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Fisher Phillips Announces New Managing Partner of Memphis office


MEMPHIS (April 2, 2018) – Fisher Phillips today announced that David S. Jones has been appointed as the new managing partner of the firm's Memphis office. As part of a routine leadership rotation, David takes the reins from Jeff Weintraub, who served in the role for six years since The Weintraub Firm PC – founded by Jeff’s father, Sam – merged with Fisher Phillips.

One of the first labor and employment attorneys in this area, Sam Weintraub went into private practice in 1958 after coming out of World War II and being sent to Memphis by the National Labor Relations Board to open a field office. Sam’s son, Jeff, joined The Weintraub Firm in 1981 and served as managing partner from 1995 until the office merged with Fisher Phillips in 2012. Since then, Jeff has been instrumental in developing and expanding the firm, and his leadership has led to many successes for the Memphis office.

“It’s thrilling for me to see David become our Regional Managing Partner,” said Jeff, “I’m truly excited to now have the opportunity and time to focus on some of my favorite parts of the business – representing our clients and business development.”

“The Weintraub name has a longstanding reputation in Memphis,” said Fisher Phillips Chairman Roger Quillen. “Thanks to Jeff’s knowledge and influence, and with the addition of exceptionally talented attorneys like David, this office has grown into one of the more robust labor and employment law firms in Memphis. We look forward to its continued success and development under David’s direction.” 

With more than 18 years of law experience, David has been with Fisher Phillips since 2016, where he practices exclusively in the areas of immigration-related employment and compliance matters. David has extensive experience in assisting companies with hires or transfers of employees from outside the country. He has represented clients in matters relating to both immigration benefits and enforcement, as well as in proceedings before the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Labor, the Department of Justice and the State Department. Prior to joining Fisher Phillips, Jones was a partner at Jackson Lewis P.C. He is a regular author and has been a conference speaker to numerous organizations throughout his career. Jones is admitted to practice law by the State of Tennessee, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court.  

David attended the University of Memphis, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in foreign languages, magna cum laude. He received a Juris Doctor from the University of Florida Levin College of Law. Additionally, David speaks French, German, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

David is a member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, National Association of Foreign Student Advisors, NAFSA Trainer Corps and University of Memphis Academic Internship Advisory Board. He is also a board member and serves as Chairman of the Mid-South Latino Chamber of Commerce.


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