Counsels employers in all aspects of the employment relationship. Represents employers in federal and state court litigation and represents them with respect to administrative claims. Experience includes matters involving wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, whistleblower protection, wage and hour issues, employment and non-competition agreements, as well as matters involving occupational safety and health violations. Has successfully resolved hundreds of demand letters, EEOC charges of discrimination and lawsuits alleging various forms of discrimination, harassment, retaliation and other employment claims.
Works with employers to draft employee handbooks and employer policies, including development and maintenance of comprehensive record retention policies. Provides day-to-day advice to help employers address issues related to the hiring, management, retention and termination of employees and negotiates and drafts executive employment and restrictive covenant agreements. Experienced in assisting businesses with responding to electronic data breaches and complying with multi-state and federal data breach notification requirements related to employees.
State Bar of Texas; Houston Bar Association; Houston Young Lawyers Association; Houston Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section
JD, Georgetown University Law Center, 2006; BA, cum laude, Duke University, 2003, cum laude