Lauren West advocates for employers in US federal and state court litigation, arbitrations, and before administrative agencies against a wide variety of employment-related claims. In addition to representing employers in adversarial proceedings, Lauren regularly counsels clients on litigation-avoidance strategies and assists employers navigate federal and state employment laws, including Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the National Labor Relations Act, the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, and the Texas Labor Code.
In Lauren’s counseling practice, she routinely assists clients with a wide array of employment-related matters, including advising on employee terminations, drafting and reviewing employment agreements, separation agreements, and noncompetition agreements, revising employee handbooks and policies to comport with current law, and representing employers in wage and hour investigations conducted by the US Department of Labor. Lauren also creates and provides on-site training for managers and employees regarding compliance with federal and state employment laws.
Northwestern University School of Law, 2009, J.D.
Indiana University, Kelley School of Business, 2006, B.S., Business
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
US District Court for the Western District of Texas
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Employment, Law360 (2019)
Member, State Bar of Texas, Labor and Employment
Member, Dallas Bar Association
Member, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
Co-Chair, Young Employment & Labor Lawyers Committee of the DAYL (2015)
Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization