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Elizabeth Schartz Named Secretary of Board of Directors for Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas

Dallas, TX, June 07, 2013 --( The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce that Elizabeth A. Schartz has been named as Secretary of the Board of Directors for the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas. She previously has served as a Board of Directors member at large since 2008. Her new two-year term began on May 1, 2013.

Schartz is a Partner in Thompson & Knight’s Dallas office and chairs the Firm’s Employment and Labor Practice Group. Her expertise includes litigating discrimination, wage-and-hour, employee benefit, and state-law contract and tort claims; counseling employers on sensitive personnel and complex employment law matters; workplace investigations; employee classification issues; executive compensation, change-in-control, and separation issues; drafting and litigating non-competition and related covenants; and the Occupational Safety and Health Act and the Mine Safety and Health Act.

In addition to her involvement with Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas, Schartz is a member of the American and Dallas Bar Associations. She is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has been recognized by numerous publications for her outstanding legal work, including The Best Lawyers in America® by Woodward/White Inc. (2008-2013) and Texas Super Lawyers® by Thomson Reuters (2004, 2006-12). She is also a contributor to Thompson & Knight’s Best Little Employment Blog in Texas, a blog that features analysis of developments in employment law and news and tips for employers.

Founded in 1912, Girl Scouts of the USA is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. Girl Scouts is the leading authority on girls’ healthy development, and builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas serves nearly 35,000 girls and 17,000 adults in 32 northeast Texas counties. For more information, please visit

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 commercial and tort litigation, finance, banking, securities, mergers and acquisitions, taxation, intellectual property, corporate governance, creditors’ rights, real estate, labor, white collar defense, and environmental matters, among others. They are particularly recognized for their depth of experience and capabilities on behalf of clients in the energy industry, both domestically and around the world. The Firm has been named the “Law Firm of the Year” in Oil & Gas Law in the 2011-2012 and 2013 consecutive editions of Best Law Firms, the preeminent listing of the nation’s top legal practices published by U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America®. Thompson & Knight has approximately 330 attorneys with offices in Texas, New York, California, and Michigan, and international offices and associations in the Americas, North Africa, and Europe.
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