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Jonathan McNeil Wong

Jonathan McNeil Wong

Donahue Fitzgerald LLP
Partner
Oakland, CA, USA


Jonathan McNeil Wong heads the firm’s immigration and nationality law practice, advising and representing domestic and international companies that are hiring foreign nationals to work in the United States. He recommends immigration strategies to employers and represents them before the Departments of State and Homeland Security. He has handled the immigration process for U.S. companies seeking the services of foreign engineers, scientists, technical specialists, and marketing and operations personnel in diverse business sectors ranging from architecture to zoological science. He is also experienced in the transfer of foreign executives, managers, and other key personnel to American branches of foreign companies. In employment circumstances involving access to trade secrets and other proprietary information, he assists employers in evaluating the foreign worker’s background and structuring a relationship that protects his clients’ interests.

An experienced litigator, Mr. Wong counsels employers and defends them against claims of wrongful termination, discrimination and sexual harassment, and other employment-related issues. He has also represented plaintiffs in employment-related individual and class litigation. He has served as trial counsel in multiple trials, has represented clients in numerous mediations and arbitrations, and has successfully argued his clients’ cases before California and federal appeals courts. He was lead counsel for instatement procedures and was responsible for negotiating the settlement of all claims made by 1,200 employees in a class action lawsuit settled by a consent decree. His litigation practice also includes advising clients, in-house counsel, and partner law firms on electronic discovery best practices, technology assisted review, and compliance with new federal and state electronic discovery rules.

Mr. Wong advises employers on personnel disputes, employee discipline, demotions, and terminations. He drafts and reviews employee policy manuals, checking for compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations. He also counsels employers on workplace safety and OSHA compliance and on the implications of the Americans With Disabilities Act. He assists employers in complying with federal, state, and local requirements governing wages, hours, and other conditions of employment and defends them in administrative proceedings brought by government agencies. As part of his employment and labor law practice, Mr. Wong negotiates and drafts employment agreements for key employees, executives, and officers. His labor relations practice concentrates on advising employers regarding union elections, employee grievances, contract interpretation and collective bargaining strategies and techniques.

Mr. Wong is the recipient of multiple awards for his provision of pro bono legal services to the indigent. His languages include French, German, Spanish, and Mandarin Chinese.

Jonathan McNeil Wong is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Pro Bono Rules; Commencing and Conducting the Representation - Ethical Issues in California Pro Bono Representation 2017, Thursday, September 07, 2017
Specific Application of Ethical Rules and Issues to Various Pro Bono Practice Settings – Hypotheticals - Ethical Issues in California Pro Bono Representation 2017, Thursday, September 07, 2017
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters California Business & Professions Code Section 6068 - Ethical Issues in California Pro Bono Representation 2017, Thursday, September 07, 2017
Proposed California Rules of Professional Conduct (2017) - Ethical Issues in California Pro Bono Representation 2017, Thursday, September 07, 2017
State Bar of California Pro Bono Resolution (2002) - Ethical Issues in California Pro Bono Representation 2017, Thursday, September 07, 2017
California Rules of Court—Rule 9.46 Registered In-House Counsel - Ethical Issues in California Pro Bono Representation 2017, Thursday, September 07, 2017
Current California Rules of Professional Conduct - Ethical Issues in California Pro Bono Representation 2017, Thursday, September 07, 2017
California Rules of Court—Rule 9.45 Registered Legal Services Attorneys - Ethical Issues in California Pro Bono Representation 2017, Thursday, September 07, 2017
The State Bar of California’s Standing Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct, Formal Opinion No. 2012-184 - Ethical Issues in California Pro Bono Representation 2017, Thursday, September 07, 2017
The State Bar of California’s Standing Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct, Formal Opinion No. 2010-179 - Ethical Issues in California Pro Bono Representation 2017, Thursday, September 07, 2017
An Ethics Primer on Limited Scope Representation, The State Bar of California, Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct - Ethical Issues in California Pro Bono Representation 2017, Thursday, September 07, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Specific Application of Ethical Rules and Issues to Various Pro Bono Practice Settings – Hypotheticals - Specific Application of Ethical Rules and Issues to Various Pro Bono Practice Settings – Hypotheticals, Thursday, September 07, 2017
Pro Bono Rules; Commencing and Conducting the Representation - Pro Bono Rules; Commencing and Conducting the Representation, Thursday, September 07, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Pro Bono Rules; Commencing and Conducting the Representation - Pro Bono Rules; Commencing and Conducting the Representation, Thursday, September 07, 2017
Specific Application of Ethical Rules and Issues to Various Pro Bono Practice Settings – Hypotheticals - Specific Application of Ethical Rules and Issues to Various Pro Bono Practice Settings – Hypotheticals, Thursday, September 07, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Pro Bono Rules; Commencing and Conducting the Representation - Pro Bono Rules; Commencing and Conducting the Representation, Thursday, September 07, 2017
Specific Application of Ethical Rules and Issues to Various Pro Bono Practice Settings – Hypotheticals - Specific Application of Ethical Rules and Issues to Various Pro Bono Practice Settings – Hypotheticals, Thursday, September 07, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Ethical Issues in California Pro Bono Representation 2017, Monday, September 11, 2017, San Francisco, CA
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