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Winstead Welcomes Labor & Employment Attorney Lacey Gourley

Austin, TX, Aug. 17, 2010 – Winstead PC has hired Lacey L. Gourley as a shareholder in the Austin office. Gourley works in Winstead’s highly regarded Labor, Employment and Immigration Practice Group, helping clients who face employment law issues, and defending employers in state and federal court litigation and administrative proceedings. She was previously with Bracewell & Giuliani LLP.

Gourley has served as lead attorney in jury trials involving all aspects of employment litigation, including discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful discharge, breach of employment contract, whistleblower and various torts claims. She advises clients in all areas of labor and employment law, including federal and state anti-discrimination statutes, the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, Equal Pay Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Occupational Safety and Health Administration Act, National Labor Relations Act and numerous others. Additionally, Gourley provides preventative training programs to management.

“We are very impressed with Lacey’s experience and thorough knowledge of this area of law,” said Tom Reddin, chair of Winstead’s Labor, Employment and Immigration Practice Group. “She makes an excellent addition to our strong team of L&E attorneys, and we look forward to the many successes she will bring to the firm and our clients.”

A frequent speaker on employment law topics at seminars and conferences for trade associations, human resource professionals and employer groups, Gourley is admitted to practice before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fifth and Sixth Circuits; the U.S. District Court for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas; and she is board certified in labor and employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Lacey is a member of the American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section, subcommittee on arbitration/mediation of employment disputes; the State Bar of Texas, Labor and Employment Law and Litigation sections; the Travis County Bar Association and the Travis County Labor and Employment Law Forum. Gourley received her J.D., cum laude, from Texas Tech University School of Law.

Winstead is among the largest business law firms in Texas. Winstead attorneys and consultants serve as trusted advisors to mid-market and large businesses, providing a core range of legal services that are critical to their operation and success. From its well-known reputation in real estate and financial services to its corporate and high-stakes litigation practice, Winstead delivers practical knowledge and responsive service. And it’s all backed by a get-it-done attitude. Winstead has offices in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, and The Woodlands, Texas; Charlotte, North Carolina and Washington, D.C. For detailed information about Winstead, visit www.winstead.com.

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