David S. Jones is a Shareholder in the firm's Memphis office while maintaining a practice in the Las Vegas office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He has practiced law exclusively in the area of immigration and related employment matters for nearly fifteen years. He represents clients in complex matters relating to both immigration benefits and enforcement and in proceedings before the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Labor, the Department of Justice and the Department of State, as well as in matters related to citizenship status discrimination and export control compliance under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).
Mr. Jones has extensive experience in assisting companies with hires or transfers of employees from outside of the U.S. in industries such as: Agriculture, Banking and Finance, Chemicals, Construction, Energy, Entertainment, Healthcare, Education, Hospitality, Information Technology, Insurance, Logistics, Manufacturing, Mining, Recycling, Research, Restaurant, Retail and Sports.
Mr. Jones is a regular author and conference speaker and has presented before numerous organizations including Association of Corporate Counsel, Society of Human Resources Managers, NAFSA - Association of International Educators, National Association of Colleges and Employers, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and various Bar Associations. Mr. Jones also frequently participates in outreach programs educating the bar and public about legal issues through pro bono clinics, interviews, and seminars.
Mr. Jones holds a B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Memphis, and a J.D. from Levin College of Law. He speaks several languages including French, German, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.
Mr. Jones is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, the federal district court in Tennessee, and the Tennessee Supreme Court. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and the National Association of Foreign Student Advisors.
Honors, Awards and Pro Bono Activity
•AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
•Member, NAFSA Trainer Corps
•Member, University of Memphis Academic Internship Advisory Board
Articles “Surviving the ICE Age”
HRPros Magazine David S. Jones, (April, 2012) [Author] “The Growth of State Immigration and E-Verify Legislation”
PEO Insider David S. Jones and Nicola A. L. Prall (April, 2012) [Co-Author] “Immigration Overview (U.S.)”
ACC QuickCounsel David S. Jones et al, (March 2012) [Co-Author] “State Immigration Legislation in the Midsouth”
HRPros Magazine David S. Jones, (February, 2012) [Author] “Mandatory E-Verify: A PEO's Guide to State E-Verify Laws”
NAPEO Legal Insights Volume 4, Number 3, David S. Jones and Nicola A. L. Prall (December 2011) [Co-Author] “Immigration Essentials for In House Counsel: The Current and Future State of U.S. Immigration Law and Policy”
ACC Docket David S. Jones et al, (May 2010) [Co-Author] “A Chance For Real Immigration Reform”
Law360 David S. Jones, (May 7, 2010), Doc. No. 99438 [Author] Best Practices for Immigration Law Office Management
Immigration & Nationality Law Handbook (January 2008) [Assisted in Updating Chapters] Technology for the Immigration Practitioner
Immigration & Nationality Handbook (January 2006) [Co-Author] Protecting Your Data and Recovering from a Disaster
Tech Notes article from Immigration Law Today (September 2005) [Co-Author] The Personal Digital Assistant (PDA): Six Ways It Can Change Your Life... In an Instant!
Tech Notes article from Immigration Law Today (May 2005) [Co-Author] Cutting the Cord: The New World of Wi-Fi
Tech Notes article from Immigration Law Today (September 2004) [Co-Author] Gadgets for Today's Immigration Lawyer
Tech Notes article from Immigration Law Today (March 2004) [Co-Author] Selected Bibliography Of Print And Electronic Resources For The Immigration Practitioner
Immigration & Nationality Law Handbook (January 2004) [Assisted in Updating Chapters] Extranets and the Immigration Practitioner
Tech Notes article from Immigration Law Today (November 2003) [Co-Author] Selected Bibliography Of Print And Electronic Resources For The Immigration Practitioner
Immigration & Nationality Law Handbook (January 2002) [Assisted in Updating Chapters] U.S. Immigration-A Legacy of Reform and Reorganization: Problems and Possible Solutions
J. INT'L L. 409 (January 1997) [Author] (Also at Las Vegas, Nevada Office)