Mr. Bell has successfully litigated numerous disputes on behalf of employers involving a wide variety of employment law issues, including discrimination and retaliation, sexual harassment, unfair labor practices, collective bargaining agreements, covenants not to compete, trade secret misappropriation, and alleged violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act and Fair Labor Standards Act. He also has broad experience in developing employee handbooks and employment contracts, training managers, reducing potential liability, addressing problematic employee relations situations, and responding to EEOC and state agency charges of discrimination.
- Gomez v. Ericsson, Inc., 828 F.3d 367 (5th Cir. 2016)
Fifth Circuit opinion unanimously affirming summary judgment grant in ERISA severance case following oral argument.
- Bishop v. Children's Medical Center of Dallas, No. 05-13-00107-CV; 2014 WL 2921620 (Tex. App. – Dallas June 25, 2014, pet. denied).
Opinion affirming district court's grant of summary judgment in favor of employer in a workers' compensation retaliation case.
- Askew v. Raytheon Co., No. 3:13–CV–4220–G; 2014 WL 1567916 (N.D. Tex April 17, 2014)
Order granting motion to dismiss as to most of employee’s discrimination and retaliation claims, including all claims against officers of the company.
- Taylor v. Bailey Tool & Manufacturing Co., 744 F.3d 944 (5th Cir. 2014)
Opinion affirming district court's grant of motion to dismiss federal claims on relation-back issue that was a matter of first impression for the Fifth Circuit.
- Bell v. Raytheon Co., No. 3:08-CV-0702-G, 2009 WL 2365454 (N.D. Tex. July 31, 2009)
Order granting summary judgment motion in first Northern District of Texas age discrimination case after Supreme Court’s revision of the standard of proof in age discrimination cases in Gross v. FBL Financial Services.