Hutcheson Bowers, based in Austin, Texas, is an AV-rated labor and employment law firm. In addition to traditional employment law, the firm is often called on by other law firms to conduct independent investigations into high level, complex complaints. Our lawyers' "big firm" and judicial clerkship experience enhances the firm's local counsel capabilities and makes the firm a natural choice for representing individual defendants when separate counsel is necessary. Choose wisely because business matters.
For over eighteen years, Shannon Hutcheson has represented companies of all sizes, from start-ups to publicly traded corporations, in virtually all aspects of labor and employment law, including counseling, training and litigation, as well in commercial disputes, including litigation and arbitrations involving customers, distributors and franchisees. While in private practice, she also served as interim Assistant General Counsel for one of her global clients. Shannon's tenure as an in-house counsel taught her that legal advice in a vacuum is worthless; it must always be given in the context of the business. Thus, Shannon's #1 goal is to know her clients’ businesses and to provide advice that, when possible, is consistent with their business goals.
Shannon also has extensive experience investigating workplace complaints into alleged workplace misconduct, including alleged discrimination and harassment, as well as alleged fraud and self-dealing, by senior executives for companies of varied sizes, including large publicly traded companies, in places ranging from Texas to New York, London and Denver.
Shannon co-founded the firm of Hutcheson Bowers in 2011 with a long-time colleague. Prior to that, she practiced with the international firm of Baker Botts LLP for twelve years in both Austin and Dallas. She has been named a Rising Star by Texas Monthly magazine, and is rated AV-Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell. She is licensed in the State of Texas and admitted to the Western, Northern, Southern and Eastern federal districts of Texas.
Allison Bowers, also rated AV-Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell's has been recognized by her peers for being "smart, honest, caring, and extremely capable." Born and raised in a small Texas town, Allison’s approach to law reflects her grounded, practical roots. Allison graduated in the top of her class from the University of Texas with a Plan II major and was elected Phi Beta Kappa. Allison attended the University of Texas School of Law where she again graduated with honors, after serving on the Texas Law Review. She clerked for Judge Lee Yeakel, now of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas in Austin.
Allison practiced with Baker Botts LLP before co-founding this law firm in 2011. Most recently, Allison has been involved with the Austin Human Resources Management Association, which is a non-profit group dedicated to developing Austin’s HR leaders. Allison serves on the group’s Board of Directors, has spoken numerous times at AHRMA events, participates in the Legal & Legislative Affairs Committee, and co-chairs AHRMA’s Marketing and PR Committee. Allison has been appointed to the Steering Committee for the Texas Minority Counsel Program for 2015. Allison and her husband spend most of their time spoiling their only daughter and obsessing over Texas football.
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Hutcheson Bowers LLLP
LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:ADA (litigation) LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:ADA (compliance) LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:Advising on Employee Matters LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:Agency Investigations LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:Arbitration LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:Counseling LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:DOL Audits LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:Drafting Employee Handbooks / Policies / Documents LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation (non-litigation) LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation (litigation) LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:FLSA (litigation) LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:FLSA (non-litigation) LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:FMLA (litigation) LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:FMLA (compliance) LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:Harassment / Discrimination / Retaliation LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:I-9 Compliance LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:Internal Investigations LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:NLRB LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:OSHA (litigation) LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:OSHA (compliance) LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:OWBPA LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:Sarbanes-Oxley LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:Title VII LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:Trade Secret LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:Training LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:Wage & Hour (litigation) LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:Wage & Hour (compliance) LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:Whistle Blowing LITIGATION: APPELLATE PRACTICE: CONSUMER: DEFAMATION:
Department of Labor investigation for Big 4 Accounting Firm; national and international internal investigations into accounting fraud, other fraud, discrimination, harassment, and retaliation; employment compliance audit; compliance counseling regarding WARN Act, FMLA, FLSA, Title VII, ADA, ADEA, Texas Labor Code.
Injunction; non-compete; theft of trade secrets; discrimination; harassment; retaliation; defamation; consumer; breach of contract; fraud; deceptive trade practices (DTPCA); tortious interference with contract; employee raiding; Texas Trade Secret Act; executive compensation and bonus, commission; reductions in force (layoffs); worker's compensation retaliation.
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas