Brian A. Aslin

Associate || Austin

Brian A. Aslin is a trial attorney with a record of success as lead counsel before juries, judges, and appellate courts. Brian represents Fortune 100 corporations and local Austin businesses alike, providing responsive, practical counsel to employers with a focus on the technology and healthcare industries. Brian’s substantial state and federal courtroom experience distinguishes him as a credible and persuasive advocate who can quarterback cases with confidence from start to finish.

A skilled litigator, Brian represents employers in:

  • Unfair competition and trade secret disputes that involve restrictive covenants such as non-compete and non-solicitation agreements;
  • Discrimination, retaliation, and harassment matters that arise under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), and the Texas Commission on Human Rights Act (Chapter 21 of the Texas Labor Code);
  • Charges of discrimination before administrative agencies including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), and City of Austin’s Office of Civil Rights; and
  • Title IX, Title VI, and tenure denial cases for institutions of higher education and affiliated healthcare institutions.

In addition to an active litigation practice, Brian regularly advises and counsels employers on all aspects of the employment relationship including:

  • Drafting employee handbooks and conducting policy reviews;
  • Reasonable accommodations and the interactive process under the ADA;
  • Termination and separation issues and best practices; and
  • Multistate compliance for employers who have employees outside of Texas.

Before joining Ogletree Deakins, Brian was an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Texas where his practice focused on high-impact employment and civil rights litigation. At the Office of the Attorney General, he obtained successful results for clients at jury trial, appellate oral argument, mediation, and in hearings on emergency temporary restraining orders, temporary injunctions, and dispositive motions—all as lead attorney. Brian defended governmental entities and public officials in all manner of employment causes of action as well as Section 1983 claims.

A former prosecutor, Brian previously served as an Assistant District Attorney where he achieved an undefeated first-chair jury trial record. On top of his success in the courtroom, Brian managed a team of prosecutors and staff as a Court Chief.

Brian earned his Juris Doctor from Baylor University School of Law, where he was a member of the Order of the Barristers, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Performance with a minor in Religion from Baylor University.

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  • Austin Bar Association
  • Austin Young Lawyers Association – OAG Board Representative (2020-2022)
  • Austin Bar/Austin Young Lawyers 2020 Leadership Academy
  • Austin Baylor Lawyer Network – Steering Committee
  • Texas Bar College

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