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Ira Handa


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  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (J.D. magna cum laude 2017; Order of the Coif; Senior Notes Editor, Cardozo Law Review); University of Pennsylvania (LL.M. 2010); Amity Law School, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (LL.B. Hons. 2007; Graduated in the First Division)

Bar Admissions

  • New York and Delhi, India

Government Service

  • Legal extern, Office of General Counsel, New York State Department of Financial Services (Spring 2017)

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.

Ira Handa