Aaron Holt is board certified in labor and employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. As a former felony prosecutor in Houston, Texas, with a decade of courtroom practice, Aaron’s trial experience informs his practical legal advice and solutions on policy compliance, risk assessment and litigation.
Aaron exclusively represents employers in state and federal courts across the country while advising clients on legal compliance and risk assessment for any labor and employment law issue.
Aaron’s experience includes class actions and multi-plaintiff litigation in all types of discrimination matters, retaliation claims, wage and hour disputes, disability and medical leave requests, as well as trade secret and noncompetition actions.
Aaron regularly defends employers before state and federal administrative agencies, including the Texas Workforce Commission, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the National Labor Relations Board.
Aaron’s traditional labor experience includes representing management in union representation and decertification elections, claims of unfair labor practices and injunction hearings. Aaron earned his J.D. from Texas Tech University School of Law and his B.S. in political science from Texas A&M University.
- Won summary judgment on claims of discrimination and retaliation brought under 42 USC § 1981, based upon race, and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), based upon an employee’s receipt of pension benefits, on behalf of a large grocery retailer.
- Won motion to dismiss on claims of disability and age discrimination and retaliation brought under the Fair Employment and Housing Act and California Family Rights Act following removal to United States District Court.
- Successfully negotiated dismissal of allegations of wage and hour violations brought by the Department of Labor’s Wage & Hour Division following an investigation and audit.
- Won motion to dismiss on behalf of employer and individually named managers on claims of discrimination, retaliation and hostile work environment based upon age and race under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, 42 USC § 1981 and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
- In Pennsylvania federal court, the court granted pre-answer motion to dismiss on claims of breach of contract and wrongful termination following an employee’s dismissal for positive drug test.
- Won summary judgment on claims of race discrimination, retaliation, and hostile work environment on behalf of individually named manager and employer in the financial services industry.
- Texas Tech University School of Law, J.D., 2008
- Texas A&M University, B.S., 2005
BAR ADMISSIONS : Texas
COURT ADMISSIONS :
- U.S. District Court — Southern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court — Northern District of Texas
- American Bar Association
- Houston Bar Association
- State Bar of Texas
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