Jones Day

Labor & Employment Department

District of Columbia
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What the team is known for Highly regarded for its ability to provide comprehensive assistance to national and international clients, including in complex labor relations matters. Experienced in handling government investigations, including enforcement proceedings brought by the EEOC. Other key areas of experience include the defense of wage and hour class and collective actions and whistle-blowing or retaliation claims.

Strengths A client says: "Jones Day has a first-rate team. Their knowledge of the industry and law is a strength. They have a full and deep understanding of the area, which is reflected in their advice."

One source reports: "Jones Day's main strength is a detailed and thorough knowledge of key labor and employment principles and also a knowledge of clients, which makes them business-savvy. The firm knows our values and goals, and can tailor advice accordingly. The client service is also outstanding."

"It is an excellent team, with great advocacy and writing skills," according to another client, who adds: "The firm has excellent client service. I have been impressed by their responsiveness and listening skills."

Work highlights Acted for IBM in a putative class action alleging age discrimination in layoffs and failure to re-hire filed under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and various state laws.

Notable practitioners


Alison Marshall
is widely regarded as an "excellent class action lawyer." She handles the full range of contentious employment matters on behalf of employers, including discrimination, wage and hour and harassment claims.


Patricia Dunn
is a strong choice to assist employers with labor relations, including negotiating collective bargaining agreements. A client comments: "She is nothing short of exceptional. She is incredibly responsive, always provides exceptional advice, and is very smart and practical."