Scott McLaughlin, Lionel Schooler, and Marlene Williams Featured in “Houston Business Journal” Labor and Employment Law Guide

March 11, 2015 | Attorney News

Jackson Walker ranked No. 11 in the HBJ's annual list of the largest Houston labor and employment firms. In conjunction with the ranking, the HBJ profiled selected attorneys at those firms. Scott McLaughlin, Lonnie Schooler, and Marlene Williams were among those featured, providing insight about their practice and trends they are seeing in the industry. Scott began his practice as a labor/employment lawyer, and he still represents companies in all aspects of labor/employment matters. He has also developed significant experience and expertise, however, in breach of fiduciary duty and fraud litigation, with extensive trade secret/noncompete litigation, as well as shareholder litigation experience in the context of closely held companies. Mr. McLaughlin received his B.S. from Rice University and his J.D. from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University. Lonnie has developed significant expertise in labor and employment law as well as business litigation (with an emphasis in federal practice). He has also served as an arbitrator in business, healthcare, construction, and employment disputes, as well as a consultant to parties on arbitration matters. Mr. Schooler received his B.A. in history, with departmental honors, from the University of Pennsylvania and his J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law. Marlene has experience representing employers and management in all aspects of employment law, including discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims, leave matters, wrongful discharge and worker's compensation matters, wage and hour matters, non-compete disputes and trade secret cases. In addition to cases, Marlene counsels and trains clients on a wide variety of employment law issues, including investigations, wage and hour issues, leave issues, document retention, policy matters and employee retention. She received her J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law.

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Lionel M. Schooler
Partner, Houston