Julie Springer maintains a national trial practice, representing clients in all types of employment and business-related disputes in federal and state courts and regulatory agencies throughout Texas and the United States. Julie offers extensive litigation expertise in a broad range of matters, including lawsuits involving claims of discrimination, harassment and other traditional employment claims, both on an individual and class-wide basis; defense of national wage and hour collective and class actions under both federal and state law; and business disputes involving claims of breach of contract, breach of non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, and misappropriation of trade secret claims.
In addition, Julie regularly counsels corporate and individual clients on all facets of the employer-employee relationship, including negotiating the various agreements that govern the employment relationship such as executive compensation agreements and separation agreements. Formerly a partner with the Austin firm of Scott, Douglass & McConnico, Julie has tried numerous jury and non-jury trials to verdict and is one of the few attorneys in the state who is Board Certified in both Labor & Employment Law and Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
- Extensive experience successfully defending clients, including national telecommunications company, regional restaurant chain, and regional homebuilder, in a variety of collective and class actions throughout the United States involving allegations of federal and state wage and hour laws. Classes typically involved thousands of plaintiffs and allegations such as employee misclassification, independent contractor misclassification, tip pool violations, miscalculation of overtime, and off-the-clock violations under the Fair Labor Standards Act and various state laws
- Successfully tried to jury verdict or obtained summary judgment on behalf of numerous clients, both large and small businesses, throughout Texas and the United States, in cases involving allegations of discrimination, harassment, FMLA violations, workers’ compensation retaliation, defamation, and other claims arising out of the employee/employer relationship.
- Successfully defended and pursued claims on behalf of companies and executives stemming from disputes over non-competition, non-solicitation, and non-disclosure agreements, as well as allegations of breach of fiduciary duty and misappropriation of trade secrets.
- Represented private university in Title IX litigation arising from the addition of a women’s sport.
- Represent and advise private universities in Texas regarding tenured faculty matters.
- Counsels, represents and advises numerous clients, in a wide range of industries, on matters before various federal and state agencies, such as the Department of Labor, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the National Labor Relations Board.
- Routinely counsels executives and companies in negotiation of the various agreements that govern the employment relationship, including executive compensation packages, non-competition, non-solicitation and severance agreements.
HONORS and DISTINCTIONS
Board Certified, Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Board Certified, Labor and Employment Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Texas Super Lawyers, 2011-present, Thomson Reuters Legal
BTI Client Service All Star, 2008
Baylor University Young Lawyer of the Year, 2003
All Texas State Courts
U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma
U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth, Ninth and Tenth Circuits
Board Member, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
American Bar Association, Member
Austin Bar Association, Member
Austin Bar Foundation, Founding Member
State Bar of Texas, Member
Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
J.D. Baylor Law School, with honors, 1987
Executive Editor, Baylor Law Review
B.A. Baylor University, summa cum laude, 1985
Briefing Attorney, Judge Sam D. Johnson, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit