My practice is focused on a variety of employment litigation and agency matters, as well as client advice and counseling. I represent employers in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Texas Workforce Commission, the Department of Labor, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
I also regularly counsel employers on issues involving federal, state and local statutes and regulations, as well as the common law. I have represented employers in administrative charges, litigation and disputes related to discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, sex, national origin, religion and disability; retaliation; harassment and hostile work environment; the Employee Retirement Income Security Act; wage and hour disputes; the Family and Medical Leave Act; and employment tort claims.
My litigation practice includes a particular focus on denial of benefits claims filed under ERISA. I have experience defending plan sponsors, fiduciaries and claims administrators in a wide range of ERISA cases across the country.
I also serve as Woman's Leadership Initiative liaison for the Houston office of Littler Mendelson.
|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||2003||07/18/2019|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Texas Monthly Magazine||2014|
|Rising Star||Texas Monthly Magazine||2013|
|Rising Star||Texas Monthly Magazine||2012|
|Shareholder||Littler Mendelson||2010 - Present|
|Associate||Littler Mendelson||2003 - 2009|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Houston Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|State Bar of Texas||Member||N/A|
|Houston Young Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Asian American Bar Association of Houston||Member||N/A|
|Baylor University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2003|
|Baylor University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1998|
|Labor & Employment Webinar Series||Hiring, Performance Management and Termination||2014|
|Houston Employer Conference||Blame the New Workplace||2014|
|Houston Employer Conference||Ethical Issues for Corporate Counsel||2013|
|Houston Employer Conference||Controlling Employee Personal Behavior in the Age of Social Media and Personal Technology||2012|
|Benefits Summit||The Shifting Landscape of Employee Benefits – Imperatives for 2012 and Beyond||2012|
|Annual Meeting||Top Ten Mistakes Employers Make, and How to Avoid Them||2012|
|Houston Employer Conference||The Train Going Downhill: Cat's Paw, FLSA and Third-Party Retaliation Claims||2011|
|Houston Employer Conference||Retaliation: How Do You Stop It, What Does It Mean and Why Are Claims Still Growing?||2010|
|Houston Employer Conference||The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act: How to Walk the Minefield||2009|
|Advanced Employe Law CLE||Federal Discrimination Update – Recent Decisions of Interest from the Supreme Court and Fifth Circuit||2009|
|University of Houston Law Foundation||Avoiding Employment Law Claims: Top Ten Ways to Avoid Getting Sued by Employees||2008|
|University of Houston Continuing Education||Managing Human Resources: A Legal Perspective||2006|
|Monthly Labor and Employment Section Luncheon||Don't Say FMLA Unless You Mean It||2006|
|Power Tools for Nonprofits Conference||Legal Fundamentals for Employers||2005|
|Nonprofit Law Institute||Top Ten HR Issues||2005|
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