College of Labor and Employment Lawyers Elects Gary Fowler to Fellowship


Jackson Walker partner Gary Fowler has been elected as a Fellow of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. Fellows of the College are recognized as distinguished members of the labor and employment community who promote achievement, advancement, and excellence in the practice by setting standards of professionalism and civility, by sharing their experience and knowledge, and by acting as a resource for academia, the government, the judiciary, and the community at large.

Headquartered in Maryland, The College of Labor & Employment Lawyers is a nonprofit professional association that honors leading lawyers in the practice of Labor and Employment Law. In August 1996, the College welcomed its first-ever class of elected Fellows. Each class of Fellows is elected by the Board of Governors, which comprises 16 Fellows representing attorneys who primarily represent labor unions, employees, management, and neutrals (e.g., judges, arbitrators, mediators, and professors).

Gary was inducted as a Fellow of the College during the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law’s 12th annual conference on November 10, 2018, in San Francisco, California. To view the list of inductees, visit the College’s website.


Meet Gary

As a Co-Chair of Jackson Walker’s Labor & Employment practice, W. Gary Fowler advises and defends his clients on labor and employment matters. Gary is recognized for his experience in the Americans with Disabilities Act and for his knowledge of covenants not to compete, which are particularly complex under Texas law. He advises clients in specific difficult workplace situations, provides preventative services in employee handbooks, documentation, and in-house seminars, and prepares and analyzes employment contracts and related documents to protect his client’s interests. Gary is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law and frequently speaks on non-competition issues and employment law. The Best Lawyers in America has recognized Gary for his work in Labor and Employment Law – Management since 2006 and named him Lawyer of the Year in that category in 2017. He is a member of the Board of Governors of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, a past Chair and President of the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra, and a member of the Board of Visitors for the Honors College of Texas Christian University.