Simone Francis

Employment Law Expert


About Simone

Simone effectively spearheads and collaborates with external and internal teams to identify and deliver solutions to clients concerning employment law issues.

As a civil litigator with more than 20 years of experience, she has managed the defense of lawsuits involving a range of federal and local laws, including lawsuits alleging claims of discrimination, retaliation, and harassment. Simone also provides proactive and practical advice before litigation arises. She has developed customized, interactive training programs to educate supervisory and management personnel about their responsibilities for ensuring compliance with employment laws, and she routinely counsels businesses concerning a range of workplace issues, including managing internal investigations. Simone is a shareholder with Ogletree Deakins, where she divides her time between the firm’s offices in New York City and St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.