Ogletree Deakins Adds Experienced Litigator in Houston, Welcomes Jeff Mayes as Shareholder

HOUSTON – December 28, 2017 – Ogletree Deakins, one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, is pleased to welcome Jeff Mayes as a shareholder in the firm’s Houston office. Mayes’ practice focuses on employment law litigation and he joins the firm from Alaniz and Schraeder.

“We are excited to bring Jeff into the Ogletree Deakins family,” said Jeff Londa, managing shareholder of Ogletree Deakins’ Houston office. “He has proven himself to be a tremendous litigator and attorney for his clients. His 21 years of experience, combined with Ogletree Deakins’ excellent client service offerings, will provide his clients with terrific service.”

Mayes has handled matters involving discrimination and harassment claims, Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) issues, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) discrimination, trade secrets, Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) issues, cases involving the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), and wage and hour disputes. He also counsels and trains his clients on workplace issues related to discipline, termination, hiring, investigations, leaves of absence, and reasonable accommodation of disabilities, with a focus on avoiding liability and preventing litigation.

Mayes also has traditional labor law experience, including negotiation of union contracts, counseling and preparing clients for representation elections, counseling on grievances, and defense of unfair labor practice charges before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

Mayes received his B.A. from Texas A&M University in 1992 and his J.D. from South Texas College of Law – Houston in 1996.

About Ogletree Deakins
Ogletree Deakins is one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. Premier client service, as outlined in the firm’s Client Pledge, is one of the firm’s top priorities and a cornerstone of its core values. U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” has named Ogletree Deakins a “Law Firm of the Year” for seven consecutive years. In 2018, the publication named Ogletree Deakins its “Law Firm of the Year” in the Litigation - Labor & Employment category. Ogletree Deakins has more than 850 attorneys located in 52 offices across the United States and in Europe, Canada, and Mexico. The firm represents a diverse range of clients, from small businesses to Fortune 50 companies. www.ogletree.com