David S. Jones: Lawyer with Jackson Lewis P.C.

David S. Jones

Memphis,  TN  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Collegiate and Professional Sports
  • Immigration
University University of Memphis, B.A., magna cum laude, 1995
Law SchoolUniversity of Florida, Levin College of Law, J.D., 1999
Admitted1999, Tennessee; 2000, U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee; 2004, U.S. Supreme Court; 2006, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

Professional Associations and Activities

•American Bar Association
•American Immigration Lawyers Association
•National Association of Foreign Student Advisors
•NAFSA Trainer Corps
•University of Memphis Academic Internship Advisory Board

LanguagesFrench; German; Portuguese; Russian; Spanish

David S. Jones is a Shareholder in the Memphis, Tennessee, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He also maintains a practice in the Las Vegas, Nevada, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He has practiced law exclusively in the area of immigration and related employment matters for nearly 15 years.

Mr. Jones 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.

Published Works

•“Surviving the ICE Age, ” HRPros Magazine (April, 2012) [Author]
•“The Growth of State Immigration and E-Verify Legislation, ” PEO Insider (April, 2012) [Co-Author]
•“Immigration Overview (U.S.), ” ACC QuickCounsel (March 2012) [Co-Author]
•“State Immigration Legislation in the Midsouth, ” HRPros Magazine (February, 2012) [Author]
•“Mandatory E-Verify: A PEO's Guide to State E-Verify Laws, ” NAPEO Legal Insights, Volume 4, Number 3 (December 2011) [Co-Author]
•“Immigration Essentials for In House Counsel: The Current and Future State of U.S. Immigration Law and Policy, ” ACC Docket (May 2010) [Co-Author]
•“A Chance For Real Immigration Reform, ” Law360, Doc. No. 99438 (May 7, 2010) [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]

In the News

May 29, 2015
Immigration Law 360

David Jones Discusses the Power of E-Verify Info

May 29, 2015

David Jones is quoted in Immigration Law 360's Record-Breaking Bias Fine Hints At Power Of E-Verify Info. View Article (subscription may be requir


June 10, 2015

Jackson Lewis Employers' Immigration Update - No. 18, June 2015

June 10, 2015

H-1B Numbers Up More Than 35% USCIS received approximately 233, 000 petitions for fiscal year 2016 beginning in October 2015. Last year, USCIS received 172, 500 petitions, meaning there was an increase of over 35% from last year. USCIS randomly selected petitions to meet the general category cap of 65, 000 and the advance degree...

May 8, 2015

Restrictive DHS, DOL Rule on H-2B Foreign Labor Certification Program Makes Visa More Difficult for Employers

May 8, 2015

The Department of Labor's and the Department of Homeland Security's joint Interim Final Rule (IFR) imposes new burdens on the certification of employment of nonimmigrant workers in temporary, non-agricultural employment and stiffens enforcement obligations applicable to employers of H-2B workers and U.S. workers similarly...

March 12, 2015

Jackson Lewis Employers' Immigration Update - No. 17, March 2015

March 12, 2015

H-1B Cap Filing Opens April 1, 2015 Employers must be ready to file their completed H-1B visa petitions on April 1, 2015. The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) allocates 65, 000 new H-1B visas each fiscal year (running October 1 - September 30) and another 20, 000 H-1Bs are reserved for individuals who received a master'...


Cautionary Tale for EB-5 Investors
August 28, 2015

The SEC has sued Seattle developer Lobsang Dargey, alleging that he misappropriated $17 million from investors in his EB-5 program, and announcing a freeze of Dargey's assets at the same time.

By David S. Jones

Board Orders Conditional Reinstatement of Undocumented Workers
April 21, 2015

The National Labor Relations Board has held on remand from a federal appeals court that “conditional reinstatement is an appropriate remedy where an employer knowingly employed individuals who lack authorization to work in the United States and then discharged them in violation of the N[ational] L[abor] R[elations] A[ct].” Mezonos Maven

By David S. Jones

Regulation Requiring Special Immigrant Religious Workers to Maintain Lawful Status is Invalid, Federal Court Holds
April 20, 2015

Carrying on religious work without work authorization does not present a bar to receiving a special immigrant visa, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, in Philadelphia, has concluded Shalom Pentecostal Church v. Acting Secretary U.S. Department of Homeland Security, et al., No. 13-4434 (3d Cir. Apr. 7, 2015).

By David S. Jones (Also at Las Vegas, Nevada Office)


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President to Expand, Create Programs for Undocumented Workers
Davis C. Bae,Minnie Fu,Raazia K. Hall,Sean G. Hanagan,David S. Jones, December 15, 2014
President Barack Obama has announced he will take executive action to expand the population of currently undocumented individuals who will be allowed to remain and work legally in the U.S.

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David S. Jones

999 Shady Grove Road, Suite 110
MemphisTN 38120


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