave issues
  • Conducted and/or supervised employee misconduct investigations and prepared recommendations on remedial action
  • Day to day compliance and business counseling of employers in personnel actions, including reductions in force, hiring, firing, discipline, training and promotions

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Academy of Hospitality Industry Attorneys (AHIA)
  • Arizona Bar Association
  • California State Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association

See AllRobert K. Jones in the News

August 15, 2016
Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis Attorneys Recognized in the Best Lawyers in America© 2017

August 15, 2016

WHITE PLAINS, NY August, 15, 2016 – Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce that more than 145 attorneys throughout the firm’s 57 locations have been named to the Best Lawyers in America© 2017. In addition, 13 attorneys were named “Lawyer of the... Read More

August 17, 2015
Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016

August 17, 2015

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 17, 2015)  Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce 137 of the firm’s attorneys have been named to the 2016 edition of Best Lawyers. In addition, 10 attorneys were named “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective... Read More