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Deitra S. Jones is a member of the Labor & Employment Practice in Greenberg Traurig’s Atlanta office. She has experience representing employers on a variety of labor & employment matters, ranging from single plaintiff claims to complex class and collective actions. Her litigation and arbitration experience includes defending employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wage and hour claims. Her practice also focuses on advancing the business goals of clients by providing practical advice on a variety of employment issues. These issues often involve HR policies, restrictive covenants, employee handbooks, compliance with employment-related laws and guidance, litigation avoidance, and internal investigations. Additionally, Deitra has experience providing employment-related due diligence in corporate transactions.

Capabilities

Experience

  • Grade 7 Mathematics Teacher, Teach For America, Northampton County Schools, Gaston Middle School, 2013-2015
  • Intern, Fulton County District Attorney’s Office, 2013

Recognition & Leadership

  • Earle K. Shawe Labor Relations Award Recipient, 2018
  • Black Law Student Association, President, 2016-2017 (Regional and National Chapter of the Year)
  • Fellow, National Employment Legal Council (NELC), 2021
  • Member, Labor & Employment Section of the State Bar of Georgia, 2020-Present
  • Member, Atlanta Bar Association, 2021-Present

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 2018
    • Editorial Board, Virginia Journal of Social Policy and the Law
  • B.S., magna cum laude, Georgia State University, 2013
Clerkships
  • Hon. Carlton W. Reeves, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, 2018-2019
Admissions
  • Georgia