Paul N. Jones

Paul N. Jones

Employment Law
Employment Litigation Defense

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Paul N. Jones served as an Assistant General Counsel at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) where he represented the Bureau in labor employment matters in Washington D.C. and Dallas, Texas.  While at the FBI, he maintained a top secret/SCI clearance.  Paul also served the citizens of Texas as the General Counsel of the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).  As TWC’s chief legal advisor he directed, planned, developed, coordinated, and managed all legal activities of the TWC.  Prior to becoming the General Counsel of the TWC, he was a Litigation Attorney for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement Division (ICE), in Dallas, Texas.  Mr. Jones also was a Litigation Attorney for the U.S. Department of Energy in both Albuquerque, New Mexico and Washington, D.C. where he maintained a top secret clearance. 

Mr. Jones received his bachelor’s degree in English and U.S. History from Menlo College in Atherton, California.  He graduated from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque in May 1999 from which he received his Juris Doctorate, and in May 2000 he received his Masters in Public Administration.  Mr. Jones received his Master of Laws in Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolutions (ADR) in May 2003 from The George Washington University School of Law in Washington, D.C.

Paul resides in Dallas with his wife, Susanne H. Jones and two daughters.  Susanne works at Trinity Christian Academy in the middle school administrative office.  Paul and his wife are members of Park Cities Baptist Church.

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Practice Areas

  • Employment Law
  • Litigation and arbitration
  • Security Clearance Revocations
  • HR counsel
  • Employment contracts
  • Noncompetition agreements
  • Employee manuals
  • Federal and state agency audits
  • Management trainings
  • Commercial Litigation
  • General Counsel Services

Education

  • J.D., University of New Mexico School of Law, 1999
  • LL.M., magna cum laude, Litigation and ADR, The George Washington University School of Law, 2003
  • M.P.A., cum laude, University of New Mexico School of Public Administration, 2000
  • B.A., cum laude, Menlo College, 1992
  • Certificate in ADR, University of Texas, LBJ School of Public Affairs Governor’s Executive Leadership Program

Representative Experience

  • Successfully defended Federal and State agencies in litigation involving FMLA, Title VII, ADA, ADEA, retaliation, Security Clearance Revocations and other employment-related claims
  • Conducted management trainings and updates in employment law compliance
  • Counsels employers on employee policies, confidentiality and noncompetition agreements and employment contracts
  • Represented federal and state agency’s interests in administrative hearings and in both federal and state courts
  • Represented the federal government in numerous security clearance revocations
  • Served as Mediator for the Metropolitan Courts in Bernalillo County, New Mexico

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court for New Mexico
  • U.S. District Court for Mississippi
  • All state courts in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, District of Columbia, Mississippi and Massachusetts.

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • George Washington University School of Law Alumni Association
  • University of New Mexico School of Law Alumni Association

Previous Experience

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); top secret/SCI clearance
  • Texas Workforce Commission
  • U.S. Department of Energy; top secret clearance
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security; secret clearance