Rebecca Currier is an associate in the Employment Litigation Group at Baron & Budd, where she is responsible for advocating in collective and class actions lawsuits for clients to obtain payment of wages rightfully owed under federal and state laws. As a proponent for the protection of workers and their pay, Ms. Currier strives to ensure that hard-working people have a strong voice in the arena of complex labor and employment litigation.
Rebecca Currier has always been intrigued with the way the world works, literally. In furtherance of her lifelong interest in the history of labor economics, Ms. Currier has traveled the globe to seek a deeper understanding of how business relationships are cultivated and how they affect our world economy.
After obtaining a degree in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University in 2004, Ms. Currier chose to start her career with an internationally dispersed firm, where she worked with executive leadership to develop and implement human resource policy. Her experience working in corporate human resources sparked her interest in obtaining a law degree with a focus on employment law.
Ms. Currier began attending law school in the evenings while advancing her corporate career. In 2010, she graduated with her Juris Doctor from Texas Wesleyan School of Law (now Texas A&M School of Law), all while serving on the Law Review, placing in the top ten in Moot Court competitions, and completing a judicial externship. With Texas law license in hand, Ms. Currier left the corporate world to return to the town of her childhood in upstate New York where she prepared for the New York Bar exam.
Following successful stints at a couple of civil litigation firms, Ms. Currier launched her own firm, where she established a profitable practice. Her practice concentrated on the areas of law that present everyday challenges for many people. Ms. Currier assisted individuals on issues involving land-use violations, evictions, right of way disputes, land conveyances, probate, family law disputes, and criminal charges.
In 2014, after obtaining several favorable trial verdicts as a solo practitioner, Ms. Currier chose to relocate to Dallas, Texas with the intention of reprising her original interest in the practice of employment law. Ms. Currier returned to the Dallas-Fort Worth area to seek out a position where she could leverage her well-rounded experience in law and her industrial and labor relations background.
At Baron & Budd, Ms. Currier has a substantial motion practice in Federal Court over Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) wage and hour violations, Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act violations, and procedural issues such as class certifications and discovery disputes. Among other areas of labor law, she takes special interest in gender equality issues such as her representation of Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders in their quest for equal and fair compensation as female athletes.
Despite an enthusiastic devotion to her clients at Baron & Budd, Ms. Currier’s global interests persist. In furtherance of her efforts to learn how the goals of those in power impact the world economy and our labor laws, she has visited six of the seven continents.
Ms. Currier cultivates her interest in other civilizations by traveling internationally whenever she can. “I love experiencing other cultures: the food, the language, the art and architecture. The history of the laws by which other cultures govern themselves is a window into a deeper understanding of the world in which we live.”
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