Jackie Ford

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Offices Houston
Phone 713.588.7014
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Jackie is a partner in the Vorys Houston office. Her practice focuses on labor and employment issues, privacy, and online brand protection. She is the co-founder and former chair of the firm's Women’s Initiative and the host of the “Vorys at Work” podcast.

Much of Jackie’s practice focuses on the retail industry.  As part of the Vorys eControl team, Jackie counsels businesses on issues related to eCommerce and online brand protection. In her employment law practice, Jackie helps retailers and other clients address issues of harassment and discrimination, workplace and online privacy, internal investigations, and employment-related administrative charges and litigation. She has conducted internal investigations for a wide variety of clients, ranging from Fortune 500 retailers to schools, universities, small businesses, and non-profits on issues ranging from harassment claims to data breaches. She also works with clients on legal aspects of crisis management and communications.

One of Jackie’s passions is creating and delivering effective, meaningful training programs designed to prevent workplace problems, foster dialogue, and help companies protect their brands. She is called upon dozens of times each year to provide educational programming on a broad range of topics, including internal investigations, social media, sexual harassment, workplace privacy, accommodating disabilities, and LGBT issues in the workplace.

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Jackie is a frequent writer and commentator on a wide range of legal issues. Notable publications include an article in Law360 concerning best practices in harassment investigations, an op-ed in the Houston Chronicle regarding political conversations in the office, and an article in the Houston Business Journal regarding “compassionate compliance” in the workplace following Hurricane Harvey. She has also been featured on Houston public radio discussing sexual harassment issues and strategies for preventing workplace violence. Jackie is a member of the American Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association, the Texas Bar Association, the Columbus Bar Association, the Houston Bar Association, The Houston Association of Women Attorneys, and the International Association of Privacy Professionals, and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP).

Jackie received her J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law magna cum laude where she was a member of the Order of the Coif and notes editor for the Case Western Reserve University Law Review. She received her B.A. from Oberlin College.

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