Ron Chapman, Jr.

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Ron is Board Certified in labor and employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and represents employers in all areas of labor and employment law, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour, class and collective actions, non-competition and non-disclosure covenants, leaves of absence, employment agreements and policies, union campaigns, collective bargaining, unfair labor practices, and workplace safety. Ron successfully coordinates work throughout the firm’s many offices for clients with multi-state and multi-national operations, ensuring responsiveness, consistent quality, and efficiency. Ron previously served on the Firm’s Board of Directors.

The International Law Office named Ron as the overall winner for the entire United States and the exclusive winner for Texas in the Employment and Labor category for its Client Choice awards, based on feedback provided by more than 2,000 in-house counsel. The recognition focused on Ron’s ability to add real value to clients, with criteria including the quality of legal advice, value for money, commercial awareness, effective communication, billing transparency, response time, and use of technology.

Similarly, based on more than 350 interviews with top legal decision-makers at the world’s most demanding clients, BTI Consulting Group named Ron a Client Service All-Star in 2017 and both a Client Service All-Star and Client Service MVP in 2018, with one client in particular noting, “Ron is very responsive and a real problem solver. He is cost conscious and looks ahead. It doesn’t get better than that.” The only way to become a BTI Client Service All-Star is for corporate counsel to single out an attorney for client service exceeding all others.

Chambers USA 2018 stated: Ron Chapman is highly experienced in discrimination and harassment cases, as well as noncompete, retaliation and wage and hour disputes. Clients describe him as “an outstanding practitioner as well as a manager of relationships.”

Additionally, based on feedback from both in-house and outside counsel, Chambers USA proclaimed that Ron “is a regular name on high-stakes employment cases in Texas. He is ‘at the top of his game,’ according to his peers, and clients appreciate his ‘candid, frank advice, which makes it feel like you’re talking to a trusted counselor as opposed to a lawyer. He sees the bigger picture.’”

Employment Law360 named Ron an “MVP” in employment law and separately listed him as one of the nation’s preeminent “rainmakers” based on his “passion” for “being a proven resource and problem solver,” noting his (1) “out-of-this-world approach to client service,” (2) “competitive rate,” (3) “high degree of efficiency in performing the work,” (4) “extreme responsiveness,” and (5) “great results.”

Ron has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America; Chambers USA; “Super Lawyers“; D Magazine’s “Best Lawyers in Dallas”; the Dallas Business Journal’s “Top Corporate Defenders”; and D CEO Magazine’s “Dallas 500” list of the most powerful business leaders in Dallas-Fort Worth regardless of industry, and based on a survey of more than 250,000 corporate counsel, the Legal 500 concluded that Ron “has a superb reputation” and awarded him its recommendation for labor and employment litigation.

Finally, Ron is a Fellow in the College of Labor & Employment Lawyers, based on a rigorous vetting process involving an evaluation of candidates’ character, integrity, and professional experience, as well as their record of acting as a resource for academia, the government, the judiciary, and the community at large.

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Ron has defended clients in over 25 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands and regularly provides counseling to help clients navigate both legal and practical considerations.  Ron also has extensive appellate experience and has prevailed in appeals against both the EEOC and NLRB, in addition to many private litigants. Representative clients include BNSF Railway, Boy Scouts of America, Children’s Health System of Texas, the City of Dallas, Cushman & Wakefield, Dean Foods, D.R. Horton, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, FedEx Office, Fossil, GameStop, G6 Hospitality/Motel 6, Hertz, Hunt Oil, JLL, Mary Kay, Methodist Health System, Omni Hotels, Raytheon, Sally Beauty Supply, Service King, Southwest Airlines, Texas Instruments, Trinity Industries, and Valero.

Education

  • J.D., cum laude, Southern Methodist University School of Law, 1995
  • B.A., cum laude, Behavioral Sciences and Political Science, Rice University, 1992

Admittance to Practice

  • Texas
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second, and Fifth Circuits
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Northern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas

Professional Activities

  • Employment Law360 (Advisory Board)
  • Former Chairman, City of Dallas Civil Service Board
  • Former Chairman, North Dallas Chamber of Commerce

Speeches

  • Dallas Bar Association - "Employment Arbitration Agreements & Class Action Waivers: What's Next After the Supreme Court Speaks" - Dallas - May 21, 2018
  • 40th Annual Corporate Counsel Institute - "Employment Arbitration Agreements: New Strategies After the Supreme Court Speaks" - Dallas - May 17 - 18, 2018
  • Labor and Employment Counsel Exclusive - "Arbitration Update: The Latest on Enforcement, Class Action Waivers, and More" - Boca Raton - November 9, 2017
  • Ogletree Deakins Workplace Strategies Seminar - "“Headline News”—The Perfect Start to Your Workplace Strategies" - San Diego - May 4, 2017
  • General Counsel Forum - "Independent Contractors or Employees? Developments, Risks, & Lessons from the Trenches" - Dallas - September 21, 2016
  • Dallas Bar Labor & Employment Law Section CLE Luncheon - "Arbitration Agreements & Class Action Waivers: The Latest Developments and Drafting Tips" - Dallas - April 18, 2016
  • DallasHR Legal Roundtable - "Strategies for Effective Partnerships with Outside Counsel" - Dallas - January 12, 2016
  • Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Webcast - "Effectiveness of Arbitration Agreements with Class Action Waivers ... Are Class Actions a Thing of the Past?" - Dallas - December 9, 2015
  • American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers - "The Impact of D.R. Horton and Noel Canning" - Dallas - September 23, 2014
  • North Dallas Chamber of Commerce HR Conference - "Employment Law Update" - Dallas - April 29, 2014
  • American Petroleum Labor Lawyers Association - "The Latest Labor Law Developments for Both Unionized and Non-Unionized Employers" - Houston - October 24, 2013
  • HR Southwest Conference - "Show Me The Money - Employment Laws That Can Actually Save Employers $$$" - Fort Worth - October 21, 2013
  • HR Southwest - "Tools for Defending Employment Lawsuits Without Breaking the Bank" - Fort Worth - October 2012
  • Ogletree Deakins Workplace Strategies Seminar - "State of Confusion - State Law Considerations for HR Professionals" - Phoenix - May 11, 2012
  • Ogletree Deakins Workplace Strategies Seminar - "Arbitration Agreement "Smack Down" - Class Action Waivers Take a Bruising" - Phoenix - May 10, 2012
  • Ogletree Deakins Workplace Strategies Seminar - "Retaliation Litigation - The Risks Escalate" - Chicago - May 13, 2011
  • December 8, 2017 - SHRM Online - "Bad Position Statements Can Sink an Employers' Defense"
  • October 3, 2017 - The Texas Lawbook - "SCOTUS Hears Oral Argument on Future of Class Action Waivers"
  • February 1, 2017 - Law360 - "Gorsuch And The Future Of Class Action Waivers"
  • January 13, 2016 - CompanyMileage.com - "Five Tips for Managing Employee Expense Reimbursements"
  • September 9, 2015 - The Texas Lawbook - "NLRB’s New Joint Employer Standard Raises New Considerations for Business"
  • November 14, 2014 - The Texas Lawbook - "What to Do When Domestic Abuse Affects the Workplace"
  • April 16, 2014 - JD Supra - "Fifth Circuit Denies NLRB Petition to Review D.R. Horton. What It Means for Employers..."
  • January 9, 2014 - Thomson Reuters Legal Solutions Blog - "Practical Law Expert Q&A on Class Action Waivers in Employment Agreements with D.R. Horton's Lead Counsel"
  • August 2, 2013 - InhouseBlog - "Employers Should Reassess Strategy in Light of New Rulings from the Supreme Court"
  • September 23, 2011 - Law360 - "Managing Employee Social Media Posts"
  • March 4, 2011 - San Antonio Business Journal - "Social Media Fences Do Need Mending"
  • February 2011 - Dallas Business Journal - "Employers Should Adopt a Social Media Policy"
  • November 2010 - Journal of Corporate Recruiting Leadership - "California Case Highlights Importance of Antidiscrimination Training"
  • September 2010 - Dallas Bar Association Headnotes - "Avoiding Retaliation Claims"
  • March 21, 2019 - HR Dive - "Best practices for tackling absence, disability management"
  • March 13, 2019 - D Magazine - "Will Robot Lawyers Take Our Jobs?"
  • March 4, 2019 - Law360 - "Texas Employers In Limbo Amid State, City Sick Leave Fight"
  • August 13, 2018 - Texas Lawyer - "Houston Lawyers Say #MeToo Public Policy Shift Should Void Arbitration Pact"
  • July 17, 2018 - Business Insurance - "High court nominee seen as mostly employer-friendly vote"
  • June 18, 2018 - CNNMoney - "Supreme Court ruling helps silence worker lawsuits. But these law students are fighting back"
  • June 5, 2018 - Nation's Restaurant News - "Should you require employees to sign an arbitration agreement?"
  • May 24, 2018 - Employment Law Daily - "SCOTUS class arbitration waiver decision a boon for employers, a blow to employees, a narrow take on Section 7"
  • May 23, 2018 - Bloomberg Big Law Business - "What High Court Arbitration Ruling Means for Benefits Litigation"
  • May 23, 2018 - LegalTech News - "Ogletree Launches Tool to Automate Arbitration Agreements Following SCOTUS Decision"
  • May 22, 2018 - Business Insurance - "High court’s class action ruling could trigger employment cover expansion"
  • May 21, 2018 - Law360 - "5 Takeaways From Employers' Win On Class Waivers"
  • May 21, 2018 - Wired - "Supreme Court Rules Against Workers in Arbitration Case"
  • May 21, 2018 - NPR - "Supreme Court Decision Delivers Blow To Workers' Rights"
  • May 21, 2018 - SHRM Online - "Supreme Court OKs Arbitration Agreements Waiving Employees’ Right to Join a Class Action"
  • January 22, 2018 - Law360 - "Employment Group Of The Year: Ogletree Deakins"
  • December 18, 2017 - Big Law Business - "#MeToo Movement Brings Busy Times for Labor Lawyers"
  • October 4, 2017 - Law360 - "NLRB's GC Backtracks On High Court Class Waiver Answers"
  • October 3, 2017 - SHRM Online - "Supreme Court Opens Term by Hearing Arguments in Class-Action Waiver Case"
  • October 2, 2017 - Bloomberg BNA - "Class Action Waiver Disputes Get Their Day in High Court"
  • May 15, 2017 - Law360 - "3 Employer Takeaways From The High Court’s FAA Ruling"
  • March 27, 2017 - Bloomberg BNA - "Ron Chapman Says SCOTUS Nominee Gorsuch Likely Would Uphold Class-Action Waivers"
  • March 2017 - Alternatives to the High Cost of Litigation - "Coming to Grips with Sadness And Its Multicolored Manifestations"
  • February 28, 2017 - National Law Journal - "Neil Gorsuch ‘Piercingly Textual’ and Often Pro-Defense on Class Actions and Arbitration"
  • February 7, 2017 - Business Insurance - "Supreme Court nominee seen favoring employers"
  • January 18, 2017 - SHRM Online - "Supreme Court to Rule on Class-Action Waivers"
  • January 17, 2017 - Bloomberg BNA Daily Labor Report - "Justices Will Consider Class Action Waivers"
  • January 17, 2017 - Law360 - "9th Justice Will Loom Large Over Class Waiver Case"
  • November 1, 2016 - Law 360 - "5th Circ. Says NLRB Can’t Nix Payroll Co.’s Arbitration Pact"
  • July/August 2016 - Alternatives - "Beyond ‘Getting To Yes’: Using Mediator Insights To Facilitate Long-Term Business Relationships"
  • June 11, 2016 - Business Insurance - "Class Action Ruling Muddies Arbitration Agreements"
  • February 25, 2016 - The Texas Lawbook - "TX Employment Lawyers Keep Busy as Energy Layoffs Continue"
  • January 2016 - Alternatives - "Cutting Arbitration Classes: Facing Court Defeats on Workplace Waivers, the NLRB Refuses To Back Down"
  • December 10, 2015 - Law360 - "10 Partners On The Secret Of Success"
  • November 18, 2015 - Law360 - "No Edge For Unions After NLRB Rule Cuts Election Time"
  • October 8, 2015 - Law360 - "3 Supreme Court Cases With Potential Fallout For Employers"
  • August 6, 2015 - Law360 - "How to Keep Partners Happy And Retain Talent"
  • July 2, 2015 - Human Capital - "Texas employers urged to update marriage benefits"
  • June 29, 2015 - Houston Chronicle - "Businesses should move to comply with court decision on marriage, attorneys say"
  • June 28, 2015 - Dallas Morning News - "Companies in Texas, nationwide have no choice but to add gay marriage benefits without a fight"
  • June 23, 2015 - Practical Law Company - "Expert Q&A on NLRB Amendment of Union Representation and Election Procedures"
  • February 9, 2015 - Law360 - "5 Things You Should Never Say In A Lateral Interview"
  • January 26, 2015 - Law360 - "The Question You Should Ask All Lateral Hires"
  • December 26, 2014 - Houston Chronicle - "Overtime lawsuits are on the rise in Texas"
  • December 22, 2014 - Dallas Morning News - "Lawsuits over pay soaring"
  • December 11, 2014 - The Texas Lawbook - "Texas Courts Find More Businesses Violating Workers' Wage and Hour Rights"
  • December 9, 2014 - Law360 - "Employment MVP: Ogletree Deakins' Ron Chapman"
  • October 29, 2014 - Law360 - "High Court Review Looms as NLRB Digs In on Horton"
  • October 22, 2014 - Law360 - "PAGA Divide May Push High Court to Take Up Iskanian Case"
  • October 2, 2014 - Law360 - "The Question You Should Ask Every Prospective Client"
  • July 17, 2014 - Employment Law Daily - "Is NLRB's Silence Good News on the Class Action Waiver Front?"
  • July 16, 2014 - BNA Daily Labor Report - "No High Court Review Sought in Horton; Fifth Circuit Nixed NLRB Class Waiver View"
  • July 16, 2014 - Law360 - "NLRB Won't Take Horton To High Court, But Battle Rages On"
  • June 23, 2014 - Law360 - "Calif. High Court Ruling A Nail In DR Horton's Coffin"
  • June 2, 2014 - Texas Lawyer - "Ogletree Deakins Impacts Arbitration"
  • May 30, 2014 - Law360 - "5 Officials Employment Attys Need To Know"
  • May 16, 2014 - Law360 - "Court Backs Away From DR Horton In Citicorp Wage Case"
  • April 17, 2014 - Law360 - "Employers Watch For NLRB's Next Moves On DR Horton"
  • April 16, 2014 - Law360 - "5th Circ. Won't Rehear Ruling On DR Horton Class Waiver Ban"
  • April 2, 2014 - Law360 - "Calif. High Court To Mull Fate of Employment Class Actions"
  • March 24, 2014 - Law360 - "Employer Class Waivers On Surer Footing After 11th Circ. Win"
  • March 13, 2014 - Law360 - "NLRB Asks 5th Circ. To Review DR Horton Class Waiver Ban"
  • February 4, 2014 - Law360 - "5th Circ. Recalls DR Horton Mandate To Allow Rehearing"
  • January 22, 2014 - Law360 - "Employers On Edge After NLRB Judge Expands DR Horton"
  • January 2014 - Inside Counsel - "NLRB Ruling on Arbitration Agreements Overturned"
  • December 16, 2013 - Business Insurance - "Employers Win Key Ruling on Arbitration Agreements"
  • December 16, 2013 - Practical Law - "Class Action Waivers in Employment Agreements: Expert Q&A with D.R. Horton's Counsel, Ron Chapman of Ogletree Deakins"
  • December 13, 2013 - Texas Lawyer - "Collective-Action Rights Don't Trump Policy Favoring Arbitration"
  • December 12, 2013 - Human Resource Executive - "'Waiving' Goodbye to Class-Action Suits"
  • December 11, 2013 - DRI - The Voice - "And The Defense Wins"
  • December 5, 2013 - Bloomberg BNA - "Daily Labor Report 'D.R. Horton Ruling Draws Mixed Reactions, But Lawyers Say Arbitration Fight Isn't Over'"
  • December 5, 2013 - The American Lawyer - "Litigator of the Week"
  • December 4, 2013 - Dallas Business Journal - "Lessons For Employers From the D.R. Horton Arbitration Case"
  • December 4, 2013 - Employment Law Daily - "NLRB Failed to Give Proper Weight to FAA in Striking Down D.R. Horton's Class Arbitration Bar"
  • December 3, 2013 - American City Business Journals - "Court Gives Business Win Over NLRB in Arbitration Agreement Battle"
  • December 3, 2013 - Associated Press - "Appeals Court Sides With Employers on Arbitration"
  • December 3, 2013 - Bloomberg BNA - "Fifth Circuit Rejects DR Horton Ruling on Class Action Waivers Under the NLRA"
  • December 3, 2013 - Corporate Counsel - "Class Action Waivers Validated in NLRB Loss"
  • December 3, 2013 - Dallas Morning News - "Court Says Business Can Ban Class Action Arbitration by Employees"
  • December 3, 2013 - JD Supra - "A Huge Win for Employers: Q & A With Horton's Lead Lawyer About Today's D.R. Horton"
  • December 3, 2013 - Law360 - "5th Circ. Rejects NLRB Class Waiver Ban"
  • December 3, 2013 - Reuters - "Businesses Win in U.S. Court Ruling on Worker Arbitration Pacts"
  • December 3, 2013 - SHRM.org - "Appeals Court Rejects NLRB Conclusion that Class-Action Waivers Violate Labor Law"
  • December 3, 2013 - Wall Street Journal - "Court Overturns Labor-Board Decision on Arbitration Deals"
  • December 3, 2013 - Law360 - "Employers Win Class Waiver Battle, But War Isn't Over"
  • November 6, 2013 - Law360 - "6th Circ. Hands Employers A Victory On Class Arbitration"
  • September 17, 2013 - Law360 - "Ex-Jenner & Block Client Wants $4M Patent Fee Award Axed"
  • July 17, 2013 - Law360 - "Rainmaker Q&A: Ogletree Deakins' Ron Chapman"
  • July 12, 2013 - Law360 - "NLRB Says 6th Circ. Ruling Backs Its Stance In Quorum Row"
  • June 27, 2013 - Law360 - "NLRB Class Waiver Ban Survives AmEx Ruling"
  • June 25, 2013 - Law360 - "High Court's AmEx Ruling Sinks NLRB Defense"
  • June 20, 2013 - Law360 - "AmEx Ruling Looms Large For Wage-And-Hour Litigation"
  • June 20, 2013 - Law360 - "Attorneys React To High Court's Arbitration Ruling"
  • May 16, 2013 - Law360 - "3rd Circ. Adds Fuel To Obama Recess Appointments Fight"
  • May 16, 2013 - Thomson Reuters - "Case to Watch: 5th Circuit to Rule on Arbitration Agreements"
  • April 16, 2013 - Thomson Reuters - "NLRB Disputes Argument, Facts in Quorum Challenge"
  • April 4, 2013 - Law360 - "6 More Cases Back DR Horton in NLRB Row, 5th Circ. Told"
  • February 22, 2013 - Human Resource Executive - "Harassment by Association"
  • February 1, 2013 - Law360 - "5th Circ. Poised To Weigh NLRB Class Waiver Ban"
  • January 30, 2013 - Law360 - "NLRB Lacked Quorum For DR Horton Ruling, 5th Circ. Told"
  • January 30, 2013 - The National Law Journal - "More fallout from ruling on recess appointments as D.R. Horton challenges decision on class action waivers"
  • January 7, 2013 - ere.net - "What Employers Should Know About the Regulation of Marijuana"
  • January 2, 2013 - Human Resource Executive - "Who's the Boss?"
  • November 27, 2012 - SHRM.org - "Supreme Court Tries to Define Supervisor"
  • October 16, 2012 - Human Resource Executive - "Social Media and the Law"
  • October 15, 2012 - Law360 - "Courts Are Rejecting NLRB Class Waiver Ban, 5th Circ. Hears"
  • September 11, 2012 - Law360 - "Arbitration Pacts Don't Make Class Waivers Legal, Unions Say"
  • September 7, 2012 - Texas Lawyer - "The Future Is Now: Ogletree Deakins Lawyer Argues Before 5th Circuit Panel Including A Virtual Chief Judge Edith Jones"
  • September 5, 2012 - Law360 - "NLRB Asks 5th Circ. To Uphold Bar On DR Horton Class Waiver"
  • July 30, 2012 - Hotel News Now - "Classify Employees Properly To Avoid Penalty"
  • June 1, 2012 - Vendorverification.com - "Make Sure Your Recruiting Vendors Aren't Getting You into Trouble"
  • June 1, 2012 - Law360 - "DR Horton Asks 5th Circ. To Overrule NLRB On Class Waivers"
  • May 30, 2012 - Clubindustry.com - "24 Hour Faces Charge from National Labor Relations Board"
  • May 15, 2012 - Law360 - "Texas Led The Nation In Bias Charges Last Year, EEOC Says"
  • April 26, 2012 - ERE.net - "What the Arrest/Conviction Guidance Means to You"
  • April 2012 - Practical Law Company - "An Expert's View Featuring: Ron Chapman"
  • March 26, 2012 - Home Channel News - "Texting Is not As Innocent As It Seems"
  • March 18, 2012 - Chicago Tribune - "March Madness at Work: We Don't Need No Stinkin' Brackets"
  • March 2, 2012 - Human Resource Executive - "Case Raises Questions Over Email Privacy"
  • February 12, 2012 - Business Insurance - "Knowledge, Training Key to Avoiding Religious Discrimination Claims"
  • January 10, 2012 - Law.com - "AT&T Mobility Doesn't Apply in the Workplace, Says NLRB"
  • January 3, 2012 - Law360 - "Employment Cases to Watch in 2012"
  • November 14, 2011 - Texas Lawyer - "Appellate Lawyer of the Week"
  • September 29, 2011 - Ft. Worth Star Telegram - "EEOC Suit Over Dentist's Conduct at Burleson Clinic is Settled"
  • May 2, 2011 - Business Insurance Magazine - "Ruling Could Help Employers Avoid Class Actions"
  • March 2011 - Human Resource Executive - "Court Rules for Third-Party Retaliation Claims"
  • February 4, 2011 - Dallas Business Journal - "Social Media Policies Protect Employers' Security"
  • January 25, 2011 - Human Resource Executive Online - "Court Rules for Third-Party Retaliation Claims"
  • January 19, 2011 - AOLjobs.com - "Retaliation in the Workplace Exceeds Race-Based Claims for First Time"
  • October 14, 2010 - Becker's Hospital Review - "7 Ways to Avoid Legal Pitfalls When Implementing Mass Layoffs"
  • October 5, 2010 - The Wall Street Journal - "Age Bias at Work: Should You Sue?"
  • August 27, 2010 - SHRM.org - "Religion & Ethics: Is There a Connection?"
  • August 24, 2010 - Inc.com - "Salon Charges Overweight Customer Extra"
  • August 18, 2010 - Dallas Morning News - "Tips for Firms to Avoid Sexual Harassment Problems"
  • August 3, 2010 - Becker's Hospital Review - "5 Best Practices to Retain Hospital Leaders"
  • August 2010 - Doctor’s Digest - "Hiring for Exceptional Results"
  • August 2010 - Doctor’s Digest - "Managing for Peak Performance"
  • July 6, 2010 - Inc.com - "Sexual Harassment Complaints by Men Surge"
  • July 2010 - Funworld Magazine - "When the Line is Crossed: On the Lookout for Sexual Harassment at FECs"
  • June 6, 2010 - Dallas Business Journal - "Attorneys Expect Fewer Non-Compete Lawsuits"
  • May 31, 2010 - Business Insurance Magazine - "High Court Lowers Bar on Discrimination Suits"
  • May 1, 2010 - Inside Counsel - "Crossing the Line"
  • May 1, 2010 - Inside Counsel - "Training Tips for Preventing Male-on-Male Sexual Harassment"
  • May 2010 - Workforce Management Online - "When Men Are Harassed"
  • April 9, 2010 - Dallas Business Journal - "Take Steps to Deal with Health Care Reform"
  • April 9, 2010 - Marketwatch.com - "Tips for Firms to Avoid Sexual Harassment Problems"
  • April 8, 2010 - Dallas Business Journal - "Dealing With the Realities of Reform"
  • April 8, 2010 - Tirebusiness.com - "Employers Scramble to Catch Up with Healthcare Law’s Impact"
  • March 24, 2010 - ABA Journal - "As Layoffs Increase, More Men File Sex Harassment Claims"
  • March 23, 2010 - The Wall Street Journal - "More Men Make Harassment Claims"
  • March 16, 2010 - SHRM.org - "Rehire Process Should Be Fair and Lawful"
  • March 1, 2010 - Business Insurance Magazine - "Applicants Allege Bias in Hiring Test"
  • February 4, 2010 - Human Resource Executive Online - "See You in Court"
  • January 26, 2010 - Law360 - "New Strategies Lead To Big Title VII Payouts"
  • January 20, 2010 - Law360 - "EEOC to Get More Aggressive in 2010, Lawyers Say"
  • January 14, 2010 - SHRM.org - "Managerial Training Needed as Hiring Resumes"
  • BTI Client Service All Star MVP 2018
  • Best Lawyers Award Badge
  • Ranked in Chambers USA
  • The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers Logo
  • International Law Office and Lexology’s 2016 Client Choice Award
  • Dallas 500
  • Fellow, College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
  • BTI Client Service MVP (2018)
  • BTI Client Service All-Star (2017 and 2018)
  • Acritas Star (2018-present)
  • International Law Office and Lexology’s 2016 Client Choice Award – Exclusive winner in the Employment & Benefits category for Texas
  • Overall winner for the entire United States and the exclusive winner for Texas in the Employment and Labor category for the International Law Office’s Client Choice awards (2014)
  • “MVP” in Employment Law by Employment Law360
  • One of the nation’s preeminent “Rainmakers” by Employment Law360
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • “Leading Lawyers” by Chambers USA
  • The United States Legal 500: Labor and Employment
  • “Super Lawyer” by Texas Monthly
  • “Top 100 Best of the Best in Dallas/Ft. Worth” by Texas Monthly
  • “Best Lawyers in Dallas” by D Magazine
  • “Top Corporate Defender” by Dallas Business Journal
  • One of the nation’s ten “Rising Stars” in employment law by Employment Law360 (2010)
  • AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Yellow Belt certified in Legal Lean Sigma
  • Order of the Coif
  • Judicial Law Clerk to Judge Robert Parker on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

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