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Bruce A. Griggs

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Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1996, Bruce’s practice focuses on all aspects of labor and employment law, including:

Defending employers in complex employment litigation in state and federal courts in Texas and across the country. Bruce has defended employers in class actions, FLSA collective actions, ERISA actions, and non-compete and other business-related litigation, and has conducted numerous jury and non-jury trials involving claims under federal and/or state discrimination statutes. He also has coordinated the defense of hundreds of lawsuits brought against a single client in virtually every state in the country. The latter project included managing a team of six attorneys focused solely on the defense of litigation brought against this client, and required the preparation of templates and other tools to streamline delivery of services, ensure consistency and high quality work product, and provide consolidated reporting to the client.  The project also included participation in dozens of mediations and mock trials and extensive strategic planning in multiple jurisdictions.

Counseling clients regarding discipline and discharge issues, accommodations and leaves of absence, wage and hour compliance, internal investigations, employee handbooks/manuals, employment agreements, as well as other issues arising in the human resources context. Bruce also conducts training for employers on these and similar issues.

Bruce frequently speaks at employment-related seminars and has authored numerous articles on employment-related topics. He has been recognized by Texas Monthly magazine as a Texas “Super Lawyer” in labor and employment over 10 times, and has been named in The Best Lawyers in America every year since 2010. Bruce was elected as a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation in 2005.

Bruce graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1989 and served as a judicial clerk to federal district judge Sydney A. Fitzwater in Dallas immediately following graduation from law school.

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