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David R. Jimenez

Principal
Hartford

P 860-522-0404
F 860-247-1330
David.Jimenez@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, 2018
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Jackson Lewis Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019

August 15, 2018

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2018) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce more than 200 attorneys throughout the firm’s locations have been named to the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, a publication that has become universally regarded as a definitive guide to legal... Read More

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

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Brett Kavanaugh Nominated to U.S. Supreme Court

July 9, 2018

In the wake of Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement, President Donald Trump was presented with the rare opportunity to make his second U.S. Supreme Court nomination in as many years, nominating the Honorable Brett M. Kavanaugh to succeed Justice Kennedy. If confirmed by the Senate, Judge Kavanaugh would bring more than a dozen years of... Read More

June 28, 2018

U.S. Supreme Court Roundup – 2017-2018

June 28, 2018

The U.S. Supreme Court term that ended June 2018 included decisions on many topics important to workplace law, including class action waivers in employment arbitration agreements, public-sector “agency shop” arrangements, and the Fair Labor Standard Act’s “automobile dealer” overtime exemption. The Court also examined who is a “... Read More

February 22, 2018

U.S. Supreme Court Narrows Dodd-Frank Act Whistleblower Protections

February 22, 2018

The anti-retaliation provision of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 protects only employees who complain directly to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the U.S. Supreme Court has held in a unanimous decision. Digital Realty Trust, Inc. v. Somers, No. 16-1276 (Feb. 21, 2018). The Court... Read More

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Executive Series: Internal Investigations in the Weinstein and #MeToo Era

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Tenth Circuit Rules that False Claims Act (FCA) Does Not Cover Post-Employment Retaliation
November 13, 2018

In a win for employers, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that “…the False Claims Act’s anti-retaliation provision unambiguously excludes relief for retaliatory acts occurring after the employee has left employment.” Potts v. Center for Excellence in Higher Education, Inc., No. 17-1143 (10th Cir. Nov. Read More

Dallas Mavericks Investigation Report Recommends Women in Leadership and Anonymous Workplace Climate Surveys to Combat Sexual Harassment
September 28, 2018

Following a February 2018 Sports Illustrated article regarding alleged sexual harassment and misconduct within Dallas Basketball Limited, the Dallas Mavericks basketball organization (“Mavericks”), the Mavericks commissioned an independent investigation into the claims.  The investigators, comprised of two outside law firms, interviewe Read More

Dallas Mavericks Investigation Report Recommends Women in Leadership and Anonymous Workplace Climate Surveys to Combat Sexual Harassment
September 28, 2018

Following a February 2018 Sports Illustrated article regarding alleged sexual harassment and misconduct within Dallas Basketball Limited, the Dallas Mavericks basketball organization (“Mavericks”), the Mavericks commissioned an independent investigation into the claims.  The investigators, comprised of two outside law firms, interviewed 2 Read More

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Best Practices for Conducting Internal Investigations

Tanya Bovée and David Jimenez discuss best practices for conducting effective internal investigations.  

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