W. Gary Fowler
Gary advises and defends his clients on labor and employment matters. His particular interests include executive compensation and contracts, covenants not to compete, and disability law. He provides emergency, “on the spot” advice for clients on employment crises requiring immediate attention. He represents employers in nationwide collective actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
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. His clients include media companies, financial institutions, entertainment, healthcare companies, retailers, and insurance companies.
Gary is a frequent speaker on non-competition issues and employment 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. He has defended employers in discrimination, covenant not to compete, and employment contract cases. He defends clients in actions before the Department of Labor, the National Labor Relations Board, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
B.A., summa cum laude, Texas Christian University
J.D., Yale Law School
- Law Clerk, Hon. Sam D. Johnson, United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1984-86
United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
United States District Court for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas