CRAWFORD, WISHNEW & LANG represents clients in matters that span the full spectrum of labor and employment law, including disputes regarding non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, theft of trade secrets and confidential information, as well as discrimination disputes before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Texas Workforce Commission. We also have substantial experience negotiating and enforcing severance agreements, obtaining and defeating injunctions and recovering damages for both employers and employees. Whether our clients are companies seeking to protect the confidential information that allows them to maintain a competitive advantage or departing employees seeking to protect their right to fairly compete and make a living, we understand the unique legal issues that exist in today’s modern workplace and utilize our experience to help our clients tackle these issues both in and out of the courtroom. In fact, we often counsel employers who are proactively seeking to avoid litigation by reviewing their company handbooks and policy manuals (such as hiring, termination, disability accommodation and medical leave), as well as assist them in complying with federal and state employment laws. Some of our prior representations have included:   

   

  • Representing a professional athlete in a dispute over an employment agreement with a local professional sports franchise. Obtained a favorable settlement on behalf of client.

  • Successfully represented a Fortune 500 company against allegations that it violated federal discrimination laws.

  • Successfully represented a Texas state agency in an arbitration against a labor union.

  • Representing employers in cases involving alleged violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (including wage and overtime claims). Obtained dismissals and forced nominal settlements.

Partner Dave Wishnew is also a contributing author to the book “Texas Litigators’ Guide to Departing Employees” (Mark Shank, Texas Lawyer).