People: Alia Wynne, Counsel

Alia Wynne

Counsel

Houston
Direct: (713) 238-1831
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Alia Wynne is counsel in the Labor & Employment Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. Ms. Wynne has defended employers against a wide variety of claims, including harassment, discrimination, whistleblowing, retaliation, wage-hour violations, breach of contract, breach of restrictive covenants, and ERISA, before state and federal courts and government agencies.  Ms. Wynne’s experience also includes providing preventative advice and counseling to employers on day-to-day issues such as investigations, terminations, leaves of absence, wage issues, restrictive covenants, handbooks, and personnel policies.  Ms. Wynne’s current practice is focused on the defense of single-plaintiff claims of discrimination, retaliation, and harassment.

Alia Wynne is counsel in the Labor & Employment Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. Ms. Wynne has defended employers against a wide variety of claims, including harassment, discrimination, whistleblowing, retaliation, wage-hour violations, breach of contract, breach of restrictive covenants, and ERISA, before state and federal courts and government agencies.  Ms. Wynne’s experience also includes providing preventative advice and counseling to employers on day-to-day issues such as investigations, terminations, leaves of absence, wage issues, restrictive covenants, handbooks, and personnel policies.  Ms. Wynne’s current practice is focused on the defense of single-plaintiff claims of discrimination, retaliation, and harassment.

Education

  • J.D., Loyola University, cum laude (2004)
    Comment/Casenote Editor, Loyola Law Review
    William L. Crowe, Sr. Scholar
  • B.A., Loyola University

Admissions

  • Texas
  • Louisiana

Courts

  • Texas state courts
  • Louisiana state courts
  • U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Northern, Western, and Eastern Districts of Texas
  • U.S. District Courts for the Easter, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas
  • U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

Affiliations

  • Texas Bar Association
  • Louisiana Bar Association 

Presentations

  • “Complex FMLA and ADA Issues: New Regulations and Case Law,” Houston ACC Chapter, Houston, TX (August, 2013)

Publications

  • “Ask a Lawyer: What Are My Rights Under FMLA?,” Dailyworth.com (September 28, 2015)
  • “6 Lactation Break Policy Considerations for Employers,” Employment Law360 (June 22, 2015)
  • “5 Legal Issues from Conception to Birth and Beyond,” Employment Law360 (November 7, 2013)
  • “Texting on the Job Can Be Costly,” Houston Chronicle (August 2, 2010)
  • “Resting on Laurels Ends Academic Advisor’s Job,” 15 No. 7 La. Emp. L. Letter 4 (October 2006)
  • “Q & A About the ADA,” 15 No. 1 La. Emp. L. Letter 1 (April 2006)
  • “Louisiana Company With Pre-employment Jitters Can Withdraw Employment Offer,” 14 No. 11 La. Emp. L. Letter 1 (February 2006)
  • “DOL Volunteers Information About Volunteers,” 14 No. 10 La. Emp. L. Letter 3 (January 2006).
  • “No Free Rides on Imposed Gratuities for Chauffeurs,” 14 No. 8 La. Emp. L. Letter 2 (November 2005)
  • “Court Backs Up Employer’s Promotion Decision,” 14 No. 8 La. Emp. L. Letter 4  (November 2005)
  • “Is Your Non-compete Going Where No Company Has Gone Before?,” 13 No. 12 La. Emp. L. Letter 7 (March 2005)

Accolades

  • 2014 Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star 
  • Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating (AV Preeminent®)