Miranda S. Jones



Contact Info

Areas of Practice

  • Labor & Employment, ERISA
  • Wage & Hour, Prevailing Wage
  • Government Investigations and White Collar Defense
  • Civil Litigation

Education

Catholic University of America, J.D.
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, B.A.
University of Freiburg, Germany

Admissions

Commonwealth of Massachusetts
U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
United States First Circuit Court of Appeals

Memberships

Massachusetts Bar Association

 

Miranda joined the firm in June 2013 and became a partner in January 2015. Miranda focuses her work on labor and employment law, including labor negotiations, ERISA and HIPAA counselling, wage and hour advice, employment policies and procedures, sexual harassment and other discrimination claims. Miranda also advises companies on regulatory compliance and represents those companies when they are pursued by state and federal authorities for non-compliance.

Prior to joining OGG&J, Miranda worked as an Assistant Attorney General for six years in the Fair Labor Division of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office. During her tenure, Miranda enforced the state’s wage and hour laws, with a concentration on the prevailing wage law in the public construction industry. Miranda prosecuted hundreds of contractors and employers and obtained millions of dollars in wages for workers and fines for the Commonwealth. Miranda frequently provided training on the enforcement of the Prevailing Wage Law for numerous organizations, including: the Massachusetts Certified Public Purchasing Official Program through the Office of the Inspector General, Lorman Educational Services, the Boston Bar Association, and various trade associations. Since joining the private sector, Miranda continues to provide training and conduct seminars on various aspects of labor and employment law to employers and employer associations.

Miranda served as an Assistant District Attorney for Middlesex County, where she was supervisor of the Cambridge District Court and Jury of Six. Miranda prosecuted hundreds of misdemeanor and felony trials in district and superior courts; wrote and argued appellate briefs before the Appeals Court; and participated in investigating and prosecuting major drug trafficking cases while assigned to the Narcotics and Special Investigations Unit.

Miranda worked as a criminal defense attorney for many years. She has represented criminal defendants, victims, suspects and witnesses in the Commonwealth’s district, superior, appellate and juvenile courts, in matters under investigation or prosecuted by district attorneys’ offices; and clients attempting to restore their driving privileges before the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles.

Miranda worked for several years as an Adjunct Professor in the Criminal Justice Department of Middlesex Community College where she taught a variety of courses in criminal justice.

Miranda currently serves as a member on the Personnel Board for the Town of Wayland.