Courtney Burks represents and advises employers in a range of labor and employment matters. She primarily focuses her practice on defending employers against claims brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and other state and local employment statutes. Additionally, Courtney counsels clients in connection with labor and employment issues that arise in mergers and acquisitions and other business transactions.
Courtney is also involved in Jones Day's Laredo Project, which provides legal representation to individuals with claims for immigration relief who have been detained in an immigrant detention center in Laredo, Texas. To date, she has been a member of two trial teams that have successfully obtained asylum for Venezuelans fleeing political persecution.
Prior to joining Jones Day, Courtney served as a law clerk in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona and then as a law clerk in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, where she assisted in the disposition of federal appellate matters.
- University of Iowa (J.D. with high distinction 2014; Articles Editor, Iowa Law Review); Vassar College (B.A. in Biology 2008)
- Arizona, Minnesota, U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- Law Clerk to Judge Mary H. Murguia, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit (2016-2017) and to Judge Susan R. Bolton, U.S. District Court, District of Arizona (2014-2016)