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Christal A. Delgado

Associate

Houston
Direct: (713) 238-1804
Fax: (713) 821-0694
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Christal A. Delgado is an associate in Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s Houston office. She is an employment counseling and trial lawyer with experience representing corporations in the retail, financial services, pharmaceutical, energy, construction, and technology industries.
 
Ms. Delgado routinely represents employers before state and federal courts in matters involving the defense of employment discrimination claims (Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the Fair Labor Standards Act).  She also has extensive experience in defending clients before federal and state governmental agencies including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Labor, and the Texas Workforce Commission.  
 
Ms. Delgado helps clients avoid litigation by providing practical advice to executives, managers and human resources professionals on employment policies and practices including leaves of absence, reasonable accommodations, work place privacy, and progressive discipline.
 
Christal A. Delgado is an associate in Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s Houston office. She is an employment counseling and trial lawyer with experience representing corporations in the retail, financial services, pharmaceutical, energy, construction, and technology industries.
 
Ms. Delgado routinely represents employers before state and federal courts in matters involving the defense of employment discrimination claims (Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the Fair Labor Standards Act).  She also has extensive experience in defending clients before federal and state governmental agencies including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Labor, and the Texas Workforce Commission.  
 
Ms. Delgado helps clients avoid litigation by providing practical advice to executives, managers and human resources professionals on employment policies and practices including leaves of absence, reasonable accommodations, work place privacy, and progressive discipline.
 

Education

  • J.D., Texas Tech University School of Law, cum laude
    Staff Writer and Editor, Texas Tech Law Review
    Staff Writer, Texas Bank Lawyer
  • B.A. in Economics, University of Texas at Austin, cum laude

Admissions

  • Texas

Courts

  • United States District Courts for the Eastern, Western, Northern, and Southern Districts of Texas
  • United States Bankruptcy Courts for the Eastern, Western, Northern, and Southern Districts of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Affiliations

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Houston Bar Association

Representative Engagements

Select Labor & Employment Litigation Experience

  • Successfully obtained summary judgment against multiple plaintiffs’ discrimination lawsuit that included age discrimination, race discrimination, and retaliation claims.
  • Won a summary judgment ruling on behalf of retail employer defeating former employee’s disability discrimination claims, including claims that employer denied employee a reasonable accommodation and subjected employee to harassment because of employee’s real or perceived disabilities. 
  • Successfully settled a series of single plaintiff discrimination matters for national company pending in state and federal courts nationwide.
  • Extensive experience negotiating favorable settlements with various federal and state agencies.

Presentations

  • “Advanced Topics in eDiscovery  - Discovery of Social Media” Houston, Texas (October 2014). 
  • “Information Governance - Rethinking the Management of E-Discovery, Records Management, Privacy, and Cybersecurity,” Houston, TX (May 9, 2013)

Publications

  • “Why All Counsel Should Understand Judicial Estoppel,”DRI, For the Defense (July 2012)
  • “Metadata - ‘The New Black’: What You Need to Know Regarding Recent Trends,” DRI, For the Defense (September 2011)
  • “Going Native: A Practical Guide to ESI in Native Format," ABI Bankruptcy Litigation Committee Newsletter, Volume 8, No. 5 (September 2011)