- International Practice
- Securities Regulation
- Climate Change
- Financial Institutions
- Labor and Employment
- Strategic Communications
- Corporate and Securities
- Financial Restructuring
- Educational Institutions
- Private Funds
- Intellectual Property
- Public Finance
- White Collar Defense
- Environmental Strategies
- Internal Investigations
- Real Estate and Projects
Leslie Selig Byrd
Leslie Selig Byrd has more than 30 years of experience exclusively representing employers in labor and employment issues and controversies.
Leslie represents national and local clients before state and federal agencies. She has been involved in hundreds of administrative investigations, as well as administrative proceedings before the NLRB and the U.S. Department of Labor, Wage & Hour Division, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs and OSHA. Leslie defends employers in federal and state employment law motion practice and litigation, and is also a qualified mediator, limiting her work as a mediator to labor and employment litigation.
Leslie is uniquely qualified in wage and hour matters under the FLSA. In addition to her office and administrative practice before the USDOL, she has represented employers in a growing number of complex national FLSA collective actions involving issues such as white collar and other exemptions, misclassification, deduction/salary status, hours of work issues, regular rate and overtime calculation, and issues unique to the service, manufacturing, energy and maritime industries in federal court as well as in arbitration. Leslie has extensive knowledge of highly technical issues involving FLSA regulatory compliance and procedural and substantive issues involving jurisdiction, conditional certification and decertification and summary judgment.
Leslie’s experience includes affirmative action plan preparation and compliance with Executive Order 11246 and related affirmative action federal statutes. In her national practice, she has handled complex jurisdictional, hiring, compensation and other issues before the Office of Administrative Law Judges and the Appeal Review Board. Leslie and Bracewell's compliance and audit team also guide affirmative action employers through OFCCP compliance reviews and provide federal contractors with innovative compliance and risk adverse strategies.
In NLRB related matters, Leslie represents employers in collective bargaining agreement negotiations and administration, unfair labor practices and arbitrations.
Leslie frequently advises and trains on legal issues involving the employment relationship, always with a focus on the importance of respect and dignity of the individual.
J.D., The University of Texas School of Law, 1979
B.A., magna cum laude, Tulane University, 1977
U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 5th and 11th Circuits
U.S. District Court for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas
Board Certified, Labor and Employment Law - Texas Board of Legal Specialization
State Bar of Texas
Federal Bar Association
San Antonio Bar Association
San Antonio and Federal Attorney Mediation Association
Ms. Byrd serves on a number of non-profit, community Boards and provides pro bono services to a variety of non-profit organizations addressing educational, medical and social concerns.
Woodward/White, Inc., Best Lawyers, San Antonio Lawyer of the Year, Employment Law - Management, 2017
Woodward/White, Inc., Best Lawyers, Labor and Employment Law, 2008-2017