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Languages spoken: French

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  1. Constitutional: 20%
    4 years
  2. Employment: 20%
    19 years
  3. Class Action: 20%
    19 years
  4. Litigation: 20%
    19 years
  5. Discrimination: 20%
    19 years

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Board of Education of the City of Chicago

1 North Dearborn
Suite 900, Law Department
Chicago, IL, 60602


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law201305/11/2016
TXInactive 199408/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Texas Rising StarTexas Monthly2009
Texas Rising StarTexas Monthly2008
Texas Rising StarTexas Monthly2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior Assistant General CounselBoard of Education of the City of Chicago2014 - Present
Assistant General CounselBoard of Education of the City of Chicago2013 - 2014
ShareholderOgletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart2007 - 2012
Of CounselOgletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart2004 - 2007
AssociateBracewell & Patterson2000 - 2004
AssociateHaynes and Boone, LLP1994 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Chicago Bar AssociationN/A2013 - Present
State Bar of IllinoisMember2013 - Present
Texas Bar FoundationLife Fellow (currently)2007 - Present
State Bar of TexasFellow2006 - Present
Dallas Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember1994 - Present
Dallas Young Lawyers AssociationMember1997 - 2009
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
McDowell v. Home DepotWon summary judgment; Fifth Circuit upheld
Dixon v. Moore WallaceWon summary judgment; Fifth Circuit upheld
Perkins v. NationsBankWon summary judgment; Fifth Circuit upheld
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Houston Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Southwestern UniversityPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Luncheon SeminarSocial Media and Legal Ethics2012
Breakfast BriefingIndependent Contractors: Managing and Minimizing Risk in an Uncertain Legal Environment2012
Client SeminarIllinois Labor and Employment Law Update (Moderator)2011
Breakfast BriefingSocial Media: Don't Let it Byte You2011
9th Annual Employers' ConferenceSocial Media: Don't Let It Byte You2011
Regional HR SummitProtecting Our Business2008
Board MeetingIn-House Management Training in Employee Relations2008
Regional HR SummitBest Practices for Promotions2006
National HR SummitLegal for Trainers2006
In-house trainingEEO Training for Managers and Employees2006
Associate TrainingObtaining Injunctive Relief2006
Tyler Employment Relations ConferenceThe Internet Age: Does It Create A Web of Liability for Unknowing Employers?2005