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Adriana R. Midence


P 404-586-1822
F 404-525-1173


Adriana R. Midence is a Principal in the Atlanta, Georgia office of Jackson Lewis P.C. and is Co-Chair of the firm’s Women’s Interest Network. Her practice includes employment and restrictive covenant matters.

Ms. Midence’s employment litigation experience includes serving as lead counsel in cases involving race, national origin, age, disability, religion, pregnancy, and sex discrimination; sexual harassment; and retaliatory discharge. Ms. Midence has successfully tried cases involving such claims in federal and state court in Georgia and other states, such as Texas and Tennessee. Ms. Midence has also represented employers in similar arbitrations, and before the EEOC and related state-level agencies. As a result of Ms. Midence’s litigation experience, she is also routinely asked by clients to provide advice and counsel on employment decisions and training on such issues with a goal of preventing claims and litigation.

Ms. Midence’s restrictive covenant work includes representing employers seeking to enforce and/or invalidate agreements with non-compete, non-solicitation, anti-poaching, and non-disclosure covenants, as well as related claims regarding trade secrets, fiduciary duties, and computer fraud and abuse. Her litigation experience in this areas includes cases in Georgia and related companion cases in various other states. In addition to litigating such claims, Ms. Midence frequently advises clients on the use of restrictive covenant agreements in Georgia and on a multi-state or nationwide basis.

Ms. Midence has appeared on CNN and 100.3 FM WIOD (Miami) to discuss discrimination and harassment in the workplace, workplace investigations, and retaliation issues.

While attending law school, Ms. Midence was a Managing Editor of the Emory International Law Review and member of the Hispanic Law Society Moot Court Team.

Honors and Recognitions

Adriana Midence Scott
Rated by Super Lawyers

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Professional Associations and Activities

  • Atlanta Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section Board Member, Women in the Profession Section Former Chair, and Employment Law Section Former Chair
  • Georgia Association of Women Lawyers
  • Georgia Hispanic Bar Association, past member

Published Works

  • "Georgia’s New Law: Should I Change My Restrictive Covenants Now?" Legal Briefing (April 2011) [Author]
  • "Possible Changes to Georgia’s Restrictive Covenant Law," Legal Briefing (February 2010) [Author]
  • "A Risky New Trendy: Replacing Employees with Independent Contractors," Workforce Management (November 2009) [Author]

Speeches and Presentations

  • “Drafting and Implementing Restrictive Covenants Under Georgia’s New Law,” State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers Division annual Employer Problems and Solutions CLE, February 2012
  • “Covenants Not to Compete: A Post-Election Update,” Atlanta Bar Association, March 2011
  • “Classifying Workers—Employee or Independent Contractor,” Society of Human Resource Management, May 2010
  • “Employment Law 101,” Latina Women’s Business Association, May 2010

See AllAdriana R. Midence in the News

April 2, 2019
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Jackson Lewis Announces D&I Advancements

April 2, 2019

NEW YORK, NY (April 2, 2019) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, continues to make significant strides towards advancing the firm’s commitment to inclusivity, including appointing the firm’s first-ever Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Jana Simon, renaming the firm’s law school scholarship... Read More

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Georgia Court of Appeals Confirms Non-Solicitation of Employees Covenant Need Not Have Geographic or Material Contact Language
October 18, 2017

As previously noted in Jackson Lewis’ Non-Compete & Trade Secrets Report, Georgia adopted legislation governing restrictive covenant agreements entered into on or after May 11, 2011. Read More

Who is the Similarly Situated Comparator?
April 6, 2017

To prove claims of employment discrimination and retaliation, plaintiffs frequently rely on the similarly situated comparator — a coworker who engaged in the same misconduct alleged against the plaintiff, but without the same adverse consequences. Read More

Down to the Wire for Proposed Non-Compete Reform Legislation in Massachusetts
July 28, 2016

Erik J Winton, Sarah B. Herlihy, and Shawn N. Butte have written an article regarding current efforts to reform Massachusetts non-compete law.  The article, entitled Down to the Wire for Proposed Non-Compete Reform Legislation in Massachusetts and published on Jackson Lewis’ website, can be found here  … Read More