Porter Hedges Expands Employment Practice with New Partner Laura Alaniz
Porter Hedges announced today that Laura Alaniz has joined the firm as a new partner in the employment section of our litigation practice group. Laura is an experienced litigator and advisor focusing on representation of management in all aspects of labor and employment law matters. She utilizes her experience to provide guidance to her clients on how to avoid litigation and minimize their risk of claims. She is Board Certified in Labor and Employment by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
Laura regularly represents employers and their leadership in all types of employment disputes, including suits for wrongful termination, retaliation, harassment and discrimination, wage and hour disputes, disability accommodation, breach of contract, and suits for violation of state and federal statutes, such as the FLSA, FMLA, WARN, and the Texas workers’ compensation retaliation statute. She has successfully resolved hundreds of demand letters, EEOC charges of discrimination, and lawsuits alleging various forms of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and other employment claims.
On the counseling side, Laura’s practice focuses on compliance issues relating to employment law and prevention of claims, including counseling clients regarding hiring and termination of employees, leaves of absence, layoffs, unemployment compensation, employment handbooks and policies, and conducting employee and management training. Her practice also includes drafting employment contracts, non-disclosure agreements, and anti-competition-hiring-solicitation agreements.
“Laura’s experience in both litigating and counseling on employment matters will serve our clients across a broad range of industries. She is a welcome addition to our employment group at Porter Hedges,” said Managing Partner Rob Reedy.
The Texas Diversity Counsel has recognized Laura as one of the ‘Top 50 Women Lawyers’ in Houston.
Laura received her J.D. from Baylor University School of Law and her B.S. from the University of Texas at Austin.