Bracewell LLP

Labor & Employment Department

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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. Represents clients ranging from those in the hospitality industry to those in education.

Strengths Sources say: "They're easy to work with, have a good response time and are friendly and personable."

One interviewee comments: "They do a nice job of running a deal and providing a full service - it's one-stop shop for me."

A client comments: "The name itself carries a lot of clout - if we're in a lawsuit situation, having the name Bracewell behind you means something."

Work highlights Represented Aveda Transportation and Energy Services in a dispute regarding the alleged poaching of employees and theft of proprietary information.

Notable practitioners

Amy Karff Halevy is knowledgeable about a range of employment issues, including discrimination, misconduct and wrongful termination claims. Her experience includes litigation as well as proceedings before the EEOC and other regulatory agencies. A client appreciates that she is "realistic, business-minded and commercial," while another source describes her as "very, very knowledgeable."

Becky Baker has a wide-ranging employment law practice which sees her advise on the employment law aspects of corporate transactions in addition to handling employment disputes. Clients say: "She is extremely knowledgeable, a good communicator and easy to work with."

Tullos Wells is a renowned labor lawyer with notable experience acting for clients in the sports and entertainment industries. His capabilities include collective bargaining negotiations as well as unfair labor practice disputes.

Jay Aldis has a strong track record of handling noncompetition disputes and is also well versed with discrimination, harassment and workplace health and safety issues. He is referred to by one client as "extremely knowledgeable, personable and generally just easy to work with."