Jones Day wins New York Law Journal's "Labor & Employment Litigation Department of the Year" award for second straight year
Jones Day was named Winner of the New York Law Journal's (NYLJ) Labor & Employment Litigation Department of the Year award for 2022, marking the second consecutive year the Firm has been so recognized. The award is part of NYLJ's annual New York Legal Awards, which honors "those attorneys and judges who have made a remarkable difference in the legal profession in New York."
Jones Day's Labor and Employment practice in New York spans every type of employment dispute, and is particularly known for high-stakes and precedent-setting litigation cases, including discrimination and wage and hour class actions, sexual harassment suits, and mass arbitrations, as well as high-profile, complex traditional labor matters before the NLRB, on behalf of some of the largest and most prominent employers in the world. This is the third time Jones Day has received the NYLJ's award in the last six years, having also won in 2017.
Some of the practice's achievements this year include defeating multiple challenges to employer arbitration programs and thereby vindicating the employers' right to enforce agreements to resolve disputes individually and privately. The practice also obtained the first court order that we are aware of dismissing a California claim for reimbursement of work-from-home expenses incurred during the pandemic. Jones Day's Labor & Employment lawyers won an appeal on the issue of whether a Zoom interview confers personal jurisdiction for purposes of discrimination claims, and obtained summary judgment on behalf of employers in several matters in which former employees claimed discrimination on the basis of age or disability.
NYLJ will recognize the winners of the 2022 New York Legal Awards in their upcoming Professional Excellence magazine and will honor them at their event in October.