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Ira Handa has worked on a variety of labor and employment matters involving discrimination and harassment, wage and hour, incentive compensation, restrictive covenants, and employment policies and practices. She defends employers in class action and single plaintiff matters and administrative charges before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and other state agencies. She has experience training employees on anti-harassment policies and conducting workplace investigations.

Her practice also includes counseling clients on a wide range of matters including litigation avoidance, performance management, employment-related agreements and reductions in force, and employers' handbooks and policies. 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 successfully 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.


  • Riverside portfolio company acquires LightHouse Business Information SolutionsJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition by portfolio companies ProVelocity and IronEdge Group of LightHouse Business Information Solutions, which provides comprehensive outsourced IT services primarily to businesses across professional services, industrials, healthcare, and non-profit verticals in New Mexico and the Midwest.
  • Riverside acquires ProVelocity and IronEdgeJones Day represented The Riverside Company in the acquisition of ProVelocity, a long-standing managed IT solutions provider that helps businesses and government agencies manage their technology needs, and IronEdge, a leading IT solutions provider for Texas-based businesses.
  • Agencias Universales S.A. (AGUNSA) acquires 75% of the Carver Maritime Manatee port terminal operator in FloridaJones Day advised Agencias Universales S.A. (AGUNSA) in the acquisition of a 75% equity interest in Carver Maritime Manatee, a terminal operator at SeaPort Manatee, a deep water seaport located at the entrance to Tampa Bay in northern Manatee County, Florida.
  • Conway MacKenzie acquired by RiveronJones Day advised Conway MacKenzie, Inc., a leading turnaround, restructuring, and operational improvement firm, in its sale to Riveron, a national business advisory firm specializing in accounting, finance, and operations.
  • Bombardier acquires Global 7500 aircraft wing program from Triumph Group Inc.Jones Day advised Bombardier Inc. in its acquisition of the wing manufacturing operations and assets relating to Triumph Group Inc.’s Global 7500 wing program.
  • 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.
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