Laura is an employment attorney who advises J&O clients on all aspects of labor and employment law. Before starting at J&O, Laura was an associate attorney in Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati's Austin office, specializing in employment law and trade secrets litigation, and was an associate attorney in Arnold & Porter's San Francisco office, specializing in labor and employment law. She has represented clients in a wide variety of employment-related matters, including employee misclassification and other wage and hour issues, discrimination (including age, disability, race, national origin, sex, and sexual orientation), harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, and ERISA.
Laura also has experience counseling employers on issues such as hiring practices, employment policies and contracts, terminations and reductions in force, internal investigations, leave laws, trade secrets and employee mobility, and covenants not to compete, as well as other issues that arise under federal, state, or local labor and employment laws. She has reviewed and drafted numerous employment and separation agreements, employee handbooks, and employment policies, including social media, vacation, and leave policies.
Laura received her Juris Doctor from Northeastern University School of Law, and her Bachelor of Science at the University of Texas at Austin. Laura is admitted to the bar in California, Texas and Washington. She currently lives in Austin with her husband and two sons. In her free time she enjoys yoga and exploring Austin's live music and festival scene.