Overview

Gretchen Agena represents employers in administrative proceedings and lawsuits involving claims under:

  • Title VII
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act
  • The Fair Labor Standards Act
  • The Texas Workers' Compensation Act

Gretchen also handles claims related to the misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of employment contracts and covenants not to compete and counsels employers on a broad range of personnel issues, from disciplinary actions to policy formulation to compliance with federal, state and local laws.

In law school, Gretchen was an articles editor for the Houston Law Review.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

Houston Bar Association

Recognition

Named, The Best Lawyers in America©

2020

Order of the Coif

Order of the Barons

News, Analysis & Press

What’s So Fair About It?: The Need to Amend the Fair Labor Standards Act

39 Hous. L. Rev. 1119

2002

Speaking Engagements

Deep in the Heart of Texas: The State of Employment Law in the Lone Star State

2017 Littler Houston Employer Conference

August 10, 2017
2016 Houston Employer Conference

Houston, TX

August 11, 2016
2015 Houston Employer Conference

Houston, TX

August 13, 2015
New Year, New Hires: Tips and Strategies for Avoiding Litigation Arising from the Hiring Process

Houston, TX

January 29, 2015
The 2014 Houston Employer Conference

Houston, TX

August 14, 2014
The 2012 Houston Employer Conference

Houston, TXDallas, TX

August 2, 2012

How to Keep Your CEO Out of Jail: What Every HR Professional and Employment Counsel Should Know About the Federal Sentencing Guidelines

The 2012 Houston Employer Conference

Littler Mendelson, Houston, TX

August 2, 2012
The 2011 Houston Employer Conference

Houston, TX

August 11, 2011

Education

  • J.D., University of Houston Law Center, 2003summa cum laude
  • B.A., University of Houston, 1996summa cum laude

Bar Admission

Texas

Courts

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