Kayla M.Davis


Washington + 1.202.879.5428

Kayla Davis represents employers in a broad range of labor and employment disputes. She has experience representing clients in class actions as well as single and multiplaintiff litigation in state and federal courts, arbitration, and before administrative agencies. Kayla also counsels clients on issues involving the Fair Labor Standards Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, internal investigations of employee complaints, and other federal and state laws.

In addition, Kayla maintains an active pro bono practice. She has handled civil and criminal matters on behalf of pro bono clients in federal court and before administrative agencies. She also volunteers with the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless, D.C. Bar Advice & Referral Clinic, and the Landlord Tenant Resource Center where she provides legal services to under-represented communities in the Washington, D.C. area.


  • Freight railroads obtain injunction requiring conductors' union to bargainJones Day has secured a permanent injunction on behalf of the nation's major freight railroads against the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers, Transportation Division ("SMART-TD"), requiring the union to immediately begin bargaining with the railroads over train crew staffing.
  • Jones Day secures early termination of supervised relief for deserving pro bono clientIn 1995, Robert Lee Bruce, Jr. was sentenced to life in prison for his role in a crack-distribution conspiracy.
  • PAG invests in Key Safety Systems to finance acquisition of global assets of Takata CorporationJones Day represented PAG Asia Capital Ltd. and PAG Asia II LP in connection with its investment in Key Safety Systems, a subsidiary of China-based Ningbo Joyson Electronic Corporation, to finance the acquisition of substantially all of the global assets of Takata Corporation out of bankruptcy in the U.S. and Japan and certain non-bankruptcy transactions elsewhere in the world.
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