Karen Denney is a partner in the Labor and Employment Practice Group and is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Karen represents clients in employment litigation and arbitration matters involving a variety of claims, including claims concerning age, sex, race, national origin, disability, the Family Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, retaliation, misappropriation, gross negligence, breach of contract, defamation, tortious interference, covenants not to compete and other employment laws and related torts. She has also represented employers in negotiations and/or proceedings with the Department of Labor, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, and the Texas Workforce Commission and parties in numerous employment arbitrations before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. She frequently prepares employment agreements and employment-related policies; counsels employers on various issues concerning hiring, disciplining and terminating employees, investigating harassment and discrimination complaints, social media-related employment issues, and covenants not to compete; and performs public seminars on assorted employment law topics.
Karen is a frequent speaker on a variety of labor and employment law topics and authors articles for national audiences on topics related to Employment Law and Social Media. Her most recent publication “Social media and Labor and Employment Law in 2015 and Beyond” was featured in Bloomberg BNA Social Media Law & Policy Report.
Karen is a member of the Tarrant County Bar Association, Texas Bar Foundation, and the Tarrant County Bar Foundation and in 2012 was named the 2012 Outstanding Young Lawyer of Texas by the Texas Young Lawyers Association. In her local community, Karen serves as a board member and Immediate Past President for The Parenting Center and as a board member and Chairman-Elect for Casa Mañana, Inc.