Biography

Billy is the regional practice lead for the firm's Labor & Employment Department for the Dallas office. He is a seasoned litigator and an employment law nerd who helps clients navigate all aspects of labor and employment law in Texas and throughout the country. He advises businesses in a wide range of industries, with a particular focus on clients in the hospitality, pharmaceutical and health care, telecommunications and technology, and oil and energy sectors.

Adept at assessing risks, Billy collaborates with clients to effectively resolve disputes and maintain their focus on the successful operation of their businesses. He is experienced in class and collective actions, and frequently defends clients in trials, arbitrations, and administrative proceedings. He also excels in guiding clients to prevent lawsuits before they happen, and serves as outside general counsel for many of his clients.

Billy has a track record of improving outcomes for clients in several ways. His preventative counseling has reduced the frequency of lawsuits. He also employs efficiencies that cut the average duration of litigation matters and has achieved reductions in fines and other monetary penalties assessed by various state and federal agencies.

His 18 years of employment litigation experience includes:

  • Discrimination claims
  • Executive compensation
  • Labor negotiations and disputes
  • Noncompete and trade secret protection
  • OSHA matters
  • Title IX actions
  • Reductions in force
  • Wage and hour disputes
  • Whistleblower claims

Billy also has substantial experience implementing and overseeing compliance and prevention programs, including HR audits, training, internal investigations, workplace safety programs, liability and risk management, and damage control procedures.

He has helped Texas companies opt out of the workers’ compensation system, including creating, maintaining, and documenting applicable ERISA plans and defending employees’ claims for benefits. 

Beyond Fox Rothschild

Billy is also a seasoned public speaker and regularly speaks on all facets of labor and employment law.  Having given countless presentations and training seminars to private employers, universities, school districts, government units, and trade associations, Billy is known for his ability to simplify complex compliance issues and offer practical advice on how to navigate the ever-changing regulatory landscape.

Before Fox Rothschild

Prior to joining Fox Rothschild, Billy was a partner in the employment litigation practice of a national law firm. 

Honors & Awards

  • Named a Texas Super Lawyer for Employment Litigation by Super Lawyers (2012-2020)