Rayna Jones has spent her entire career representing and counseling employers on all aspects of employment law. Rayna focuses on providing employers with practical advice for effectively managing employment issues. She is experienced representing and advising national, regional, and local clients on issues related to litigation prevention, employment discrimination and harassment, wage and hour, noncompetition, employee discipline, hiring, and termination, leaves of absences, drug testing, reductions in force, mergers and acquisitions, and other personnel matters. Rayna also has extensive experience drafting multi-state handbooks and policies, drug testing policies, and employment, termination, severance, independent contractor, and restrictive covenant agreements. Rayna regularly advises employers on navigating multi-state drug testing issues and on recreational and medical marijuana laws. Rayna has successfully responded on behalf of employers to state and federal agencies in numerous claims or charges under anti-discrimination, wage and hour, and employee leave laws. She is also an experienced employment litigator handling case in federal and state court.
Prior to joining Ogletree’s Phoenix office, Rayna worked for Ogletree in both Atlanta, Georgia and Austin, Texas.
In addition to practicing at firms in Arizona, Texas and Georgia, Rayna served as in-house Corporate Counsel for The Home Depot from 2004 through 2006 where she managed employment litigation and regularly advised internal clients on handling employment disputes, responding to administrative charges and managing day-to-day employee issues.
Because of her in-house experience and strong counseling skills, Rayna has been seconded to clients and continues to provide interim coverage for clients who need in-house employment counsel services on a temporary or on-going basis. These experiences have given Rayna valuable insight into the needs and expectations of both legal and internal business partners, which she is able to use in providing timely, practical, and insightful advice to her clients.
Prior to working at Ogletree, Rayna practiced in Austin, Texas where she had a particular emphasis on counseling technology and emerging-growth companies on employment issues.
Rayna is admitted in Texas, Georgia, and Arizona.