David R. Jimenez is a Shareholder at Jackson Lewis. He is the Co-Chair of the firm’s Corporate Governance Practice Group as well as a member of the Class Action Practice Group. Mr. Jimenez advises employers on complex matters and litigation including:
Class Action cases involving Title VII discrimination claims, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and matters related to contingent, temporary, and independent contractor workforce categorization;
Domestic and international corporate re-organizations and reductions in force;
Sarbanes Oxley, whistleblower, retaliation, employee investigations and corporate governance matters;
Executive (C-level) employment contracts including key executive employment agreements, change of control agreements, and executive separation agreements;
NASD U-5 matters involving registered representatives and potential claims of defamation; and
Title VII discrimination and harassment claims.
Mr. Jimenez also provides counsel to employers on a variety of strategic matters including HR compliance, outsourcing/in-sourcing HR initiatives, code of conduct development and organizational compliance, and management of employment law exposures.
Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Mr. Jimenez has held positions of significant responsibility as the former vice president and associate general counsel of a Fortune 100 financial services company where he managed domestic and international employment law and immigration matters for a firm with over 30,000 employees, managed a multi-department HR organization, led a major international reduction-in-force affecting employees in five European and two Asian countries, and oversaw a major re-design of the human resources function including the development of an HR call center that he managed. He has also led major corporate initiatives including development and rollout of nationally compliant timekeeping systems for non-exempt employees, payroll conversion initiatives, FLSA preventative audits, employee surveys, and build out of OFCCP compliance programs to meet federal contractor and executive order 11246 requirements. His experience also includes the development and management of a corporate ombudsman office.
Mr. Jimenez has spoken and written on a variety of employment and human resources topics including:
Employment Law Compliance Solutions, Practicing Law Institute, October, 2006
Investigating Complaints under Sarbanes-Oxley, Practicing Law Institute, January 2006
Development of an HR Contact Center, I.Q.P.C. Conference, May 2004
Strategic Management of Employee Litigation, Executive Employer Conference April 2004
Managing Litigation Costs, Executive Employer Conference, April 2003
Responding to Employee Complaints, ABA, Section of Labor and Employment Law, November 2001
Employee Handbooks Can Be Legal Minefields, Boston Business Journal, September 1996
He has developed training and lectured on various topics to HR and management groups including: Employment Law for Leaders; New Employee Background Checks; and Managing Employee Investigations. He has been quoted by major publications including The Wall Street Journal, the Hartford Courant, the Metropolitan Corporate Defense Counsel, The Connecticut Law Tribune and other leading publications.
Mr. Jimenez is licensed to practice law in Connecticut. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Hispanic Bar Association, the MetroHartford Alliance, the American Leadership Forum, a Board member of The Hartford County Bar Foundation, and a former Barrister of the Inns of Court. Mr. Jimenez is also a member of the Advisory Board to Ethisphere, a leading publication on matters of corporate governance and compliance.
Mr. Jimenez received his law degree from Hofstra University School of Law, his bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Texas, and he has completed executive education on strategic HR systems at the Cornell University School of Industrial Relations.