Ogletree Deakins • San Antonio, Texas
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2700 Weston Centre
112 East Pecan Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205
Ms. Cox primarily represents employers in all aspects of employment law, including counseling, training, drafting of policies, procedures, and agreements, and litigation. Ms. Cox has represented employers before state and federal agencies and has defended employers in lawsuits brought in state and federal courts across the U.S., involving claims of workplace discrimination, harassment, retaliation, whistleblower violations, leave violations, and wage and hour claims arising under state and federal law. Ms. Cox has also sought enforcement of and defended against enforcement of non-competition, non-solicitation, and non-disclosure agreements, successfully obtaining injunctive and declaratory relief in favor of her clients.
Ms. Cox regularly counsels clients on compliance with Title VII, the Family Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and other statutes enforced by state and federal agencies as well as on other issues arising in the human resources context. Ms. Cox also reviews and drafts employee handbooks and other policies and procedures, employment and independent contractor agreements, non-competition, non-solicitation, and non-disclosure agreements, and executive agreements.
In addition, Ms. Cox has substantial litigation experience involving claims brought by consumers alleging violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act and uses such experience to advise employers on its obligations and potential liabilities under the FCRA in conducting background investigations or obtaining background reports from third party agencies.
Obtained summary judgment in the Northern District of Texas in favor of employer in suit brought by former employee alleging age discrimination under the ADEA and TCHRA. See McMartin v. OfficeMax Inc., Slip Copy, 2009 WL 2340941 N.D.Tex., 2009 (July 27, 2009).
Obtained summary judgment in state district court in favor of an employee on the unenforceability of a covenant not to compete and later obtained jury verdict in favor of employee awarding all attorneys’ fees incurred in prosecution of declaratory action.
Obtained summary judgment in the Southern District of Texas in favor of employer in suit brought by former employee alleging sex discrimination and retaliation under Title VII and TCHRA. See Matthews v. GEICO, Slip Copy, 2010 WL 1644713 S.D.Tex., 2010 (April 23, 2010).
Obtained summary judgments in the Northern and Southern Districts of Texas and the District of Arizona for national credit reporting agency in suits brought by consumers alleging violations of the FCRA. Baker v. Trans Union LLC, Slip Copy, 2009 WL 4042909 D.Ariz., 2009 (November 19, 2009); McDonald v. Equifax, Inc., Slip Copy, 2009 WL 2835753 N.D.Tex., 2009 (September 02, 2009).
Activities, Awards, AcknowledgmentsTexas Bar Association (Employment Law Section), San Antonio Bar Association, San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, Texas Tech Alumni Association, San Antonio Chapter, Graduate of Leadership Frisco, Class XII (2008-2009)
- College: B.A., summa cum laude, Texas Tech University, 2001
- Law School: J.D., summa cum laude, Texas Tech School of Law, 2005 Order of the Coif
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth and Ninth Circuits
U.S. District Court, Northern, Eastern, Southern, and Western Districts of Texas, Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas, and District of Colorado