Clayton Davis litigates employment disputes in US federal and state courts and in arbitration. Clay has experience in a wide range of employment-related disputes, including litigation involving trade secrets, breach of contract, Title VII, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Clay also advises clients on strategies for avoiding litigation and compliance with various federal and state employment laws.
Clay’s experience includes achieving total dismissal of lawsuits and successfully handling appellate proceedings. He has managed all aspects of the pre-trial process, including successfully briefing pre-trial motions and conducting and defending depositions.
Clay also represents employers in labor-management relations matters. He has experience defending employers against unfair labor practice charges, and in labor arbitration proceedings.
Before joining Morgan Lewis, Clay was an associate at an international law firm in Dallas where he primarily defended clients in employment-related litigation.
Defended a transportation and rig moving company in a lawsuit involving numerous breach of contract and trade secret claims; obtained total dismissal of the lawsuit pursuant to the Texas Citizens Participation Act
Defended major defense contractor in discrimination-based actions; attained dismissal of discrimination claims
Represented employer in multistate Fair Labor Standards Act collective action
Represented company against former employee regarding misappropriation of confidential information; obtained temporary restraining order and temporary injunction against former employee
Represented a personal care electrical products manufacturer in a highly publicized lawsuit by its former CEO, which was successfully resolved for the client
Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, 2014, J.D., cum laude
University of Texas at Austin, 2008, B.A., with Honors, Phi Beta Kappa
US District Court for the Northern District of Texas
US District Court for the Southern District of Texas
US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Employment, Law360 (2019)