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Andrew Wooley
Of Counsel, Houston
1001 Fannin Street
Suite 1800
Houston, Texas 77002

Overview

Andrew Wooley is a business lawyer focusing primarily on commercial and business disputes, management-side employment-related matters and discrimination claims, breach of fiduciary duty disputes, energy and environmental litigation, and indemnity issues.

His employment law practice includes counseling, litigating and advising on filings with the EEOC, and defending against discrimination claims based on age, disabilities, gender, or other categories protected under federal or state law.

Some of his recent employment matters include:

  • Obtained summary judgments for employer clients in several cases brought under the Americans With Disabilities Act and prevailed on appeal to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in one case that was appealed

  • Obtained summary judgment for an employer client in a case brought under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, which was affirmed by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

  • Assisted an employer client in negotiating a mediated settlement of discrimination claims based on age and race

His experience includes appeals as well as trials and arbitrations.

Andrew is certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and Civil Appellate law. He also holds a certification with the National Board of Trial Advocacy in civil trial advocacy. Prior to joining Liskow & Lewis, he was a partner at Burns, Wooley, Marseglia & Zabel, LLP in Houston.

Experience

Representative matters include:

  • Represented a major energy company in a federal lawsuit involving claims related to stock options and severance benefits; obtained judgment on the pleadings or summary judgment on most claims in the case and the remaining claims were settled before trial on terms satisfactory to the client

  • Obtained summary judgments for employer clients in several cases brought under the Americans With Disabilities Act and prevailed on appeal to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in one case that was appealed

  • Obtained summary judgment for an employer client in a case brought under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, which was affirmed by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

  • Assisted an employer client in negotiating a mediated settlement of discrimination claims based on age and race

  • Represented managing members of limited liability companies in litigation with other equity owners and assisted in the negotiation of compromise settlement agreements satisfactory to clients

  • Obtained a favorable jury verdict and judgment for a manufacturing company in a Texas district court lawsuit to enforce a covenant not to compete and protect trade secrets, secured affirmance of the trial court’s judgment in the 14th Court of Appeals and denial of discretionary review in the Supreme Court of Texas

  • Obtained a favorable jury verdict, including rejection of all counterclaims urged by former-employee defendants, on behalf of a distribution company in a Texas district court lawsuit to enforce covenants not to compete; the final judgment enforced the covenants not to compete and awarded damages and attorney’s fees to the employer

  • Represented, at different times, employers and employees, in preliminary injunction hearings involving covenants not to compete and claims of tortious interference and misappropriation of trade secrets

  • Obtained a take nothing judgment for an independent oil and gas producer client after trial of a former consultant’s claim that he was entitled to continuing periodic payments until served with written notice of termination

  • As appellate counsel, obtained judgment reversing and rendering a multi-million dollar judgment against a property insurer

  • Represented clients in arbitrations under AAA and NASD (now FINRA) rules

  • Advised clients regarding compliance with federal and Texas employment law

  • Assisted clients with review and update of employment policies and procedures

  • Assisted both employer and employee clients with review, revisions, or initial preparation of employment agreements and severance agreements

* Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

Involvement

Professional

  • Texas Bar Foundation,  Fellow

  • Texas Bar Association - Member

  • Houston Bar Association - Member

  • American Bar Association – Member

Recognition

  • Recognized as a “Texas Super Lawyer” in business litigation, Texas Monthly, 2003–2012

  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2013–2019

 

 

Presentations

  • "Employment Law Case Update," American Petroleum Labor Lawyers' Association Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, October 2007 

Publications

  • Texas Law Became More Business Friendly in 2011

  • Texas Employers Will Welcome the Decision in Marsh USA Inc. v. Cook

  • Amendments to ADA Afford More Protection to Employees

  • Good News for Texas Employers

  • Employment Law Update

  • "2011 Arbitration Update," Texas Business Litigation Journal, Winter 2011, Antitrust and Business Litigation Section of the State Bar of Texas

  • “The Texas General Arbitration Act Allows Traditional Judicial Review of Arbitration Awards – Nafta Traders, Inc. v. Quinn,” Texas Business Litigation Journal, Summer 2011, Antitrust and Business Litigation Section of the State Bar of Texas

  • "Is Temporary Judicial Relief Available Ancillary to Arbitration?" Texas Business Litigation Journal, Antitrust and Business Litigation Section of the State Bar of Texas, 2006

  • "Intellectual Property Issues & Employment Law," with Marilyn Maloney, ABA Intellectual Property Deskbook for the Business Lawyer: A Transactions-based Guide to Intellectual Property Law, Ch. 2 (2d ed.) 2009.

After Hours

“I enjoy movies and jogging. My hobby is reading newspapers, poetry and magazine articles.”