John Brown is board certified in labor and employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He represents clients in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies in all types of employment-related matters. Mr. Brown routinely represents employers in disputes involving discrimination, retaliation, employment agreements, non-competition agreements, and claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
Mr. Brown has extensive experience defending employers against FLSA claims. He has represented a wide variety of employers against allegations that employees worked off-the-clock or were misclassified as exempt from overtime pay. He has served as lead counsel in numerous FLSA cases, including collective actions and an action he successfully moved to consolidate by the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation.
Mr. Brown has obtained successful results for employers in the courtroom. He has won trials ranging from a single-plaintiff discrimination lawsuit to an FLSA collective action involving hundreds of plaintiffs. He also has obtained temporary restraining orders (TROs) and temporary injunctions to protect confidential information and prevent unfair competition. At the appellate level, Mr. Brown has argued and won cases in state and federal appellate courts.
Admitted to Practice:
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Eastern, Northern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas
U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Oklahoma