Sydney Jones is a labor & employment partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Sydney has extensive experience advising clients on labor and employment matters in the context of complex transactions, including conducting acquisition-related due diligence and risk assessment, and assisting with restructuring-related labor and employment issues. In addition to her transactional practice, Sydney has defended clients against charges filed with administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and National Labor Relations Board, and represented companies in litigation arising from employee terminations. Sydney has also advised clients on matters concerning compliance with federal, state and local employment laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the National Labor Relations Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act.


Thought Leadership


Contributing Editor, The Developing Labor Law, Seventh Edition, 2019 and 2020

What OSHA’a New Drug Testing Rules Mean for Employers, Corporate Counsel, Dec. 19, 2016

3rd Cir. Follows Suit on Paid Suspensions Under Title VII, Law360, Sept. 1, 2015


Ranked in Chambers USA for Labor & Employment, 2023

Memberships & Affiliations

Virginia Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Diversity Committee

Duke University Alumni Association — Interviewer


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2015District of Columbia
  • 2014Virginia


  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia


  • University of Virginia School of LawJ.D.2014

    Assistant Special Projects Editor, Virginia Law & Business Review

  • Duke UniversityB.A., History; Linguistics Minormagna cum laude2011

    Markets & Management Certificate

    Dean’s List with Distinction