Membership Directory - Individual

Jones Shawndra

Member of the Firm at Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
Member Since: 2024


streetAddress: 875 Third Avenue New York, NY 10022
cityName: New York
province: New York
zipCode: 10022
Phone: Available to Members
Mobile Phone: Available to Members
Race: African American/Black
Languages (Fluent): English
Primary Areas of Practice: Employment Discrimination, Employment Contracts, Privacy
Description of Member's Practice: Attorney Shawndra Jones partners with employers to help them comply with labor and employment laws as they pursue their goals, including those related to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and counsels employers on questions arising at the intersection of technology and the workplace. Shawndra has also spoken extensively on legal and ethical issues associated with social media and other digital platforms. In addition, Shawndra's experience includes: Advising employers on complying with applicable laws, rules, and regulations concerning diverse labor and employment issues, such as family and medical leave, disability accommodation, wage and hour matters, anti-discrimination, and workplace privacy Drafting or updating provisions for employment applications, employee handbooks, offer letters, and separation agreements Presenting trainings or seminars regarding various topics, such as bystander intervention; anti-harassment; diversity, equity, and inclusion; and use of technology, for non-managerial employees, managers, human resources professionals, and in-house counsel Representing clients in labor and employment-related litigation before state and federal courts and administrative agencies Serving as a secondee within an in-house legal team at a global financial services institution Since 2018, Shawndra has co-authored updates to the “Civil Discovery Issues” chapter of Practising Law Institute’s treatise on Social Media and the Law. She has also lectured on social media ethics, including as a guest speaker for a groundbreaking Technology and the Law course created through a partnership between the City University of New York School of Law and the New York State Bar Association. Before joining Epstein Becker Green, Shawndra was an attorney in the New York office of a boutique law firm, where she focused on labor and employment matters, contract disputes, and commercial litigation. She began her career in private practice at a large U.S. law firm, where she worked on commercial litigation matters, including a trade secrets case. After graduating from law school, Shawndra served as a law clerk to the Honorable Alvin W. Thompson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut. Recognition The Best Lawyers in America, Employment Law - Management (2024) The Best Lawyers in America, “Ones to Watch,” Labor and Employment Law - Management (2023) The National Black Lawyers – Top 100 (New York) (2023) National Bar Association’s 40 Under 40 Nation’s Best Advocates (2016) and Excellence in Innovation (2016) Awards The National Black Lawyers – Top 40 Under 40 (New York) (2016) Empire State Counsel® Outstanding Pro Bono Volunteer (2016) Education Columbia University School of Law (J.D., 2008) Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar Editor-in-Chief, Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems Yale University (B.A., cum laude, 2005) With Distinction in Psychology Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology Bar Admissions New York Professional & Community Involvement American Bar Association American Bar Foundation, Fellow Association of Black Women Attorneys Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, 2022 Fellow National Bar Association (Labor and Employment Law Section, Executive Committee) New York City Bar Association (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee) New York State Bar Association (Chair, Committee on Continuing Legal Education; Strategic Planning Committee)
Member Type: Outside Counsel
Firm/Company: Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
Firm/Company Size: 50-100+
Firm/Company Office Locations: New York, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Ohio, Texas, Michigan, California, Tennessee, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Florida, Connecticut, District of Columbia
Firm/Company Website:
Bar Admissions (up to 10): New York
Former Member of the Bench: No
Percent of Members Time Spent on Employment Law Matters: 75 - 100
Percent of Member's Practice Spent on Plaintiff's Employment Matters: 0
Referred By: George Whipple