Am Law 100 firm Polsinelli welcomes Harry D. Jones as a shareholder in the firm’s Dallas office. Jones joins the firm’s national Labor and Employment Department with a deep background in providing day-to-day advice to human resources professionals on hiring, training, pay, discipline and termination, including a concentrated focus on complex C-suite misconduct issues. Jones is well-known for his work conducting high-stakes corporate, C-Suite and Board investigations.
As part of Polsinelli’s Employment Advice & Investigations Practice, Jones focuses his labor and employment practice on national and international disputes, guiding general counsel and HR departments through multi-state and complex cross-border issues, particularly in Europe, Africa and Latin America.
“In addition to being excited to work with Harry’s clients, we are looking forward to the depth of knowledge Harry will bring to our clients and the firm’s national platform across a broad spectrum of industries,” said Denise K. Drake, chair of the firm’s Labor and Employment Department. “With three decades of experience in global workforce counsel, scandal management, C-suite and board legal investigations, and unfair competition, among other high-stakes issues, Harry brings an ability to not only advise clients smartly but also provide the practical business guidance they need to make informed decisions.”
Jones represents companies and institutions throughout various industries, including financial services, healthcare, education, construction, payment processing, transportation, property management and energy. He comes to Polsinelli from an international law firm where he led more than 100 high-profile investigations on behalf of school districts, cities, colleges and private institutions. Jones has also advised and defended employers in numerous cases before the National Labor Review Board and the Department of Labor, has led the defense of national class and collective action wage and hour cases, and fought to protect business interests from unfair competition.
“By joining Polsinelli’s Dallas office, I will be able to expand upon my well-positioned practice focus by tapping into the firm’s highly regarded Labor and Employment Department,” said Jones. “The way Polsinelli’s team prides itself on partnering with clients and helping them through some of the most complex employment issues is something that attracted me to the firm, so I am pleased to now be a part of this distinguished group.”
Jones has been named to The Best Lawyers in America list 2018-2021, recognized by Super Lawyers 2007-2010 and 2013-2021, and is AV Peer Review-rated by Martindale-Hubbell. He has also served as a fellow in the Texas Bar Foundation and is currently on the board of directors at Kimiya International.
A National Merit Scholar, Jones earned his bachelor’s degree from Abilene Christian University before obtaining a J.D. from Texas Tech University, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and an editor on the Law Review.
Jones joins Polsinelli’s nationally recognized Labor and Employment Department, which was ranked Tier 1 in Litigation and Employment Law – Management by U.S. News & World Report in the 2021 “Best Law Firms” list. The group regularly assists a broad spectrum of employers, ranging from small family-owned businesses to multi-national corporations, establishing policies, writing handbooks, resolving employee disputes, handling terminations and successfully defending against legal claims.
Polsinelli’s Texas offices, with approximately 80 attorneys in Dallas and Houston, have grown by more than tenfold in less than a decade. This robust local presence provides a gateway to a national, full-service law firm that delivers sophisticated legal counsel and client service, infused with deeply held values. Polsinelli is strongly committed to supporting businesses ranging from entrepreneurial, innovative start-up companies to middle-market leaders across a wide range of industry sectors, and the firm is significantly involved in many of the region’s key civic and community service groups.
Polsinelli is an Am Law 100 firm with 900 attorneys in 21 offices nationwide. Recognized by legal research firm BTI Consulting as one of the top firms for excellent client service and client relationships, the firm’s attorneys provide value through practical legal counsel infused with business insight, and focus on health care, financial services, real estate, intellectual property, middle-market corporate, labor and employment and business litigation. Polsinelli PC, Polsinelli LLP in California.