Dean Schaner, founder of the Houston Labor and Employment Practice Group, has exclusively practiced employment and labor litigation for more than 26 years, representing employers in all aspects of unfair competition, discrimination, retaliation, whistleblower, ERISA, wrongful termination, and tort/contract claims arising out of the employment relationship. After moving from Dallas to the Houston office in 1995, Mr. Schaner built the Houston labor and employment practice group. Mr. Schaner has tried a wide variety of cases in the federal and state courts, including the successful defense of an energy company in a class action case in which plaintiffs sought $30 million in damages. He is certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization as a labor and employment law specialist. Mr. Schaner is the Editor-in-Chief of the Texas Employment Law Desk Reference, 5th Edition. Additionally, as a member of the Social Media Practice Group, Mr. Schaner advises clients on matters regarding social media and the risks and implications it may have in the labor and employment arena.