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Ira Handa has worked on a variety of labor and employment matters involving discrimination and harassment, wage and hour, and employment policies and practices. Her practice also includes counseling on employment issues regarding training, litigation avoidance, mediation, and internal investigations and audits. Ira has experience with federal, state, and local labor and employment statutes, including the Fair Labor Standards Act and state wage and hour statutes, Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and state and local laws.

Ira maintains an active pro bono practice. She provides counseling to nonprofit organizations on employment practices. She also represents clients in immigration and family court proceedings and was a member of the trial team representing a Honduran child seeking protected status in the United States.

Ira's note, "Fallacies in the Current Methods of Prosecuting International Commercial Bribery" was published in the Cardozo Law Review. Before joining Jones Day, Ira worked in the compliance industry where she helped businesses apply for licenses and permits. She also has worked as an attorney in India where she handled trademark prosecutions and licensing transactional matters.


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  • GE Digital sells majority stake in ServiceMax to Silver LakeJones Day provided labor and employment advice to General Electric Company with respect to the sale of GE's majority interest in ServiceMax to private equity firm Silver Lake.