Haynes and Boone, LLP proudly congratulates Partners Purvi Patel Albers and Felicity Fowler for being honored as top businesswomen in Texas by the National Diversity Council (NDC). Albers received a 2016 Texas Most Powerful Business Women award and Fowler was a recipient of the Houston Top 15 Business Women award.
Selection was based on each individual’s contributions to business growth and strategic direction, proven record of accomplishments in their area of expertise, and their ability to serve as an effective role model who inspires other women and is active in mentoring the next generation of female professionals. Each awardee stands atop their field in several industries such as health care, law, technology, retail and oil & gas.
“The 2016 Most Powerful Businesswomen award gives well-deserved recognition to the women who have exhibited a proven record of success in their field,” said Dennis Kennedy, founder and chairman of the National Diversity Council. “Our organization takes great pride in honoring this distinguished group of accomplished women who are helping lead their businesses to greater heights.”
Albers focuses her practice on brand management, including domestic and international trademark portfolio protection and enforcement, and has extensive experience with trade dress and copyright counseling, IP licensing, social media, and cybersquatting and Internet issues. She counsels Fortune 500 companies and high growth ventures on the protection of their valuable brand investments and in recent years has been singled out by World Trademark Review for her "sophisticated brand management skills" and "incisive analysis, commercial awareness, and fast turnaround times.”
Albers’s commitment to her clients has been recognized by the International Law Office (ILO) and Lexology in their Client Choice Awards - 2015, wherein she was awarded the exclusive winner of the Client Service award for Intellectual Property: Trademarks category. She also spent four months as acting trademark counsel for a leading global Internet retailer.
Fowler is a partner in the Labor and Employment Practice Group. She is certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization as a specialist in the field of Labor and Employment Law, and she counsels clients in areas such as wage and hour law, discrimination and harassment claims, leaves of absence, employee terminations and reductions in force. Fowler regularly represents employers in employment litigation (including class actions) in state and federal court and in employment arbitrations. She also advises clients on the risks and implications arising from the use of social media, and creates guidelines and social media policy recommendations.