Press Release

Morgan Lewis Expands Labor & Employment Team in Texas

April 21, 2011

HOUSTON, April 21, 2011: Morgan Lewis today announced that Stefanie Moll—a past Chair of the Houston Bar Association's Labor and Employment Law Section—has joined the firm as partner in its Labor and Employment practice, resident in Houston.  With nearly 14 years of experience representing large and midsize employers across a broad range of industries, Ms. Moll will further strengthen the firm's capabilities in Texas and nationally.

"With the rising number of claims against employers nationwide, adding Stefanie in Houston will help us provide clients—particularly in Texas—the service they expect and need on increasingly complex issues," noted Joseph J. Costello, leader of the Labor and Employment Practice at Morgan Lewis. "Stefanie has both the subject matter know-how and the client synergies to step in and hit the ground running."

Ms. Moll focuses her practice on employment litigation in federal and state courts and in arbitration. A "Texas Rising Star" for five consecutive years, she has experience litigating on behalf of management in a variety of employment law disputes involving all types of discrimination claims, collective actions arising under the FLSA; ERISA denial-of-benefits claims; FMLA and WARN Act claims; noncompete matters; and state law wrongful termination, whistleblower, and retaliation claims.

Ms. Moll represents clients in the oil and gas, healthcare, technology, professional services, and retail industries. In addition to her litigation practice, she provides advice to clients on employment-related matters such as reduction-in-force (RIF) planning, policy development, and employee discipline issues.

She joins a Labor and Employment team that has been a finalist or winner in The American Lawyer Magazine's "Litigation Department of the Year: Labor and Employment Law" contest since 2004. Top ranked in directories and surveys like Chambers, Legal 500, and Law360's "Employment Groups of the Year"; the practice is home to more than 250 lawyers, paralegals, and employment specialists covering every geographic region.