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Labor & Employment — Texas


Littler Mendelson, PC - Labor & Employment

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What the team is known for Prowess in handling the full spectrum of labor and employment matters across the state of Texas. Large and strong bench, well known for its representation of an impressive roster of clients in the insurance, pharmaceutical and technology sectors, among others. Frequently sought by clients for representation in complex employment litigation matters, including class actions, as well as wage and hour and discrimination cases. Also has strong cross-border capabilities.

Strengths The firm's broad abilities are greatly appreciated by clients: "They're very efficient, and have the greatest depth and breadth of employment law resources, serving national clients."

Another commentator adds: "They always seem to have the right person in the right office with the right expertise."

Work highlights Defended Gringo's Mexican Kitchen against a collective action of seven plaintiffs involving claims relating to tip-sharing, credit card overcharging and other performance-related issues.

Acted on behalf of Callon Petroleum in a negligence suit filed by an employee who had fallen from the lid of a dumpster tote.

Notable practitioners

Arthur Carter advises across a range of both labor and employment law issues, regularly engaging in complex retaliation and whistle-blowing cases, as well as labor relations matters. One satisfied client states: "He has one of the best legal minds I've worked with," adding: "He knows our company and culture, and is able to give us practical guidance on a wide range of matters."

Linda Headley is a well-regarded practitioner, described by one peer as "very impressive and a pillar of the Houston labor community." She also frequently handles complex trade secret matters, and harassment and discrimination claims.

Scott McDonald is considered to be a "very accomplished lawyer in noncompete and trade secret work," with peers commenting that he is "very strong in his analytical approach." He also focuses his practice on employment class actions, whistle-blowing and retaliation cases.

Steven McCown possesses a broad practice, leading matters relating to OSHA, labor relations and wage and hour class actions. He is additionally noted for his experience defending employers in high-profile discrimination suits.

John Harper is "very accomplished and an expert in the field," according to clients, with one noting that "he has proven to be highly intelligent." His practice covers a wide range of labor relations issues, including collective bargaining and reductions of force.

Department profile by Littler Mendelson, PC

Littler is the largest global employment and labor law practice, with more than 1,300 attorneys in over 75 offices worldwide. Littler represents management in all aspects of employment and labor law and serves as a single source solution provider to the global employer community.
Consistently recognized in the industry as a leading and innovative law practice, Littler has been litigating, mediating and negotiating some of the most influential employment law cases and labor contracts on record for more than 75 years. For more information, visit www.littler.com.

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With Littler’s collective knowledge and experience, the firm provides clients with comprehensive legal services covering the full range of workplace issues, including general labor and employment advice, litigation and dispute resolution, labor relations, compliance, codes of conduct, workforce management, data privacy, employment and transfer agreements, corporate labor governance, and knowledge management and training.
Littler is experienced in handling multi-country labor and employment matters that span the globe and often work with leading attorneys in jurisdictions worldwide to provide clients with global legal services and a single point of contact. The firm’s international offices span three continents – North America, South America and Europe – and include: Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, France, Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico the United Kingdom and Venezuela. Littler’s global capabilities also include a number of U.S. - based lawyers who are qualified practitioners in Australia, Brazil, China, Japan and South Africa, among other countries.


Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP - Labor & Employment

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What the team is known for Formidable presence in the labor and employment market in Texas, and particularly known for its capacity to handle complex cases. Expertise includes noncompete and unfair competition issues, wage and hour lawsuits and FMLA law. Enviable client roster ranging from Fortune 500 businesses to local companies, frequently acting on behalf of employers in the energy, transportation and oil and gas markets.

Strengths Clients commend the firm's national scope and ability to handle complex cross-border disputes: "They're wonderful – they have a great ability to see the big picture. They do a really good job of minimizing risk, and providing advice and counsel," adding: "They really go above and beyond normal defense counsel."

Work highlights Defended McLane Company against an appeal by the EEOC in pursuit of McLane's employees' sensitive information as part of an extended investigation into its use of physical capability evaluation.

Represented Abeo Management in litigation enforcing competition obligations after one of its former executives disclosed confidential information belonging to abeo.

Significant clients Arkema, HP, Southwest Airlines, Xcel Energy, Unit Texas Drilling.

Notable practitioners

Clients and peers agree that Nancy Patterson is "absolutely one of the best" for employment litigation, with sources noting that they "think very highly of her." She represents major employers across the country in all manner of disputes, including complex FMLA, harassment, discrimination, noncompete, and wage and hour cases.

Head of the firm's Dallas practice Ron Manthey is an experienced litigator, regularly handling high-profile wage and hour and FLSA claims on behalf of major employers. "He has the ability to see the big picture," comments one client. "He is also able to understand the nuances and intricacies of complex legal issues, and explain them in a way that is easy to understand."

Stefanie Moll specializes in defending employers from a range of industries in high-stakes sexual harassment, discrimination and noncompete litigation, among other disputes. She also frequently works on behalf of single plaintiffs.

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Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, PC - Labor & Employment

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What the team is known for A national labor and employment boutique offering expert knowledge across the full spectrum of employee-related issues. Handles high-publicity cases for an impressive roster of clients, which includes local authorities and large corporations. Possesses specialist expertise handling discrimination, noncompete, harassment and retaliation disputes, as well as the full range of labor issues.

Strengths One commentator states: "They're one of the top firms I've worked with in my career, in terms of its lawyers' responsiveness and the quality of their work."

Another observer enthuses: "They're excellent, we're very happy with them. They know our business well and are consistent in quality across the country."

Work highlights Represented a collection of associations, including the National Federation of Independent Businesses and the Texas Association of Business, in litigation against the DOL over its implementation of a rule that impacts the Labor Management Relations Act.

Defended Boy Scouts of America against claims of retaliation and race discrimination, with the jury ruling in favor of the client after a three-and-a-half week trial.

Significant clients DR Horton, Dell, Southwest Airlines, Houston Metropolitan Transit Authority, City of San Antonio.

Notable practitioners

"Thought leader" and "phenomenal attorney" Michael Fox is a considerably experienced and well-respected litigator, having tried a large number of high-stakes employment cases across the country. One peer states that he is "a great, great trial lawyer," adding: "He just has a presence in front of juries and is very likable."

Jeffrey Londa is considered by his peers to be "one of the best lawyers in the country" for complex labor matters. Clients consider him to be "a strong advocate, expert negotiator and a commanding presence." He also regularly represents lawyers in complex employment litigation.

Bryant McFall regularly advises companies in high-stakes employment cases, including leave of absence and accommodation issues. He is said by sources to have "great presentation" skills, with one indicating: "He has impressed me with his knowledge base."

Michael Mitchell mainly handles employment litigation and has substantial experience arguing cases in state and federal courts, and before the Fifth Circuit and the NLRB.

Ron Chapman is a renowned figure in the Texas labor and employment market, and is described as "pragmatic, business-oriented and extremely efficient." He has recently acted on behalf of Boy Scouts of America in defending a number of suits relating to the organization's former ban on gay leaders and employees.

Theodore Meyer focuses on employment litigation in the energy, technology and home-building industries, among others. His expertise lies in class and collective actions, in addition to counseling on employee relations and compensation plans.

Shafeeqa Watkins Giarratani is "a national expert on affirmative action issues," according to sources. She possesses extensive experience advising on OFCCP compliance and a variety of employment disputes. Clients regard her highly, with one commenting: "Shafeeqa is top-notch in terms of knowledge, responsiveness and quality of work." She is a recent addition to the firm, having moved from Norton Rose Fulbright.

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Bracewell LLP - Labor & Employment

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What the team is known for Employment group noted for its class action, whistle-blower and OSHA expertise. Houses attorneys experienced in handling union–management relations and litigating age and race discrimination cases. ERISA litigation is a growing focus for the team.

Strengths Commentators praise the firm's "top-flight performance," noting: "They understand us, are very service-oriented and dedicated to our reputation," with another adding: "The entire team is great. They are responsive to my requests and I feel I get value for the money spent."

Another describes the experience of working with the firm as having been "outstanding," commenting: "The attorneys we've used have been true experts in their field."

Work highlights Successfully defended Helen of Troy in a high-profile suit in which its former CEO sought a substantial severance payment following his abrupt departure.

Acted as lead counsel to Williamson County, Texas, and its county commissioners and judge in defending claims alleging the violation of the Texas Constitution and the First Amendment, regarding questions on religious and political beliefs that were asked in interviews for an elected constable position.

Significant clients L-3 Communications, Overstock.com, Apache, PwC, Spurs Sports & Entertainment.

Notable practitioners

Head of the practice Robert Sheeder is a highly reputed practitioner with expertise running the gamut of employment law. One client states: "He's intelligent, knows his subject matter, is a tough negotiator and can be strong with the other side to get good results." He recently led the representation of Helen of Troy in its high-value termination suit brought by its former CEO.

Amy Karff Halevy regularly defends employers in a range of complex employment disputes, particularly in relation to harassment and discrimination claims. She is lauded by clients, with one commenting: "She's a great listener, thoughtful and has impeccable judgment," as well as praising her ability to "identify key risks in developing strategies."

Jay Aldis is considered a "great lawyer with a great reputation" for his Texas trial work in labor and employment cases, including restrictive covenant and noncompete matters. He recently defended Prosperity Bank in a multimillion-dollar noncompetition suit brought by four employees.

Tullos Wells is a San Antonio-based employment practitioner with extensive experience in employment and labor law. He possesses notable expertise in the entertainment and sporting industries.

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Kemp Smith LLP - Labor & Employment

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What the team is known for El Paso and Austin-based teams offering particular strength in the western part of the state. Strong and highly respected bench handling the full spectrum of issues from management and employee relations to union negotiations.

Notable practitioners

C B Burns is a highly regarded employment lawyer based in El Paso who regularly tries complex retaliation, discrimination and harassment cases in both Texas and New Mexico. One peer notes: "I've been very impressed by her; she is knowledgeable in her subject area and very efficient."

Seasoned practitioner Charles High is described as "one of the deans of the practice" by peers. He handles the full range of labor and employment matters for an array of the biggest clients in western Texas.

Michael McQueen primarily focuses on employment disputes and also frequently counsels on dispute avoidance. He regularly defends clients in OSHA and unfair labor suits in state and federal courts.

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Norton Rose Fulbright - Labor & Employment

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What the team is known for Growing nationwide practice with a strong presence in the energy and oil industry in Texas for labor and employment issues. Praised for its multifaceted approach to a wide range of employment cases, from OSHA cases to discrimination and multiplaintiff litigation. Well known for its cross-border capabilities.

Strengths Sources state: "They're great to work with, especially under pressure, and they're willing to do whatever it takes."

Other commentators describe them as "great trial lawyers with a strong reputation."

Value for money Clients describe the team's services as "excellent value for money," with one commenting: "They do good work at reasonable prices."

Significant clients AT&T, Samsung America, Chevron, ExxonMobil, Almano Community College.

Notable practitioners

Shauna Clark heads the firm's US labor and employment practice, and handles a wide variety of complex disputes. Peers describe her as a "very impressive" attorney who has "a good reputation in the community." "She is the consummate professional," one client comments; "she treats us like we are her only clients, and provides a steady hand, calm demeanor and deep expertise."

Managing partner of the Houston office Carter Crow represents executives in high-stakes litigation, including significant whistle-blower, breach of contract and collective action suits. Peers and clients praise his "good instincts," describing him as "business-oriented" and "very effective."

Brian Greig is a distinguished labor and employment practitioner with considerable experience in a range of disputes, including restrictive covenant and trade secret cases. Sources laud him as an "excellent attorney" who is "very levelheaded, thoughtful and 'big picture'."

The highly regarded Philip Pfeiffer focuses on labor law, offering deep experience representing clients before the NLRB and advising on critical union-related issues. His employment practice is notable for its breadth, covering discrimination, civil rights, ERISA and restrictive covenant issues.

Department profile by Norton Rose Fulbright

For over 80 years, we have advised employers on labor and employment issues and defended them in both state and federal courts and arbitral forums and before administrative agencies such as the National Labor Relations Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and equivalent state agencies. 

Known for our strong litigation experience, including successfully defending class and collective actions, we have defeated class certifications, obtained decertifications of preliminary class certifications, achieved early and effective settlements, obtained summary judgments, successfully tried cases, and prevailed on appeals. 

With our robust counseling experience, in true partnership with the employer, we advise on employment and labor-related business situations, including: mergers and acquisitions; purchases; sales; reorganizations; workforce reductions and restructurings; breaches of contract; creation and review of internal policies; executive hiring, compensation, and separation; trade secrets; non-competition and non-solicitation issues; and other aspects of employment. 

We regularly conduct significant employment-related investigations involving harassment, retaliation, regulatory, and other substantial matters concerning a wide range of employee situations, including C-Suite employment.

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We are highly regarded for our work in all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment and labor law matters around the world. With dedicated teams in the United States, Europe, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia, we offer a full-service, cross border employment and labor practice. 

We have the ability to handle cross border projects involving a range of employment and labor needs across many jurisdictions, doing so in a timely, consistent, and efficient manner. We have substantial transactional and compliance experience, and we regularly advise on the employment and labor law aspects of multi-jurisdictional corporate reorganizations, mergers, and acquisitions. We also regularly engage in employment and labor civil court cases and tribunal advocacy. We advise on matters ranging from sensitive severance issues and boardroom disputes through to matters of corporate governance and whistleblower claims, and more standard disciplinary, contract, policy, privacy, hiring, termination, union, works council, and grievance issues.

We have a diverse client base of in-house lawyers and HR managers, as well as senior executives, world-wide financial institutions, corporations and charities from our key industry sectors: financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and life sciences and healthcare.


Vinson & Elkins LLP - Labor & Employment

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What the team is known for Strong employment practice providing advice and counsel across a range of matters including internal investigations, bet-the-company litigation and complex class and collective actions, particularly in the field of oil and gas. Also noted for its handling of the employment law implications of corporate transactions and regularly assists clients appearing before employment regulatory bodies in relation to workplace accidents.

Strengths Sources are effusive in their acclaim of the firm's service: "Their customer service is excellent; they are responsive and give very practical, sound advice."

Work highlights Defended NCI Building Systems against multiple unfair labor charges and in arbitration proceedings, all of which were successfully resolved or dismissed.

Advised Anadarko Petroleum in a large-scale employee reduction initiative across the USA, Africa and Europe.

Significant clients Alcoa World Alumina, Maersk Drilling USA, Sherwin Alumina, Trican Well Service.

Notable practitioners

Douglas Hamel possesses extensive courtroom experience and represents clients in a wide array of employment disputes and labor relations matters.

Christopher Bacon is thought to be an "intelligent lawyer" and "an excellent trial attorney" by both peers and clients. He also regularly handles MSHA and OSHA investigations, particularly in incidents of injury and fatality.

Vanessa Griffith is an employment litigator whose practice runs the gamut of complex disputes, with experience in large-scale collective actions. Clients describe her as "an excellent advocate who has a very good command of the law and is good at negotiating."

Thomas Wilson assists clients with a wide array of matters concerning union relations, notably with collective bargaining issues. Commentators call him "outstanding," in addition to "very knowledgeable and practical."

Carl Jordan utilizes his impressive experience in all aspects of labor and employment law, counseling employers on a wide range of ERISA, employment and labor relations matters. He is renowned for his representation of multinational employers in high-stakes cases.

Sean Becker acts on the full spectrum of complex employment issues on behalf of employers, offering experience in noncompetition and restrictive covenant cases. Clients praise his abilities, saying: "I think he's an excellent lawyer and I would trust him in our most important matters," with others stating that he is "incredibly responsive" and pays "great attention to detail."

Department profile by Vinson & Elkins LLP

V&E’s Employment, Labor & OSHA practice group has significant experience in a variety of areas of Labor and Employment Law:

As wage and hour disputes continue to rise under the Fair Labor Standards Act, V&E has been on the forefront defending companies in civil and class action lawsuits alleging misclassification of employees under the FLSA and representing companies in wage and hour investigations by government agencies, such as the DOJ. 

Litigation before regulatory agencies, including OSHA, MSHA and BSEE. When major accidents happen in the workplace, V&E lawyers manage the regulatory response, litigate citations and fines, and work to negotiate favorable settlements. V&E’s safety practice addresses the current cutting-edge rulemaking and interpretation issues, having practiced in workplace safety and health for more than 25 years. 

Litigating on employers’ behalf claims filed by whistleblowers under Sarbanes-Oxley and similar laws. V&E lawyers have played a significant role in developing the law under whistleblower protection statutes.

Complex litigation of rapidly evolving areas of law. The economy is driving a substantial increase in FLSA and ERISA litigation and V&E lawyers navigate the procedural complexities and defend clients against individual and class claims in multiple jurisdictions throughout the U.S.

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Fisher Phillips - Labor & Employment

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What the team is known for Provides clients with employment law counseling, compliance advice and preventive programs regarding contracts, sexual harassment and hazards in the workplace. Strong litigation experience in complex cases arising under the FLSA, ADA and Title VII, among many more.

Notable practitioners

Teresa Valderrama's practice covers representing employers in sophisticated internal investigations, discrimination defense, and wage and hour collective actions. "She thinks strategically and practically, and is very knowledgeable about state and federal employment laws," comment clients.

Managing partner of the Dallas office Michael Abcarian is an experienced practitioner who regularly handles a range of OSHA matters and corporate investigations. He has represented a variety of employers and governmental bodies before the NLRB in unfair labor proceedings, among a variety of other matters.

Stephen Roppolo heads the firm's San Antonio and Houston offices, and possesses extensive experience representing clients facing employment suits in arbitrations and trials.

Department profile by Fisher Phillips

Fisher Phillips attorneys are ready to help you take a stand: in court, with employees and unions, or with competitors. Fisher Phillips has the experience and resolve to back you up. That’s why some of the savviest employers come to the firm to handle their toughest labor and employment cases.

The firm has more than 350 attorneys in 33 offices. In addition to Atlanta, the offices are in Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbia, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Gulfport, Houston, Irvine, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Louisville, Memphis, New Jersey, New Orleans, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, Sacramento, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Tampa, and Washington, D.C.

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Haynes and Boone, LLP - Labor & Employment

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What the team is known for Comprehensive employment offering with national expertise in the field. Known for its work in OSHA, immigration and employment litigation and advice. Noted strength advising on employment questions relating to corporate transactions work, as well as acting in unfair competition and trade secret cases.

Strengths One satisfied client comments: "I consider them partners. I feel that we are a valued customer and that we're given attention," adding: "I know they're a busy firm but they maintain the pace of play on matters as required."

Work highlights Advised C&S Wholesale Grocers on its robotic warehousing system's compliance with industrial regulations.

Has continued to defend ISS Facility Services in its appeal of an order handed down by the NLRB in relation to alleged violations of the NLRA in arbitration agreements.

Significant clients Home Depot, WIKA, Fiesta Restaurant Group, A'GACI, Cogent Communications.

Notable practitioners

Laura O'Donnell heads the wage and hour litigation group from the firm's San Antonio office. She regularly assists employers in defending in major collective actions and handles complex EEOC claims.

Department profile by Haynes and Boone, LLP

Our lawyers handle complex, high-stakes labor and employment matters facing management teams across the U.S., with a keen understanding of the need to balance legal options against company strategy. We also handle high-level executive compensation issues for public companies, hedge funds and private equity firms. Similarly, we play an integral role in major transactions, such as mergers and acquisitions, providing advice and counsel, and drafting employment-related provisions or agreements.

We have extensive experience litigating and counseling clients on wage/hour issues; labor/management relations and arbitration; unfair competition/trade secrets; advanced-leave issues; OSHA/workplace disasters; ERISA claims; and immigration issues.

Our group has appeared across the country in wage/hour class actions and throughout Texas in injunctive relief proceedings involving unfair competition and trade secrets. We have successfully tried cases involving multimillion-dollar claims and have achieved favorable and precedent-setting appellate court rulings. We also have assisted clients facing aggressive regulatory enforcement by such agencies as the EEOC, NLRB and Department of Labor. We have been national OSHA counsel for one of the largest U.S. retailers for more than a decade.

Our team represents domestic and international businesses across a range of industries, including energy, technology, retail, healthcare, banking, financial services, real estate, manufacturing and construction.

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Seyfarth Shaw LLP - Labor & Employment

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What the team is known for National firm with a strong presence in Texas, noted for its representation of clients in the full range of employment and labor law matters. Sector-specific experience pertaining to the oil, gas and healthcare industries, among others.

Strengths Multiple sources attest to the firm's well-rounded service: "They have a high level of integrity and client service," with another stating that they are "professional, knowledgeable and strategic."

Others add: "Seyfarth attorneys are very knowledgeable in their area of expertise and very responsive."

Work highlights Successfully defended Kelly Services against nationwide conditional certification levied by plaintiffs alleging a breach of the FLSA.

Successfully achieved a dismissal of an Equal Pay Act claim for Caterpillar Global Mining Equipment following a four-day trial.

Significant clients ExxonMobil, General Electric Oil & Gas, Saks & Company, Costco Wholesale, Wells Fargo.

Notable practitioners

John Collins has a fine reputation for handling large-scale bet-the-company employment litigation matters and has labor arbitration proceedings experience. Clients comment: "He is an encyclopedia for labor and employment law. No matter how unique the question, he can answer it when I call. He is a tremendous asset."

Timothy Watson is an "excellent strategic partner" with notable "expertise in wage and hour litigation," according to sources. He also handles discrimination, wrongful termination and breach of contract claims on behalf of employers.

Dennis Clifford is an up-and-coming employment litigator, focusing on class and collective actions. He is described as a "strong orator" with noted expertise in unpaid compensation litigation under the FLSA. One satisfied client comments that he "provided management with all the options and considerations necessary to make an informed business decision."

Department profile by Seyfarth Shaw LLP

For more than 70 years, Seyfarth’s Labor & Employment Department has been recognized as one of the “go to” labor and employment groups. Our national presence with more than 400 employment attorneys at all levels of experience ensures seamless, consistent representation across jurisdictions.

While the trend among labor and employment law providers is toward specialization, with firms primarily focused on class and complex litigation or offering low-cost commoditized services, Seyfarth maintains a unique position in the industry. We handle the most complex, bet-the-company labor and employment work in the country and we also handle single plaintiff cases and routine administrative charges. Seyfarth is one of the most well-positioned firms to provide cost-effective and efficient services for routine litigation and to bring to bear the talents and resources of some of the best labor and employment lawyers in the industry when clients face more complex litigation threats.

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Thompson & Knight LLP - Labor & Employment

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What the team is known for A respected firm for employment discrimination, contract and wage and hour cases, alongside other employment law issues. Places increasing emphasis on the representation of employers in investigations and enforcement activities by government agencies such as the EEOC.

Strengths Clients of the firm describe the team's high-quality performance: "They are very detailed and work toward a solution that makes sense."

Another adds: "We have been very satisfied with their performance. They provide excellent counsel, and are great at addressing risks and claims. A truly excellent service."

Work highlights Defended BNSF Railway against a number of employment claims, including a disability discrimination suit brought by a plaintiff alleging they had not been hired because their body mass index exceeded the company's maximum limit for roles requiring physical safety.

Acted on behalf of Coastal Energy in a claim filed by a former executive employed in Thailand, and then the USA, seeking $23.9 million under Thai laws alleging wrongful termination despite his continued employment in the USA.

Significant clients Johnson & Johnson, Medsynergies, Nexen Petroleum, Noble Corporation, Lockheed Martin.

Notable practitioners

Stephen Fink is described by clients as a "very smart, efficient and creative employment litigator." He possesses extensive appellate and trial experience, and also advises clients on regulatory and noncompete matters.

Department profile by Thompson & Knight LLP

Thompson & Knight represents private and public employers in all aspects of the employment relationship. Our clients include small employers and Fortune 100 companies, encompassing the Firm's broad industry range.

We help our clients navigate the complex and extensive regulatory system applicable to employers by representing management in employment law litigation, internal and agency investigations and enforcement actions, and compliance matters. Our attorneys partner with clients to anticipate and manage the multitude of risks presented by the modern workforce, including through the development and modification of workplace policies, training programs, and practical advice on specific employee complaints and contemplated employment actions. We draft and litigate noncompetition and related covenants. We work closely with the Firm's employee benefits and tax lawyers in preparing executive employment, compensation, and severance agreements and arrangements, and we prosecute and defend legal actions based on those agreements and arrangements.

Our lawyers help clients who wish to resolve employment disputes through pre-litigation negotiation, mediation, or other non-litigation dispute-resolution approaches. In court we are resourceful, experienced, and efficient advocates who aggressively try cases and brief and argue appeals without hesitation when necessary but who focus on achieving the client's goals without the need for potentially expensive and time-consuming litigation.

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Baker & Hostetler LLP - Labor & Employment

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What the team is known for Nationwide practice with a solid offering in the Texas market and a strong and growing portfolio of labor and employment work, particularly in the oil and gas arena. Areas of expertise include discrimination, OSHA, ERISA and matters brought under the National Labor Relations Act.

Strengths Sources commend the firm's client service: "They're excellent – very prompt and practical. They don't just give me a 20-page memo when I need two paragraphs. They are very respectful of our time and excellent to work with."

Work highlights Secured a ruling in favor of M-I SWACO in the Texas Supreme Court in a case revolving around the Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act.

Defended Cameron International in a dual employment discrimination and tort matter, in which the plaintiff alleged he was terminated in retaliation for reporting a murder attempt on him by his coworkers in a racist attack.

Significant clients Chevron Phillips Chemical, Petroleum Geo-Services, Innospec, Fluor, Landry's.

Notable practitioners

Head of the Houston employment and labor team Drew Tipton combines a well-regarded litigation practice with employment advisory work. "He stands out in terms of client service," note commentators. "He is particularly adept at knowing what the client wants and delivering value on a fit-for-purpose basis."

Dennis Duffy is a highly regarded litigator who represents employers in a wide range of complex disputes. One peer describes him as "the smartest labor lawyer I know," while clients commend him as a "fantastic lawyer who is always three steps ahead of the other side."

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Cozen O'Connor - Labor & Employment

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What the team is known for Solid trial team with a strong track record in labor and employment disputes, including those concerning ERISA, discrimination, Title VII and terminations. Serves clients across sectors such as energy, financial services and technology.

Strengths Cozen O'Connor's clients show great appreciation for the quality of the firm's services, with one in particular noting: "I find the team to be of the highest caliber. They understand my professional needs and reporting requirements, and they ensure those are met without gaps. Communication is top-notch. They demonstrated a deep understanding of the facts and issues as they developed, and had sound insights into strategy."

Another commentator adds: "You get more than legal expertise with Cozen – you get a personal touch."

Work highlights Obtained summary judgment for Kroger in a termination suit regarding alleged violations of FMLA.

Has continued to represent Shell Oil with regard to the negotiation of a collective bargaining agreement with the United Steelworkers Union.

Significant clients TDECU credit union, Sumitomo America, Walgreen, Group 1 Automotive, Heath Consultants.

Notable practitioners

The extensively experienced Martin Wickliff is described by sources as an "outstanding" and "highly respected" attorney in the labor and employment arena. He recently obtained summary judgment for Kroger in a hotly contested dispute concerning an alleged violation of the Rehabilitation Act.

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Jackson Lewis P.C. - Labor & Employment

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What the team is known for National employment law boutique with a recognized presence in Texas. Areas of expertise include wage and hour litigation, discrimination matters and business immigration.

Strengths One client comments: "They are efficient and really do have a depth of expertise on the substantive issues."

Work highlights Successfully represented Goodman Networks in a wrongful termination claim issued by a former employee alleging that his employment was terminated because he refused to add daily Bible quotes to the company newsletter.

Has continued to act on behalf of Verizon in numerous employment suits alleging breaches of the FLSA.

Significant clients Citgo Petroleum, GES Global Energy Services, Oil States, Prime Communications, Verizon.

Notable practitioners

Managing partner of the Houston office Ruthie White is a key contact at the firm.

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Jackson Walker LLP - Labor & Employment

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What the team is known for Respected provision of a broad range of labor and employment advice, with a large team handling matters such as labor relations, employee benefits matters and the employment implications of M&A. Also noted for its strength in employment litigation.

Strengths Clients speak to the firm's well-rounded expertise, with one commenting: "There's nothing they could do to improve. They're efficient, don't waste time and really do have a depth of expertise on the substantive issues."

Work highlights Represented Perry's Restaurants in a case alleging violations of the FLSA regarding its policy of converting credit card tips to cash.

Secured a result in favor of Houston Refinings following a challenge to an arbitration decision to suspend 401(k) plans during restructuring.

Significant clients Beal Bank, First Command, Eli Lilly, Texas Health Resources, Hyatt.

Notable practitioners

The widely respected John Jansonius is thought by peers to be "one of the leaders of the field" and a "strong litigator." He brings his considerable employment experience to bear in trial and appellate proceedings on behalf of significant multinationals.

Department profile by Jackson Walker LLP

We are labor and employment lawyers who try labor and employment lawsuits, counsel our clients on increasingly complex workplace laws and regulations, and represent our clients before federal, state, and local labor and employment agencies, such as the NLRB, the EEOC, and OSHA.

Our litigation practice includes complex executive compensation matters, class/collective actions, trade secret/unfair competition cases, breach of fiduciary duty and executive malfeasance cases.  Our vast labor and employment litigation experience is the platform from which we provide advice and counsel to help our clients solve workplace challenges covering the entire range of employment issues.  We focus both on traditional labor issues–including elections, contract negotiations, arbitration, strikes and lockouts–to employment law areas, such as discrimination, disability, Family and Medical Leave Act, workplace safety, and wage and hour issues.

We practice employment law backed by the resources of a full service firm in corporate, tax, bankruptcy, intellectual property, securities, employee benefits, oil and gas, media, complex litigation, cybersecurity, and all the areas offered by Jackson Walker’s over 300 attorneys. 

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Norton Rose Fulbright

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Littler Mendelson, PC

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John Harper is "very accomplished and an expert in the field," according to clients, with one noting that "he has proven to be highly intelligent." His practice covers a wide range of labor relations issues, including collective bargaining and reductions of force.

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Vinson & Elkins LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Carl Jordan utilizes his impressive experience in all aspects of labor and employment law, counseling employers on a wide range of ERISA, employment and labor relations matters. He is renowned for his representation of multinational employers in high-stakes cases.

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Philip J Pfeiffer

Norton Rose Fulbright

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The highly regarded Philip Pfeiffer focuses on labor law, offering deep experience representing clients before the NLRB and advising on critical union-related issues. His employment practice is notable for its breadth, covering discrimination, civil rights, ERISA and restrictive covenant issues.

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Kemp Smith LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

C B Burns is a highly regarded employment lawyer based in El Paso who regularly tries complex retaliation, discrimination and harassment cases in both Texas and New Mexico. One peer notes: "I've been very impressed by her; she is knowledgeable in her subject area and very efficient."

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Baker & Hostetler LLP

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Dennis Duffy is a highly regarded litigator who represents employers in a wide range of complex disputes. One peer describes him as "the smartest labor lawyer I know," while clients commend him as a "fantastic lawyer who is always three steps ahead of the other side."

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Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, PC

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"Thought leader" and "phenomenal attorney" Michael Fox is a considerably experienced and well-respected litigator, having tried a large number of high-stakes employment cases across the country. One peer states that he is "a great, great trial lawyer," adding: "He just has a presence in front of juries and is very likable."

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Charles C High Jr

Kemp Smith LLP

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Seasoned practitioner Charles High is described as "one of the deans of the practice" by peers. He handles the full range of labor and employment matters for an array of the biggest clients in western Texas.

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Jackson Walker LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The widely respected John Jansonius is thought by peers to be "one of the leaders of the field" and a "strong litigator." He brings his considerable employment experience to bear in trial and appellate proceedings on behalf of significant multinationals.

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Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, PC

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Jeffrey Londa is considered by his peers to be "one of the best lawyers in the country" for complex labor matters. Clients consider him to be "a strong advocate, expert negotiator and a commanding presence." He also regularly represents lawyers in complex employment litigation.

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Nancy L Patterson

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

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Clients and peers agree that Nancy Patterson is "absolutely one of the best" for employment litigation, with sources noting that they "think very highly of her." She represents major employers across the country in all manner of disputes, including complex FMLA, harassment, discrimination, noncompete, and wage and hour cases.

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Bracewell LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Head of the practice Robert Sheeder is a highly reputed practitioner with expertise running the gamut of employment law. One client states: "He's intelligent, knows his subject matter, is a tough negotiator and can be strong with the other side to get good results." He recently led the representation of Helen of Troy in its high-value termination suit brought by its former CEO.

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Teresa S Valderrama

Fisher Phillips

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Teresa Valderrama's practice covers representing employers in sophisticated internal investigations, discrimination defense, and wage and hour collective actions. "She thinks strategically and practically, and is very knowledgeable about state and federal employment laws," comment clients.

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A Martin Wickliff

Cozen O'Connor

From the Chambers USA guide

The extensively experienced Martin Wickliff is described by sources as an "outstanding" and "highly respected" attorney in the labor and employment arena. He recently obtained summary judgment for Kroger in a hotly contested dispute concerning an alleged violation of the Rehabilitation Act.

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Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C.

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Joseph Ahmad of Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C. is renowned for his expert representation of both employees and employers in complex disputes. He maintains a strong reputation among peers, who describe him as "an excellent trial lawyer."

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Littler Mendelson, PC

From the Chambers USA guide

Arthur Carter advises across a range of both labor and employment law issues, regularly engaging in complex retaliation and whistle-blowing cases, as well as labor relations matters. One satisfied client states: "He has one of the best legal minds I've worked with," adding: "He knows our company and culture, and is able to give us practical guidance on a wide range of matters."

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Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, PC

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Ron Chapman is a renowned figure in the Texas labor and employment market, and is described as "pragmatic, business-oriented and extremely efficient." He has recently acted on behalf of Boy Scouts of America in defending a number of suits relating to the organization's former ban on gay leaders and employees.

Theodore Meyer focuses on employment litigation in the energy, technology and home-building industries, among others. His expertise lies in class and collective actions, in addition to counseling on employee relations and compensation plans.

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Norton Rose Fulbright

From the Chambers USA guide

Shauna Clark heads the firm's US labor and employment practice, and handles a wide variety of complex disputes. Peers describe her as a "very impressive" attorney who has "a good reputation in the community." "She is the consummate professional," one client comments; "she treats us like we are her only clients, and provides a steady hand, calm demeanor and deep expertise."

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Norton Rose Fulbright

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Managing partner of the Houston office Carter Crow represents executives in high-stakes litigation, including significant whistle-blower, breach of contract and collective action suits. Peers and clients praise his "good instincts," describing him as "business-oriented" and "very effective."

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Bracewell LLP

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Amy Karff Halevy regularly defends employers in a range of complex employment disputes, particularly in relation to harassment and discrimination claims. She is lauded by clients, with one commenting: "She's a great listener, thoughtful and has impeccable judgment," as well as praising her ability to "identify key risks in developing strategies."

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Vinson & Elkins LLP

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Douglas Hamel possesses extensive courtroom experience and represents clients in a wide array of employment disputes and labor relations matters.

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Littler Mendelson, PC

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Linda Headley is a well-regarded practitioner, described by one peer as "very impressive and a pillar of the Houston labor community." She also frequently handles complex trade secret matters, and harassment and discrimination claims.

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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

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Head of the firm's Dallas practice Ron Manthey is an experienced litigator, regularly handling high-profile wage and hour and FLSA claims on behalf of major employers. "He has the ability to see the big picture," comments one client. "He is also able to understand the nuances and intricacies of complex legal issues, and explain them in a way that is easy to understand."

Stefanie Moll specializes in defending employers from a range of industries in high-stakes sexual harassment, discrimination and noncompete litigation, among other disputes. She also frequently works on behalf of single plaintiffs.

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Littler Mendelson, PC

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Scott McDonald is considered to be a "very accomplished lawyer in noncompete and trade secret work," with peers commenting that he is "very strong in his analytical approach." He also focuses his practice on employment class actions, whistle-blowing and retaliation cases.

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Gruber Elrod Johansen Hail Shank LLP

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Managing partner of Gruber Elrod Johansen Hail Shank LLP Mark Shank is an established employment practitioner offering counsel and representation to local and national groups from a multitude of industries. He focuses on employment disputes, including litigation and arbitration proceedings.

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Holly H Williamson

Hunton & Williams LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Holly Williamson of Hunton & Williams LLP is well regarded for her OSHA and employment litigation practice which runs the gamut of retaliation, discrimination and trade secrets cases. She has represented clients before the EEOC, DOL, DOJ, Texas appellate courts and Texas Supreme Court.

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Bracewell LLP

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Jay Aldis is considered a "great lawyer with a great reputation" for his Texas trial work in labor and employment cases, including restrictive covenant and noncompete matters. He recently defended Prosperity Bank in a multimillion-dollar noncompetition suit brought by four employees.

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Christopher V Bacon

Vinson & Elkins LLP

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Christopher Bacon is thought to be an "intelligent lawyer" and "an excellent trial attorney" by both peers and clients. He also regularly handles MSHA and OSHA investigations, particularly in incidents of injury and fatality.

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Thompson & Knight LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Stephen Fink is described by clients as a "very smart, efficient and creative employment litigator." He possesses extensive appellate and trial experience, and also advises clients on regulatory and noncompete matters.

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Littler Mendelson, PC

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Steven McCown possesses a broad practice, leading matters relating to OSHA, labor relations and wage and hour class actions. He is additionally noted for his experience defending employers in high-profile discrimination suits.

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Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, PC

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Theodore Meyer focuses on employment litigation in the energy, technology and home-building industries, among others. His expertise lies in class and collective actions, in addition to counseling on employee relations and compensation plans.

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Ann Marie Painter

Perkins Coie LLP

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Perkins Coie LLP's Ann Marie Painter advises clients in the financial services, contracting, manufacturing and technology sectors on employment matters. She represents clients in wage and hour class actions, unfair competition cases and Fair Credit Reporting Act compliance.

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Holland & Knight

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Dean Schaner is an employment litigator at Holland & Knight who handles significant matters on behalf of employers relating to whistle-blower, ERISA, retaliation and discrimination claims.

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Shafeeqa Watkins Giarratani

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, PC

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Shafeeqa Watkins Giarratani is "a national expert on affirmative action issues," according to sources. She possesses extensive experience advising on OFCCP compliance and a variety of employment disputes. Clients regard her highly, with one commenting: "Shafeeqa is top-notch in terms of knowledge, responsiveness and quality of work." She is a recent addition to the firm, having moved from Norton Rose Fulbright.

Brian Greig is a distinguished labor and employment practitioner with considerable experience in a range of disputes, including restrictive covenant and trade secret cases. Sources laud him as an "excellent attorney" who is "very levelheaded, thoughtful and 'big picture'."

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Vinson & Elkins LLP

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Thomas Wilson assists clients with a wide array of matters concerning union relations, notably with collective bargaining issues. Commentators call him "outstanding," in addition to "very knowledgeable and practical."

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Fisher Phillips

From the Chambers USA guide

Managing partner of the Dallas office Michael Abcarian is an experienced practitioner who regularly handles a range of OSHA matters and corporate investigations. He has represented a variety of employers and governmental bodies before the NLRB in unfair labor proceedings, among a variety of other matters.

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Neel, Hooper & Banes, P.C.

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Managing partner of Neel, Hooper & Banes, P.C. Bryant Banes has extensive litigation experience and regularly assists on employment matters relating to government contracts. One satisfied client describes him as "outstanding," noting: "He always offered advice that had our best interests in mind. He's an excellent communicator and is extremely knowledgeable."

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Seyfarth Shaw LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

John Collins has a fine reputation for handling large-scale bet-the-company employment litigation matters and has labor arbitration proceedings experience. Clients comment: "He is an encyclopedia for labor and employment law. No matter how unique the question, he can answer it when I call. He is a tremendous asset."

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Vinson & Elkins LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Vanessa Griffith is an employment litigator whose practice runs the gamut of complex disputes, with experience in large-scale collective actions. Clients describe her as "an excellent advocate who has a very good command of the law and is good at negotiating."

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Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP

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Marc Katz of Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP chairs the labor and employment group and handles a variety of matters, including noncompetition agreements, wage and hour class actions and collective bargaining negotiations. Clients state that he is "incredibly straightforward, a straight shooter" and a "brilliant litigator."

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FisherBroyles

From the Chambers USA guide

Michael Maslanka of FisherBroyles possesses considerable experience assisting clients in a wide range of labor and employment matters. His practice is divided between litigation defense and counseling on day-to-day employment concerns.

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Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, PC

From the Chambers USA guide

Bryant McFall regularly advises companies in high-stakes employment cases, including leave of absence and accommodation issues. He is said by sources to have "great presentation" skills, with one indicating: "He has impressed me with his knowledge base."

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Michael D. McQueen

Kemp Smith LLP

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Michael McQueen primarily focuses on employment disputes and also frequently counsels on dispute avoidance. He regularly defends clients in OSHA and unfair labor suits in state and federal courts.

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Michael D Mitchell

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, PC

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Michael Mitchell mainly handles employment litigation and has substantial experience arguing cases in state and federal courts, and before the Fifth Circuit and the NLRB.

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Laura E O'Donnell

Haynes and Boone, LLP

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Laura O'Donnell heads the wage and hour litigation group from the firm's San Antonio office. She regularly assists employers in defending in major collective actions and handles complex EEOC claims.

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Fisher Phillips

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Stephen Roppolo heads the firm's San Antonio and Houston offices, and possesses extensive experience representing clients facing employment suits in arbitrations and trials.

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Shannon B Schmoyer

Schmoyer Reinhard LP

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Shannon Schmoyer of Schmoyer Reinhard LP "has developed a reputation as an expert in labor and employment matters," according to her peers. Her clients operate in the energy, transportation and hospitality space, among others.

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Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP

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Rachel Steely acts as cochair of Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP's labor and employment department and aids clients in litigation avoidance, although also possesses significant trial experience. Clients stats that she is a "top-notch" practitioner and an "excellent and trusted adviser."

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Reed Smith LLP

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Mark Temple of Reed Smith LLP is an employment litigator who regularly handles significant conflicts for high-profile oil and gas clients across Texas. One client describes him as "an excellent lawyer" who is "very business-focused, efficient and understands our client goals."

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Baker & Hostetler LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Head of the Houston employment and labor team Drew Tipton combines a well-regarded litigation practice with employment advisory work. "He stands out in terms of client service," note commentators. "He is particularly adept at knowing what the client wants and delivering value on a fit-for-purpose basis."

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Seyfarth Shaw LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Timothy Watson is an "excellent strategic partner" with notable "expertise in wage and hour litigation," according to sources. He also handles discrimination, wrongful termination and breach of contract claims on behalf of employers.

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Bracewell LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Tullos Wells is a San Antonio-based employment practitioner with extensive experience in employment and labor law. He possesses notable expertise in the entertainment and sporting industries.

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Lon R Williams Jr

Polsinelli PC

From the Chambers USA guide

Lon Williams of Polsinelli PC counsels all levels of management in complex compliance and general employment issues. "He is extremely attentive and will go the extra mile to ensure we are satisfied with his services and ultimately attain our objectives," comments an impressed client.

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Vinson & Elkins LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Sean Becker acts on the full spectrum of complex employment issues on behalf of employers, offering experience in noncompetition and restrictive covenant cases. Clients praise his abilities, saying: "I think he's an excellent lawyer and I would trust him in our most important matters," with others stating that he is "incredibly responsive" and pays "great attention to detail."

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Seyfarth Shaw LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Dennis Clifford is an up-and-coming employment litigator, focusing on class and collective actions. He is described as a "strong orator" with noted expertise in unpaid compensation litigation under the FLSA. One satisfied client comments that he "provided management with all the options and considerations necessary to make an informed business decision."

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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Stefanie Moll specializes in defending employers from a range of industries in high-stakes sexual harassment, discrimination and noncompete litigation, among other disputes. She also frequently works on behalf of single plaintiffs.

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