Kevin advises and defends employers inside and outside of the courtroom in a wide range of labor and employment law issues. He provides guidance to executives and HR professionals concerning executive employment agreements and compensation issues, wage and hour compliance, leave and accommodation concerns, internal investigations, personnel discipline and discharge decisions, reductions in force, risk reduction, workplace safety and litigation prevention strategies. Additionally, Kevin regularly advises corporate clients in structuring the employment aspects of complex merger and acquisition transactions.
Kevin also represents his clients in employment-related disputes in state and federal courts, as well as before administrative agencies, including claims related to discrimination, retaliation, harassment, wage and hour, and family and medical leave. He has obtained injunctive relief in numerous cases involving noncompetition agreements and other restrictive covenants. Kevin has tried multiple jury and bench trials, all of which returned verdicts in favor of his clients. In other cases, he obtained summary judgment for the defense on age, race, disability, discrimination, harassment and retaliation cases. Kevin also represents employers in arbitrations and mediations and has achieved favorable results for his clients before a variety of appellate courts.
His litigation experience extends beyond employment matters, where he has represented wide variety of businesses in complex commercial litigation in areas such as real estate disputes, contracts, insurance coverage and partnership conflicts.
Kevin serves as the lateral recruiting partner for the firm’s Dallas office and is a member of the firm’s hiring committee.