Stephen represents employers in a variety of labor & employment litigation, including suits under Title VII, the ADA, the ADEA, the FLSA, and the Texas Labor Code. Stephen also routinely counsels managers and human resources professionals on day-to-day employment matters, and provides training (in English and Spanish) on a variety of topics including workplace investigations, harassment and discrimination, wage and hour compliance, Form I-9/employment authorization compliance, and best practices.
Stephen has also handled investigations and matters before the EEOC, Department of Labor Wage & Hour Division, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”).
Prior to joining Ogletree Deakins, Stephen practiced at a Houston-based labor, employment, and immigration law firm handling various employment law matters on behalf of employers.
Stephen received his J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center. While in law school, Stephen was an articles editor on the Houston Business & Tax Law Journal. He received his B.B.A., summa cum laude, in accounting from the University of Houston C.T. Bauer College of Business.
Stephen is fluent in Spanish and is able to assist clients with large Spanish-speaking workforces in investigations and training.