Ron Chapman, Jr.: Lawyer with Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Ron Chapman, Jr.

Shareholder and Member of Board of Directors
Dallas,  TX  U.S.A.

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  • Labor and Employment
    University Rice University, B.A., cum laude, 1992
    Law SchoolSouthern Methodist University, J.D., cum laude, 1995
    Admitted1995, Texas; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; U.S. District Court, Northern, Southern, Western and Eastern Districts of Texas; U.S. District Court, Western and Eastern Districts of Arkansas
    Memberships Dallas Bar Association (Member, Employment Law Section); State Bar of Texas (Member, Labor and Employment Law Section); American Bar Association.
    BornHouston, Texas, February 21, 1970

    Winner, International Law Office's Client Choice awards for both the entire United States and Texas in the Employment & Labor category (2014). Recommended by Legal 500 for labor and employment litigation based on survey of more than 250,000 corporate counsel (2015). Listed, Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA, Super Lawyers, D Magazine's “Best Lawyers in Dallas,” Dallas Business Journal's “Top Corporate Defenders,” and Employment Law360's list of "MVP's" in employment law and its list of "preeminent rainmakers." Judicial Clerk to Judge Robert M. Parker, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1995-1996. Author: "Texas Labor Code," Texas Employment Law Handbook, 2007—. Chairman: North Dallas Chamber of Commerce, 2006-2007; City of Dallas, Civil Service Board, 2008-2011. Order of the Coif. (Board Certified, Labor and Employment Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization)

    Reported CasesDR. Horton, Inc. v. NLRB, 737 F.3d 344 (5th Cir. 2013); Miller v. Raytheon Co., 716 F.3d 138 (5th Cir. 2013); Jusuf v. Southwest Airlines Co., 2008 WL 4948615 (5th Cir. 2008); EEOC v. Jefferson Dental Clinics, PA, 478 F.3d 690 (5th Cir. 2007); Connor v. Sonoco Products Co., 2006 WL 3289049 (5th Cir. 2006); South Central UFCW Unions & Employers Health & Welfare Trust v. Bunge Oils, Inc., 2011 WL 817201 (N.D. Tex. 2011); Jackson v. Blockbuster, Inc., 2010 WL 2268086 (E.D. Tex. 2010); Bell v. Raytheon Co., 2009 WL 2365454 (N.D. Tex. 2009); Cornish v. Palm Beach Tan, Inc., 2004 WL 925553 (N.D. Tex. 2004); Diamond Offshore (Bermuda), Ltd. v. Haaksman, 355 S.W.3d 842 (Tex. App.--Houston [14th District] 2011, pet. denied); Carter v. PeopleAnswers, Inc., 312 S.W.3d 308 (Tex. App.--Dallas 2010, no pet.).

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    DOL’s Recent Guidance on the “Economic Realities” Test and Effects on Independent Contractor Misclassification in the Energy Industry
    Ron Chapman,Matthew M. McCluer,Christopher E. Moore, July 31, 2015
    Paying hot-shot drivers by the load or mile? Contracting out repair work to vehicles or machinery? Are individuals who regularly perform work integral to your business being paid through accounts payable? Have welders that you regularly call for work? Under new guidance published by the U.S....

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    Ron Chapman, Jr.

    8117 Preston Road, Suite 500
    DallasTX 75225


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