Lonnie Schooler Serves on Panel Discussing Employment Law Cases in the Supreme Court 2018 Term


On Monday, July 8, 2019, Jackson Walker partner Lionel M. Schooler participated in a panel discussion on employment law cases during the 2018 term of the United States Supreme Court, which began on October 1, 2018. Presented by the Houston Bar Association (HBA) Labor & Employment Law Section, the panel was held at the Magnolia Hotel in Houston, Texas.

During the panel, Lonnie and fellow presenters Sidd Rao, Lazarz Slobin LLP and Chair of the Labor & Employment Law Section, and Katherine Mize, Mize PC,  addressed key employment issues relating to age discrimination and arbitration of employment disputes. For insights on the employment-related Supreme Court cases of Lamps Plus v. VarelaNew Prime v. Oliveira; and Mt. Lemmon Fire Dist. v. Guido, view Lonnie Schooler’s “Preview of Employment Cases Pending Before the Supreme Court,” authored on October 3, 2018.

The HBA Labor & Employment Law Section comprises plaintiff and defense labor and employment law attorneys, in-house counsel, public sector/government attorneys, and mediators and arbitrators with experience in labor and employment law. Through its monthly lunch meetings, the Section strives to provide attorneys in Houston and surrounding areas with cutting-edge, topical seminars for CLE credit.

Meet Lonnie

Lionel M. Schooler is a management-side employment lawyer and recognized authority on employment law, federal appellate practice, and arbitration. Lonnie’s employment practice focuses on counseling clients and litigating, on a nationwide basis, claims under all employment laws, wage and hour claims, and investigations by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the U.S. Department of Labor, and the Texas Workforce Commission. Lonnie is also experienced as an arbitrator on the Commercial and Employment Panels of the American Arbitration Association and as an advocate. He was selected for inclusion by the National Association of Distinguished Neutrals and is certified as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators for international arbitration matters. Lonnie previously served as 2015-2016 Chair of the HBA Labor & Employment Law Section. Currently, he serves on the Board of the Houston Bar Association and the Editorial Board of Dispute Resolution Magazine.

Lonnie initiated the Supreme Court Term panel in 2014, and this is the sixth consecutive year that the Section has presented the program.