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Employment and Labor

Our healthcare attorneys work closely with the Firm’s employment and labor attorneys to address all of our healthcare industry clients’ employment relationship needs. We have represented a variety of organizations in the healthcare industry in regard to their employment and labor needs, including medical device manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, nationwide and regional hospital systems, nonprofit hospitals, and healthcare collection management companies, among others.

Overview

Our healthcare attorneys work closely with the Firm’s employment and labor attorneys to address all of our healthcare industry clients’ employment relationship needs. We draft medical bylaws, personnel policies, and employee manuals and assist in the formulation of fair hearing procedures. We counsel clients regarding all federal, state, and local laws applicable to employers and represent clients in contract negotiations, investigations, and hearings, including claims involving the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Our attorneys also represent clients in the resolution of employment and labor disputes through mediation, arbitration, agency proceedings, and litigation.

We have represented a variety of organizations in the healthcare industry in regard to their employment and labor needs, including medical device manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, nationwide and regional hospital systems, nonprofit hospitals, and healthcare collection management companies, among others.

Received a top national ranking for Employment Law-Management in U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" 2019

Named among the top firms in Texas for Labor & Employment in Chambers USA 2019 by Chambers and Partners

Named among the top firms in Texas for Healthcare in Chambers USA 2019 by Chambers and Partners

Experience

  • Represent medical device manufacturing companies on non-compete and non-solicit matters across the United States
  • Represented a nonprofit North Texas-based health system and several physicians and administrators in a lawsuit by a cardiologist alleging discrimination, harassment, defamation, and tortious interference with contract, among other claims
  • Regularly advise hospitals, physician groups, and individual physicians on employment agreements and confidentiality, non-competition, and non-solicitation agreements
  • Regularly advise hospitals and physician groups on hiring physicians who are subject to confidentiality, non-competition, and non-solicitation agreements with prior employers
  • Manage hospital contract litigation for a national hospital company, including disputes related to provider employment agreements, non-competition and non-solicitation covenants, hospital services agreements, physician recruitment agreements, medical director agreements, lease agreements, peer review matters, and privacy issues
  • Conducted a workplace harassment investigation for a healthcare collection management company
  • Obtained a favorable arbitration award for a global medical device and surgical suture company against a union seeking overtime and related remedies for approximately 1,000 employees
  • Represented a pharmaceutical client in an employment-discrimination case before the El Paso Court of Appeals; obtained a reversal of a jury verdict and rendition of judgment in the client’s favor

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