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Barry A. Moscowitz

Partner; Management Committee; Labor & Employment Vice Chair

Labor & Employment


Barry A. Moscowitz represents employers before juries and arbitrators throughout Texas in claims involving gender discrimination, racial discrimination, national origin discrimination, religious discrimination, sexual harassment, disability discrimination, and wrongful termination. Recognizing the unique nature of employment lawsuits, he strives to work with his clients to achieve creative and excellent outcomes for complicated problems. For example, he resolved a potential lawsuit by quickly getting the matter to mediation before significant expenses had been incurred, thus obtaining a favorable settlement and saving a significant amount of money for the client. 

Barry serves as national counsel for a major employment practices insurer. In this capacity, he works closely with local counsel throughout the country in developing litigation and trial strategy, evaluating the case, and advising the insurer as to their potential exposure. In a recent disability discrimination and retaliation he worked closely with local counsel in preparing the case for trial and was able to negotiate a settlement during the trial that was favorable to the insurer and their insured. 

As a service to his clients, Barry provides seminars and training on a variety of topics, including tort litigation, courtroom advocacy, ethics, electronic discovery rules in federal court, and Title VII claims.

Representative Experience

  • Obtained defense verdict in arbitration on behalf of a national security company involving claims of gender and race discrimination, including handling of the appeal to the 5th Circuit, which affirmed the judgment
  • Obtained summary judgment in a gender discrimination claim involving allegations of failure to pay commissions, including handling of the appeal to the 5th Circuit, which affirmed the judgment