Geetha Adinata and Jennifer Jones Named To Lawyers Of Color's Hot List

Date   Jul 28, 2014

FordHarrison LLP is pleased to announce that Geetha Adinata, an attorney in the Atlanta office, and Jennifer Jones, an attorney the Dallas office, were recently selected for Lawyers of Color's Second Annual Hot List. The Hot List recognizes early- to mid-career minority lawyers under 40 who excel in the legal profession. Geetha and Jennifer are both one of 100 attorneys in their respective regions chosen for this honor – Geetha represents the Southern Region and Jennifer represents the Southwest Region.

The honorees were chosen through a two-pronged process. The selection committee spent months reviewing nominations and researching bar publications and legal blogs in order to identify promising candidates. Lawyers of Color accepted nominations from mentors, peers, and colleagues, and then made editorial picks based on our research of attorneys who had noteworthy accomplishments or were active in legal pipeline initiatives.

Honorees will be profiled in Lawyers of Color's Hot List 2014 Issue (July 2014). The Southwest Region honorees were celebrated at a reception hosted by Jones Day on July 16th. The Southern Regions honorees will be honored on July 24, at a celebration hosted by Greenberg Traurig that will include remarks by Abdul Karim Kallon, the U.S. District Judge for Alabama. 
Geetha leads FordHarrison's Business Immigration practice group. She concentrates her practice on all facets of business immigration and I-9 and E-Verify compliance. With respect to business immigration, she works with local, national, and multinational companies to develop strategies to meet their short-term and long-term needs for foreign workers. She works closely with management to evaluate temporary and permanent work options for foreign workers, develops streamlined processes for companies to bring in foreign workers, and develops proactive strategies for overcoming potential issues and risks before they arise, and advises management on corporate obligations arising in this context to ensure their compliance. More specifically, she handles the full spectrum of temporary work visa options (e.g. H-1B, L-1, E-2, TN, O-1, J-1, etc.) and permanent visa options (i.e. green card process) for foreign workers, and offers clients high-level strategic advice on immigration-related issues arising in the context of corporate mergers and acquisitions, and responds to Immigration Service Requests for Evidence.

Jennifer's practice focuses on providing advice and representation to employers regarding labor and employment law matters, including discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, harassment, worker's compensation, and wage and hour disputes. She represents clients in federal and state court and before administrative bodies, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and has experience with counseling employers on a wide range of employment issues, including hiring, termination, employment discrimination, disability accommodation, wage and hour compliance, and drafting of employee handbooks and personnel policies.

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