Laura O'Donnell is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Laura leads the firm's Wage and Hour Litigation group and focuses on FLSA collective actions. In addition to this focus, Laura regularly handles claims involving sexual harassment, employee competition and fiduciary duty breaches and discrimination, including EEOC claims. Laura also has experience handling matters involving executive contracts, Title VII and related state causes of action, FMLA, ERISA and most other employment-based claims. Laura has handled several appeals of employment decisions to Texas Courts of Appeal, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.
Laura has been invited to participate in elite national associations including the National Finance Industry Employment Law Committee ("NFIELC") (select national group of defense lawyers representing financial institutions) and the American Employment Law Council ("AELC") (invitation only group of in house and outside counsel representing management). Laura is also involved in the American Bar Association’s Federal Labor Standards Committee, which focuses on wage and hour issues.