Laura O’Donnell

Haynes and Boone LLP

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Congress Avenue 600
Austin 78701 TX US

Laura E. O’Donnell is dedicated to client service. She is a strong advocate and a trusted business partner. Laura is co-chair of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group and heads the firm’s Wage and Hour Litigation group. Laura is board certified in labor and employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Her practice includes employment litigation, client counseling, executive investigations, executive agreements and employment aspects of M&A and other corporate transactions. On the litigation front, Laura focuses on the defense of FLSA collective actions, but Laura also regularly defends employers against a multitude of employment-related claims. Laura has handled several appeals of employment decisions to Texas Courts of Appeal, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.


  • J.D., Baylor University School of Law, 1996, Presidential Scholarship Recipient; Member, Baylor Law Review
  • B.A., Trinity University, 1993



  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • Texas Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas


  • Keystone School of Board of Directors member
  • National Finance Industry Employment Law Committee (“NFIELC”)
  • American Bar Association’s Federal Labor Standards Committee
  • Child Advocates of San Antonio (CASA) Board of Directors member and former Board of Governors member
  • Texas Advocacy Project, former Board of Directors member
  • San Antonio Human Resource Management Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • San Antonio Bar Foundation
  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • San Antonio Women’s Chamber of Commerce


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