Ann Marie Painter is a partner in the firm's Labor & Employment practice and has extensive experience counseling employers in technology, defense contracting, manufacturing, hospitality, retail and finance. Her counsel also includes providing strategic advice on executive and employment agreements, social media policies and use, and employment-focused policies supportive of successful corporate transitions and restructurings.
In her nationwide employment litigation practice, Ann Marie defends employers against the full range of individual, collective and class action employment-related claims. She has litigated numerous employment discrimination and retaliation claims, Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and state wage and hour collective and class actions, and has achieved favorable outcomes for national and regional employers in ADR forums across the United States. When helping employers reduce their litigation vulnerabilities, Ann Marie provides practical and effective approaches to implementing or managing reductions in force, noncompete covenants, privacy policies, ADA accommodations, and wage and hour audits. Her experience includes protecting clients' interests before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and state workforce agencies, including the Texas Commission on Human Rights.