Arrissa Meyer


Education and Clerkships

J.D., Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 2010, magna cum laude; Order of the Coif; Articles Editor, SMU Law Review Association

B.A., English, University of Oklahoma, 2007, summa cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa


Texas, 2010

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, 2010


Arrissa Meyer is an associate with well-rounded experience not only in employment law, but also in traditional labor law.

In the employment arena, she has handled EEOC and Department of Labor investigations and administrative whistleblower complaints, drafted and reviewed separation agreements, employment agreements, and handbooks, and assisted in defending clients in civil trials, including collective or class actions, involving claims under Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FLSA, FMLA, TCHRA, and various other state and federal employment laws. Additionally, Arrissa is a go-to lawyer on advising federal contractors and subcontractors on their affirmative action obligations and developing affirmative action programs, and she regularly speaks on this topic. On the labor law side, Arrissa has handled unfair labor practice charges, negotiated collective bargaining agreements, assisted clients through representation elections, and provided advice and counsel regarding labor law considerations during bankruptcy.

Arrissa enjoys getting to know her clients as well as the ins and outs of their business as she counsels them on day-to-day labor and employment issues. Clients know they can call Arrissa and get a prompt response that includes practical and easy-to-understand advice, and she feels like she has succeeded in her practice when she becomes a valued part of her clients’ employment decision-making process.

Apart from her work on behalf of clients of the firm, Arrissa enjoys volunteering with the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program and the Human Rights Initiative of North Texas. She is also a member of the Dallas Alumnae Chapter of Delta Delta Delta.

Professional Recognition

  • Selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Thomson Reuters, 2017.

Rising Stars

Super Lawyers

Haynes and Boone Lawyers Featured in Texas Rising Stars 2017

Haynes and Boone lawyers once again maintained a strong showing in the recently released Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars directory, with 41 lawyers selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition.

Client Focus

Haynes and Boone Wins Federal Labor and Employment Case for Pioneer Energy Services

Haynes and Boone Wins Federal Labor and Employment Case for Pioneer Energy Services

A team of Haynes and Boone labor and employment lawyers has obtained a significant federal court victory for client Pioneer Energy Services Corp. in a challenge to the enforceability of an employee arbitration agreement.

Selected Publications and Speeches

  • “You’re Invited…to Self-Identify: An Overview of Section 503 and VEVRAA’s New Requirements,” Dallas Mayor’s Committee EmployAbility Education Series, August 6, 2014.
  • “H.B. 1188: A ‘Get Out of Jail Free Card’ for Texas Employers Hiring Ex-Offenders?”, State Bar of Texas Corporate Counsel Newsletter, Fall 2013.
  • “FLSA Hot Topics”, Haynes and Boone Annual Employment Law Update – Dallas, May 2, 2013.
  • “Compensation Issues When Determining the Regular Rate,” Wage and Hour Boot Camp, San Antonio Compensation Association, November 13, 2012.
  • “Affirmative Action Programs: You May Be Subject to AAP and Not Even Know It!”, co-presenter with Bill Strock, Haynes and Boone Annual Employment Law Update – Dallas, April 24, 2012.
  • “CSI: Department of Labor, A Look into DOL Investigations/Enforcement Action and Private Causes of Action under the FLSA”, Lorman Education Services Seminar, March 23, 2011. 

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