Jonathan Wilson is a nationally recognized labor and employment lawyer. He currently serves as a co-chair of the firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions Practice Group. Jonathan has defended employers in wage-hour class and collective action cases, union organizing campaigns, collective bargaining negotiations, unfair labor practice charges, and in numerous federal and state courts involving a broad range of employment matters. He is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America and Chambers USA in labor and employment law and in 2011 was inducted as a Fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. Jonathan has represented employers in cases including discrimination, harassment, retaliation and whistleblower claims under the False Claims Act, tortious interference and other common law tort claims, theft of trade secrets, non-competition and breach of fiduciary cases. His experience encompasses a wide range of industries including manufacturing and defense, retail, private equity, hospitality, healthcare, and transportation.
In addition to defending clients across the country in wage-hour class and collective action cases and in DOL investigations, Jonathan regularly advises companies regarding compensation practices and proactive measures to minimize the risk of liability under state and federal wage-hour laws. He has successfully defended employers and senior executives in lawsuits alleging sexual harassment, defamation, discrimination issues under the ADA and FMLA, and defended and prosecuted claims involving confidentiality agreements, non-competition obligations, and fiduciary obligations. Jonathan has secured injunctive relief against union work stoppages and employee slowdowns in violation of collective bargaining agreements, and represented companies in nationwide strikes and unfair labor practice charges. He has advised and assisted healthcare facilities and hospitals in wage-hour matters, litigation of employment and retaliation cases, defending organizing drives by labor unions, and negotiating collective bargaining agreements and arbitrates disputes under labor agreements.
Jonathan is a trusted advisor to Corporate Board of Directors, Private Equity Funds and C-Suite executives on significant corporate matters ranging from advice on complex litigation, due diligence, acquisitions, risks and integration of operations, development of executive compensation agreements, strategic planning on reorganizations and development of selection criteria and implementation of reductions in-force.