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Jonathan Wilson is board certified in labor and employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and has tried dozens of cases to juries, judges, arbitrators and administrative agencies. One of his primary focuses has been defending employers in wage-hour cases. In addition, he defends clients in discrimination and whistle-blower lawsuits, executive contract disputes, and fiduciary and unfair competition claims. He has also successfully represented employers in union organizing drives, unfair labor practice and representation cases before the National Labor Relations Board, negotiations of collective bargaining agreements, and labor arbitrations. His experience crosses a wide variety of industries, including manufacturing, retail, service, financial and capital investments, healthcare, construction and transportation.

Jonathan's recent experience includes:

  • Successfully defending clients in wage-hour and collective action cases and advising clients regarding compensation practices to minimize the risk of liability under state and federal wage-hour laws
  • Representing companies in disputes involving former employees, including recovering $500,000 in lost profits on behalf of an employer in a suit against a senior sales manager in a breach of fiduciary and unfair competition case; securing an injunction and forcing former employees of a client to turn over future profits from customers; and obtaining a judgment against a former shareholder resulting in forfeiture of the shareholder's stock as a result of violation of a covenant not to compete
  • Successfully assisting a large regional hospital in defeating an organizing drive by the CNA and the Teamsters Union
  • Defeating a former employee's claim of class-wide discrimination, resulting in dismissal of all class and individual claims, and an award in favor of the employer of more than $50,000 in sanctions and attorneys' fees
  • Securing a nationwide injunction against union work stoppages and encouragement of employee slowdowns in violation of a collective bargaining agreement
  • Planning and developing of selection criteria, and implementing major corporate restructurings and reductions-in-force for clients
  • Successfully defending employers and senior company officials in lawsuits claiming sexual harassment, defamation, discrimination and failure to accommodate under the ADA, and tortious interference and emotional distress

At his previous firm, Jonathan chaired the labor and employment law section, served as co-chair of the wage hour litigation group, and was a former member of the firm's Practice Management Committee.

PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS

  • Member, Dallas Bar Association
  • Member, Labor and Employment Law Section - State Bar of Texas
  • Member, Labor and Employment Law Section - American Bar Association
  • Member, Federal Labor Standards Legislative Committee - American Bar Association
  • Member, Planning Committee, Annual Employment Law Symposium - Texas Association of Business and Society for Human Resource Management

RECOGNITION

  • Named, The Best Lawyers in America, 2002-2013
  • Named, America's Leading Lawyers for Business - Chambers USA, 2012 and 2013
  • Named, Super Lawyer in Labor and Employment Law - Texas, 2001-2012
  • Fellow, College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, 2011
  • Order of the Coif

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SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS