Perspectiva General

For over 25 years, Harry D. Jones has advised and defended employers, including in dozens of jury trials. Additionally, Harry has led more than 80 high-profile investigations on behalf of school districts, cities, colleges and private institutions. He also provides day-to-day advice to human resources professionals on hiring, training, pay, discipline and termination, including a specialty in dealing with complex c-suite misconduct issues. He has led the national class action defense of wage and hour cases; and has aggressively protected business interests from unfair competition. He frequently works with:

  • Payment processing companies
  • Financial services companies
  • Healthcare institutions
  • Educational institutions
  • Construction companies
  • Transportation companies
  • Property management companies

In addition to prevailing against the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and beating the Teamsters in a vandalism case, he has handled dozens of disputes before the National Labor Review Board and the Department of Labor. Harry has a national and international focus in his practice; he guides general counsel and HR departments through 50-state and complex cross-border issues, particularly in Europe, Africa and Latin America.

He has been named as a Texas Super Lawyer, perennially. 

Harry was a published editor of the Texas Tech Law Review, a Regents Scholar and a National Merit Scholar. 

Afiliaciones Profesionales y Comunitarias

Member, Board of Directors


Member, Advisory Board of Trustees

Cooper Aerobics Center


North Dallas Chamber of Commerce


Media Relations and Speakers Committees

Dallas Bar Association


Anti-Crime Task Force

Jubilee Park & Community Center, Dallas


Order of the Coif

Awarded, AV® Peer Review Rating


Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation

Named, The Best Lawyers in America©


Named, Super Lawyer

Super Lawyers

2007-2010, 2013-2018

News, Analysis & Press

Finding Another Gear

D Magazine

April 1, 2021

Mexico: Demand Grows for Private Sector Disability Insurance, Insurer Says

Bloomberg BNA International HR Decision Support Network

August 4, 2016

¿Contratista Independiente o Empleado?

Focus Texas Magazine

September 17, 2015

The Big Move Toward Big Data in Employment

Littler Report

August 4, 2015

The E-Workplace: Internet Security, Privacy & Social Media Policies

White Paper, The National Employment Law Institute (NELI)

March 3, 2015

The Modern Juror (A Three Part Series)


Texas Adopts New Wage Regulations


November 16, 2010

Will the Sun Belt Turn Rusty?

Dallas Morning News


Unclear Texas Precedent on the Duty of Good Faith and Fair Dealing Hampers the San Antonio Court of Appeals

21 Tex. Tech. Rev. 801


Speaking Engagements

2019 Dallas Regional Employer Conference

Dallas, TX

July 18, 2019

Littler’s Ever-Popular Overview of All the Things You Need to Know from Court’s, Agencies, and Workplace Trends

Dallas Employer Conference

July 19, 2018

2018 Dallas Employer Conference

Dallas, TX

July 19, 2018

The Role of HR

University of Texas at Dallas

November 2016

Employment Law Update

Association of Premier Nanny Agencies

October 2016

Generations in the Workforce

Harris County Department of Education

September 2016

Four Generations in the Workforce

American Legal Association, Dallas

August 2016

Texas Is Open For Business

NAFTA Symposium, San Antonio, TX

February 2016

Texas Is Open For Business

NAFTA Symposium, Austin, TX

December 2015

Texas Is Open For Business

NAFTA Symposium, Houston, TX

August 2015

Texas Is Open For Business

NAFTA Symposium, San Antonio, TX

April 2015

Solving Skills Shortages with Foreign Workers: The Pitfalls, The Upsides

17th Annual Conference, Texas Association of Community College Attorneys (TACCA)

January 30, 2015

Texas Is Open For Business

NAFTA Symposium, Dallas, TX

January 2015

Hiring, Employing & Firing — What In-House Labor & Employment Counsel and HR Executives Need to Know — A Play in Three Acts

Dallas, TX

September 9, 2014

Labor Law in Texas

México CityHouston, TXDallas, TX

June 20, 2014

Seven Deadliest Sins of Employment Law Negotiations

Labor and Employment Law Luncheon - Dallas Bar Association

June 16, 2014

Doing Business in Mexico and Texas: Key Differences in Labor & Employment Laws

The State of Texas―NAFTA Office, Dallas, TX

November 22, 2013

Start-Up Employment Law Guide

The Foundry Club, Dallas, TX

September 2013

How to Survive a C-Suite Scandal

2012 Annual Meeting - The Association of Corporate Counsel, Orlando, FL

October 2, 2012

Social Media in Schools: The Risks for the District Employer

Houston Schools Public Relations Association

October 28, 2011

Harry Jones to speak to the Dallas chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators

Dallas, TX

July 26, 2011

Handling a Scandal - Protecting Institutional Values When Executives Behave (Very) Badly

Employment Relations Symposium - TAB/SHRM

July 15, 2011

Harry Jones to Present at the Annual TSPRA Conference

February 23, 2011


Texas Community College

January 28, 2011

Social Media in Your Workplace: Understanding the Risks and Developing Solutions

Conference - Texas School Public Relations Association (TSPRA)


Harry Jones to Speak at the CUPA-HR Lone Star Chapter 2010 Fall Conference

November 6, 2010

Harry Jones to Speak on Top Trends in Employment Law for Bloom Strategic Consulting

October 7, 2010

Harry Jones to Present at the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce

Dallas, TX

September 10, 2010

Harry Jones to Present at Rowlett Chamber of Commerce’s Monthly Membership Luncheon

August 12, 2010

2010 Employment Law Update

Dallas, TX

June 17, 2010

Top 10 Trends to Watch

North Dallas Chamber of Commerce


2010 Dallas Employer



Risks to Employers from Social Media Use

Lone Star Chapter Fall Conference, CUPA-HR


Texas Employment Survey

The Littler Mendelson Houston Employer Conference

Littler Mendelson, Houston, TX


Will the Sun Belt Turn Rusty

Workforce Management



  • J.D., Texas Tech Universitycum laude
  • B.A., Abilene Christian Universitymagna cum laude


  • French
  • Afrikaans

Admisión de la barra



  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
  • Texas Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas