Ms. Midence has handled cases involving claims of race, national origin, age, disability and sex discrimination, as well as sexual harassment, retaliatory discharge, and wage and hour issues. She also has extensive experience drafting and enforcing restrictive covenants for employers in numerous states throughout the United States. She frequently provides advice to employers regarding employee restrictive covenant issues and drafts employment policies and training and/or management materials. Ms. Midence has appeared on CNN and 100.3 FM WIOD (Miami) to discuss discrimination and harassment in the workplace, workplace investigations, and retaliation issues.
While attending law school, Ms. Midence was a Managing Editor of the Emory International Law Review and member of the Hispanic Law Society Moot Court Team.
• Georgia’s New Law: Should I Change My Restrictive Covenants Now? Legal Briefing (April 2011) [Author]
• Possible Changes to Georgia’s Restrictive Covenant Law, Legal Briefing (February 2010) [Author]
• A Risky New Trendy: Replacing Employees with Independent Contractors, Workforce Management (November 2009) [Author]
Speeches and Presentations
•“Drafting and Implementing Restrictive Covenants Under Georgia’s New Law,” State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers Division annual Employer Problems and Solutions CLE, February 2012
•“Covenants Not to Compete: A Post-Election Update,” Atlanta Bar Association, March 2011
•“Classifying Workers-Employee or Independent Contractor,” Society of Human Resource Management, May 2010
•“Employment Law 101,” Latina Women’s Business Association, May 2010
In the News
April 2, 2019
Jackson Lewis Announces D&I Advancements
NEW YORK, NY (April 2, 2019) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, continues to make significant strides towards advancing the firm’s commitment to inclusivity, including appointing the firm’s first-ever Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Jana Simon, renaming the firm’s law school scholarship...
Non-Compete & Trade Secrets Report
Georgia Court of Appeals Confirms Non-Solicitation of Employees Covenant Need Not Have Geographic or Material Contact Language
October 18, 2017
As previously noted in Jackson Lewis’ Non-Compete & Trade Secrets Report, Georgia adopted legislation governing restrictive covenant agreements entered into on or after May 11, 2011.
By Colin A. Thakkar and Adriana R. Midence
Employment Trial Report
Who is the Similarly Situated Comparator?
April 6, 2017
To prove claims of employment discrimination and retaliation, plaintiffs frequently rely on the similarly situated comparator - a coworker who engaged in the same misconduct alleged against the plaintiff, but without the same adverse consequences.
By Martin W. Aron and Adriana R. Midence
Non-Compete & Trade Secrets Report
Down to the Wire for Proposed Non-Compete Reform Legislation in Massachusetts
July 28, 2016
Erik J Winton, Sarah B. Herlihy, and Shawn N. Butte have written an article regarding current efforts to reform Massachusetts non-compete law. The article, entitled Down to the Wire for Proposed Non-Compete Reform Legislation in Massachusetts and published on Jackson Lewis’ website, can be found here ...
By Adriana R. Midence
Professional Associations and Activities
•Atlanta Bar Association
•Georgia Association of Women Lawyers
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