Jayde Ashford Brown

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Dallas

1717 Main Street
Suite 3700
Dallas, TX 75201
P: +1.214.659.4719
F: +1.214.659.4401
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Jayde Ashford Brown

Associate

Dallas Office
1717 Main Street
Suite 3700
Dallas, TX 75201
P: +1.214.659.4719
F: +1.214.659.4401

Jayde Ashford Brown represents corporate clients in management-side labor and employment matters arising under federal and state law, including, but not limited to Title VII, the FLSA, the FMLA, the ADA, the ADEA, and workers compensation under Section 451 of the Texas Labor Code. In addition to litigation, Jayde counsels clients on best practices relating to hiring and termination decisions, employment policies and employee investigations, and the OFCCP and related AAP obligations for federal contractors and subcontractors. Jayde also prepares and negotiates separation and release agreements, employment contracts and independent contractor agreements, and non-competition and confidentiality agreements. In addition, Jayde counsels clients regarding labor and employment obligations and representations in connection with mergers and acquisitions, including, but not limited to proper classification of employees (e.g. exempt/non-exempt, employee/independent contractor, etc.).

Jayde also represents employers and high-level employees in connection with disputes involving misappropriation of trade secrets, tortious interference, unfair competition, and a variety of complex contractual disputes, including those involving requests for emergency injunctive relief. 

Representative Experience

The following represents experience prior to joining Andrews Kurth:

  • Assisted in successfully defending employers against allegations of discrimination, retaliation, harassment, failure to accommodate, defamation, breach of contract, and other violations of state and federal law
  • Handled all aspects of case management as lead associate on multiple cases; managed collection, review, and production of documents in multiple cases; managed document-review and internal litigation support staff on projects  
  • Drafted and assisted with drafting various motions; prepared and responded to various pretrial motions; drafted and responded to written discovery; drafted position statements and mediation statements; assisted with depositions; assisted with hearings in state and federal courts
  • Conducted employment related trainings to managers and hourly employees on employment law issues
  • Drafted and updated numerous Employee Handbooks; assembled comprehensive, multi-state guide to employee leaves of absence; drafted fifty-state survey regarding laws governing covenants not to compete; prepared various publications and presentations discussing employment issues
  • Independently handled numerous pro bono cases relating to immigration matters; assisted colleagues with various matters requiring Spanish language skills; won firm’s 2014 Most Valuable Translator Award for 123 hours of pro bono service

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