Houston senior attorney, Brittney Williams, and Dallas senior attorney, Jordan Woody, have been recognized by the National Black Lawyers Top 100 organization as Top 40 Under 40 African American lawyers in Texas. The NBL Top 100 is an elite network of legal experts that recognizes and promotes the present contributions of African American lawyers and connects lawyers, locally and nationally, to share their knowledge with other members. In order to be nominated, an individual must meet the following criteria:
- Outstanding reputation among peers, the judiciary and the public
- Notable achievements, settlements, and verdicts as a lawyer
- Nominations from leading lawyers, current members, and Executive Committee members
- Leadership and membership in other national and state specialty lawyer organizations
- Rankings and ratings by leading national evaluation organizations
Ms. Williams and Ms. Woody are very deserving of this recognition and do excellent work in Thompson Coe's Labor and Employment Section.
Brittney Williams is a senior litigation attorney whose practice primarily focuses on labor and employment and commercial litigation. Specifically, Brittney counsels clients on compliance issues regarding employee handbooks and policies, leaves of absence, reductions in force, unemployment compensation, and conducting management and employee trainings. She also represents employers in various types of employment disputes involving wrongful termination, retaliation, harassment and discrimination, disability accommodations, wage and hour disputes, and employment tort claims.
Jordan P. Woody counsels and represents clients in employment litigation in both federal and state court. Jordan also represents clients in both state and federal administrative proceedings before the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). As former in-house counsel, Jordan has experience in all aspects of corporate human resources, including creating employee handbooks, conducting investigations, responding to employee complaints, and termination of employees for discriminatory behavior.