Overview

Greg McAllister represents employers regarding overtime, noncompetition/nonsolicitation, trade secrets, independent contractor classification, and executive compensation. His clients often request or defend against temporary restraining orders (TROs) and injunctions. He advises employers on human resource issues regarding handbooks, workplace violence, interviews, and termination. His experience has enabled him to:

  • Obtain two unanimous defense jury verdicts in class/collective action lawsuits regarding overtime under Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Obtain and defend against TROs and injunctions in lawsuits regarding noncompetition, nonsolicitation, lift-outs and trade secrets
  • Obtain orders granting pre-suit depositions of former employees under Rule 202
  • Obtain reversal of Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) determination regarding claimant's eligibility for unemployment
  • Obtain dismissal of client from Texas lawsuit based on contract’s forum selection clause
  • Negotiate and draft settlement agreements regarding claims under the FLSA (collective actions and single plaintiff), Americans with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Title VII of the Human Rights Act, Texas Commission on Human Rights Act and Texas Payday Act
  • Litigate state and federal cases involving discrimination, trade secrets, noncompetition, FLSA, special appearances and executive compensation
  • Represent companies facing Department of Labor (DOL) audits regarding overtime and joint employer claims
  • Respond to charges by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC)
  • Draft handbooks, policies and contracts such as noncompetition, nondisclosure, severance, retention and change-in-control agreements

Playing and coaching football taught him valuable lessons about teamwork, competition, and tenacity. He applies these lessons and his passion to his legal practice every day. He was a researcher and contributing author and editor of Texas Litigators’ Guide to Departing Employee Cases. During law school, Greg was an editor of the International Law Review.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

State Bar of Texas

Member

Dallas Bar Association

Member

Labor and Employment Section

Dallas Bar Association

Mentor

Summer Law Intern Program

Dallas Bar Association

Co-Chair

Home Project for Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity

Dallas Bar Association

Volunteer

Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project

Dallas Bar Association and Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity

2014

Member

Steering Committee, 2013 Leadership Class

Dallas Association of Young Lawyers

Member

Charity Ball Committee, benefiting EPIC and Habitat for Humanity

Dallas Association of Young Lawyers

2014-2016

Recognition

Named, Rising Star

Texas

Super Lawyers

2015-2018

Named, Up-and-Coming 100: 2018 Texas Rising Stars

Texas

Super Lawyers

2018

Named, One to Watch

Dallas Association of Young Lawyers

2015

Recipient, Spirit of Habitat Award

Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity

2014

Dean's List

Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law

Ziegler Fellowship

Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law

First Place, Mock Trial Competition

Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law

Nominee, Scholar-Athlete of the Year

California Lutheran University

News, Analysis & Press

Show Me The Money: Recent Developments Regarding Damages In Employment Cases

State Bar of Texas

January 2018

DAYL Presents $44K to Habitat for Humanity, EPIC

Texas Lawbook

March 2016

TMI on Social Media? How to Keep Company Policies Lawful

Texas Lawbook

February 2015

DAYL's Ones to Watch

Dallas Association of Young Lawyers

February 1, 2015

DAYL Presents $50,000 to Dallas Habitat and EPIC

Texas Lawbook

February 2015

Shift in the Law Means It's Time to Review Nonsolicitation Covenants

Texas Lawyer

April 2014

Dallas Bar Association's Home Project Builds its 23rd Home

Texas Lawbook

February 2014

Texas Litigators’ Guide to Departing Employee Cases

Texas Lawyer

January 2014

A Volunteer Gives Back to the Community

Framework

Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity

December 2013

Texas Employment Law Update

Labor & Employment Section - Dallas Bar Association

October 2013

Pitfalls of Departing Employees

Dallas Bar Association

August 2013

Social Media and the Law

WFAA – Channel 8 News

June 2013

Lawyers armed with hammers are building in South Dallas

The Dallas Morning News

March 5, 2013

Employees' Emails Highlight the Importance of Effective Policies

Dallas Bar Association

November 2012

Texas Employment Law Update

Labor & Employment Section - Dallas Bar Association

October 2012

What happens if an employer asks for your Facebook password?

Law Firm 4.0 Blog

March 2012

Texas Employment Law Update

Labor & Employment Section - Dallas Bar Association

October 2011

The Complete Lawyer

Defense Research Institute (DRI)

April 2011

Speaking Engagements

Employers’ 2018 Resolutions: April Weigh-in

Rockwall County Bench Bar Conference

April 2018

Labor & Employment Law: Panel Discussion

UNT Dallas College of Law

April 2018

Labor & Employment Law: Panel Discussion

Texas A&M School of Law

March 2018

Alternative Dispute Resolution: Employment Disputes

Texas A&M School of Law

March 2018

Supervisor’s Guide to Understanding, Preventing, and Correcting Harassment and Discrimination

Association of Legal Administrators – Dallas Chapter

January 2018

Mediating Employment Disputes

Texas A&M School of Law

October 2017

Supervisor’s Guide to Understanding, Preventing, and Correcting Harassment, Discrimination, and Retaliation

Vertical Alliance Group

September 2017

Life Cycle of Departed Employee Litigation

Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC)

April 2017

Hit with an EEOC Charge – Now What?

Vertical Alliance Group

February 2017

Fair Labor Standards Act: What to Expect in 2017

Client HR Team Presentation

February 2017

Business of Practicing Law

SMU Dedman School of Law

February 2017

Labor and Employment Law Panel

UNT Dallas College of Law

January 2017

FLSA in 2017

DallasHR Legal Exchange Conference

January 10, 2017

Six Ways to Prepare Your Company for the New Overtime Rule

Texas Trucking Association

October 2016

The Department of Labor’s Voluntary Agreements

Dallas Bar Association, Franchise and Distribution Law Section

October 2016

Preparing for Change: DOL’s Final Rule on Overtime

Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce

July 2016

Employers’ 2016 Resolutions: Mid-year Check

Attorney VENUE, Dallas, TX

June 2016

Independent Contracting Under Attack

Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC)

May 2016

Labor and Employment Panel

SMU Dedman School of Law

March 2016

Operation Blue Shield: Power of One

Dallas Bar Association

December 2015

Pro and Cons of Social Media in the Workplace

Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce

June 2015

Law Practice Management

SMU Dedman School of Law

March 2015

Law Practice Management

SMU Dedman School of Law

January 2015

Spoliation standards in Texas

Firm Presentation

August 2014

When Social Media and the Workplace Collide

Dallas Association of Young Lawyers

June 2014

Social Media: Employment Law and Ethics

St. Mary's University School of Law, Dallas-Fort Worth Alumni Chapter

March 2014

Law Practice Management

SMU Dedman School of Law

January 2014

Social Media: Litigation and Legal Ethics

Dallas Bar Association

June 2013

Law Practice Management

SMU Dedman School of Law

February 2013

Social Media: Employment Law and Ethics

Firm Presentation

January 2013

Education

  • J.D., Southern Methodist University, 2011cum laude
  • B.A., California Lutheran University, 2000

Bar Admission

Texas

Courts

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas