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Thompson & Knight Expands Labor and Employment Practice

Attorney Barbara-Ellen Gaffney joins T&K's Labor and Employment Practice Group in the Dallas office.

Dallas, TX, July 07, 2011 --( The global law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce Barbara-Ellen Gaffney has joined the Firm’s Labor and Employment Practice Group in the Dallas office. She joins Thompson & Knight as an Attorney.

“Barbara-Ellen’s exclusive focus on employment law and wide-ranging experience is a perfect compliment to our practice. We’re thrilled she decided to join us,” says Elizabeth A. Schartz, the Firm’s Labor and Employment Practice Leader.

Gaffney focuses her practice on the representation of management in all aspects of labor and employment matters. Her experience includes assisting in the defense of clients during EEOC investigations and civil trials and representing employers in negotiations and/or proceedings with the Department of Labor, the EEOC, and the Texas Workforce Commission. She provides advice and counsel to employers concerning employment issues, including strategies for minimizing risks of litigation. She has developed internal policies and procedures for various clients, including drafting and revising employee handbooks and negotiating and drafting employment contracts, non-compete and confidentiality agreements, separation agreements, and independent contractor agreements.

Gaffney received her J.D. from Baylor University School of Law in 2003 and her B.A. in English, magna cum laude, from Texas A&M University in 2000. She is actively involved in numerous organizations, including the State Bar of Texas, Texas Young Lawyers Association, Dallas Bar Association, and Dallas Young Lawyers Association. She is a Board member of the St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church Mothers’ Association and is Past Vice-President of the Fort Worth-Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association.

About Thompson & Knight

Established in 1887, Thompson & Knight is a full-service firm providing legal solutions to public and private companies, governments, and individuals in all areas, including labor and employment, commercial and tort litigation, intellectual property, finance, banking, securities, mergers and acquisitions, taxation, corporate governance, creditors rights, real estate, white collar defense, and environmental matters, among others. We are particularly recognized for our depth of experience and capabilities on behalf of clients in the energy industry, both domestically and around the world. Thompson & Knight has approximately 350 attorneys with offices in Texas, New York, and Michigan and international offices and associations in the Americas, North Africa, and Europe.

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