Lawrence D. Smith: Lawyer with Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Lawrence D. Smith

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Practice Areas

  • Labor Law
  • Civil Rights Law
  • Employment Law
 
University Southern Methodist University, B.A., cum laude, B.B.A., cum laude, 1981
 
Law SchoolSouthern Methodist University School of Law, J.D., 1984
 
Admitted1984, Texas; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; U.S. District Court, Western, Southern, Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas
 
Memberships American Bar Association; State Bar of Texas; San Antonio Bar Association.
 
BornSan Antonio, Texas, July 14, 1959
 
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 (Board Certified, Labor and Employment Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization)

 
ISLN903610832
 

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Decisions Raise Bar on Waiver of Arbitration Agreements Under Texas Law
Lawrence D. Smith, April 30, 2015
While employers may enter into arbitration agreements with employees relatively easily, ensuring the enforcement of arbitration agreements can be a different matter. For this reason, employers are rightfully cautious to avoid taking any steps in litigation that a trial court might consider to be a...

Fifth Circuit Adopts Standard in Disability Cases That Will Make it Harder for Employers to Obtain Summary Judgment
Lawrence D. Smith, March 3, 2015
In Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. LHC Group Inc., the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals evaluated a trial court’s grant of summary judgment to an employer on an employee’s disability discrimination claims. In reaching its decision on the disability discrimination claim related...

Court Enforces Five-Year Noncompete Agreement in Connection With Sale of Business
Lawrence D. Smith, December 3, 2014
Employers drafting and seeking to enforce noncompete agreements struggle with structuring the temporal and geographic scope of the proposed noncompete covenant. The Texas Supreme Court has wrestled over the last few years to define the boundaries of when noncompete covenants can be enforced against...


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Lawrence D. Smith

112 East Pecan Street
San AntonioTX 78205




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