Michael A. Drab
Michael Drab is an attorney in the Labor & Employment section of Jackson Walker’s Houston office. His practice focuses on resolving disputes for employers and businesses. Prior to joining the Firm, Michael served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Andrew M. Edison in the Southern District of Texas.
Michael was a case clerk with Jackson Walker in 2019 and 2020. During that time, he worked on cases involving breach of post-employment restrictive covenants, collective action wage and hour disputes arising under the Fair Labor Standards Act, and discrimination cases filed under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. During law school, Michael also worked as a consumer protection law clerk for the Texas Attorney General and as a law clerk for Disability Rights Texas.
B.A., magna cum laude, University of Houston
J.D., University of Houston Law Center
U.S. District Court for the Southern and Western Districts of Texas
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas
- Co-Author, “Supreme Court Addresses Federal Arbitration Act’s Residual Clause, But Circuit Split Remains Regarding Personal Jurisdiction in FLSA Cases,” Jackson Walker Insights (June 2022)
- Co-Author, “Effective Use of Expert Witnesses,” State Bar of Texas 30th Annual Advanced Employment Law Course (April 2022)
- Co-Author, “Key Highlights from OSHA’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard,” Jackson Walker Insights (January 2022)
- Co-Author, “What Federal Contractors Need to Know About the New Minimum Wage Requirements,” Jackson Walker Insights (January 2022)
- Speaker, “Remote Work: Risks and Best Practices” Jackson Walker Virtual Labor & Employment Law Symposium (December 2021)
- Terry Foundation Alumni Advisory Board Member, 2022
- The People’s Law School, Student Volunteer, 2018-2019
- National Hemophilia Foundation, Volunteer, 2007-2015
- Camp Ailihpomeh Board of Directors, 2013-2014
- Greater Houston Partnership, Houston Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs (HYPE)
January 20, 2023Insights
On January 5, 2023, the Federal Trade Commission announced a proposed regulation that would prohibit non-compete agreements in the workplace. The proposed rule follows on the heels of a statement issued by the FTC in November 2022 declaring its intention to exercise authority under Section 5 of the FTC Act and an earlier Executive Order issued by President Biden in July 2021 urging the FTC to promulgate new rules governing non-competes.
By G. Scott Fiddler and Michael Drab
November 7, 2022Client Results
Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt on November 2, 2022, granted a second stay of the impending execution for death row inmate Richard Glossip in the State v. Glossip case. Obtaining the stay was critical to allow time for the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals to review a request for a new evidentiary hearing in his case.
July 7, 2022Newsletters
View the July 2022 edition of the Labor & Employment Dispatch.
June 9, 2022Insights
Supreme Court Addresses Federal Arbitration Act’s Residual Clause, But Circuit Split Remains Regarding Personal Jurisdiction in FLSA Cases
By Lionel Schooler, David Schlottman, & Michael Drab | On June 6, 2022, the Supreme Court addressed two cases involving employment law issues.
February 1, 2022Newsletters
View the February 2022 edition of the Labor & Employment Dispatch.
January 26, 2022Insights
Update: On January 25, 2022, OSHA announced it is withdrawing the vaccination-or-test emergency temporary standard. The withdrawal will be published in the Federal Register and take effect on January 26. The standard will remain in the federal register as a notice of proposed rulemaking. Expect the Department of Labor to move to dismiss pending litigation as moot. Challengers to the vaccination-or-test rule will have to voice their concerns during the notice and comment period.
January 17, 2022Insights
By Michael Drab | Effective January 30, 2022, the hourly minimum wage for employees of federal contractors will be $15.00 ($10.50 for tipped workers), and will increase annually based on inflation. This article discusses requirements issued by the U.S. Department of Labor for the order.
November 2, 2021Webinars
This year’s Fall Labor & Employment Symposium is going virtual! Join Jackson Walker and Lockton Dunning Benefits for our lunchtime sessions.
October 4, 2021Attorney News
This year, Jackson Walker proudly welcomes 16 law school graduates to expand our Corporate & Securities, Finance & Banking, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment, Real Estate, Trial & Appellate Litigation, and Wealth Planning practices.