Linda C. Schoonmaker has defended employers for almost thirty years in lawsuits, arbitrations and administrative charges brought by employees and governmental agencies throughout the country. Ms. Schoonmaker has practiced law at Seyfarth Shaw in the Houston office for the past seventeen years, and is a partner in the firm’s Labor & Employment Department.
She has served on the Seyfarth Shaw Women’s National Leadership Team, and in March 2013, the Texas Women Lawyers honored Ms. Schoonmaker with its Pathfinder Award.
Described in the 2013 edition of Legal 500 as “one of the best and brightest lawyers anywhere”, and by a contributor to the 2009 edition as ” one of the most competent and capable trial lawyers I’ve ever encountered”, Ms. Schoonmaker has been Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Labor and Employment Law since 1994, and is a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas.
In addition to employment litigation defense involving all forms of discrimination, wage/hour, and whistleblower claims, she provides counseling and training to employers regarding employment policies and state and federal laws impacting the employment relationship, manages OSHA and EEOC investigations, and prosecutes and defends non-competition/trade secrets litigation.
In 2014, the Texas Medical Liability Trust selected Ms. Schoonmaker to develop and conduct its Continuing Medical Education programs on employment and false claims act issues for physicians practicing throughout the State of Texas.
- J.D., University of Houston Law Center, cum laude
- Order of the Coif; Publications Editor, Houston Law Review; Board 25
- B.A., Syracuse University; attended Vassar College
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