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Boulette Golden & Marin L.L.P. Partner Michael D. Marin will moderate a panel entitled “Conducting Effective Internal Investigations: An In-House and Outside Counsel’s Perspective” at the 40th Annual National Convention of the Hispanic National Bar Association in Chicago on Thursday, September 3rd. The panel, eligible for CLE credit, will be presented as part of the Corporate and Business Law track.

Panelists will discuss the different roles and duties that in-house and outside counsel have during corporate internal investigations. They will also discuss important issues that lawyers conducting internal investigations regularly must address, including best practices for gathering and preserving evidence, avoiding the obstruction of any parallel government investigation, resolving privilege and data privacy issues, terminating problematic conduct by employees, and reporting unlawful conduct to prosecutors. In addition, the panelists will discuss ethical issues that are increasingly arising during internal investigations, including attorney-client privilege issues, conflicts of interest, joint representation of companies and employees, and witness cooperation.

Panelists include:

  • Jacquelynn Ruiz, Director, Employment Practices, Raymond James, Chicago, IL
  • Roberto M. Braceras, Partner, Goodwin Procter LLP, Boston, MA
  • Amelia R. Medina, Associate, King & Spalding LLP, Atlanta, GA
  • Hasan Ibrahim, Vice President and Regulatory Counsel, The Prudential Insurance Company of America, Newark, NJ

Boulette Golden & Marin L.L.P. partner Ann Abrams Price has been selected for inclusion in the 2016 edition of Best Lawyers in America, in the Employment Law – Management practice area. The publication is a peer review guide to the legal profession worldwide.

Boulette Golden & Marin L.L.P. Partner Michael Marin will moderate a CLE Panel presentation entitled “Ethical Issues in Employment Investigations and Litigation” at the Hispanic National Bar Association Corporate Counsel Conference to be held in San Antonio, in March 2015. Mr. Marin serves as chair of the 2015 CLE Committee for the national conference that will  present experts in over 24 programs in four tracks:  In-House & Corporate Counsel, Litigation & Business Law, Public Interest & Government, and Business Development. Additional information on the convention is available at the HNBA Website.

Boulette Golden & Marin L.L.C. partner Mike Golden worked successfully with Jay Old & Associates to win a favorable verdict in and employment discrimination case. Read more >>>

Boulette Golden & Marin L.L.P. Partner Ann Abrams Price will give a presentation entitled “Hot Goods and Fair Labor Standards Act Compliance” Thursday, February 19, 2005. Ms. Price will be addressing the annual convention of the Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association in San Marcos. Additional information on the convention is available at the Association’s website.


Merritt joins firm as it amends its name to Boulette Golden & Marin L.L.P.

Boulette Golden & Marin L.L.P. is very pleased to announce the addition of accomplished employment law attorney, Laura M. Merritt, to the firm as a Partner as of Monday, February 9, 2015. Previously with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Merritt is licensed in Texas and Washington, is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and has been repeatedly recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer (Thompson-Reuters Corporation). Merritt is the fourth partner at the firm who is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law, along with Ann Price, Jason Boulette, and Mike Golden. Representing employers in a wide range of employment and labor matters, Laura’s practice includes litigation, training, counseling, and negotiating definitive and ancillary employee-related agreements in corporate transactions.

“I am excited to announce that after 10 wonderful years, I am leaving WSGR to partner with the Austin-based employment law, litigation, and business immigration firm of Boulette Golden & Marin”, stated Ms. Merritt.


Michael Marin, Partner

Merritt joins the firm at an exciting time as it amends its name to Boulette Golden & Marin L.L.P., adding longtime partner and well known litigator, Michael Marin to its masthead. Listed in The Best Lawyers in America in Commercial Litigation (2009-2015), Marin is a former Vinson & Elkins litigation partner in his twentieth year of practice. Michael represents clients in business, employment, and non-compete litigation matters. In addition, his practice includes internal investigations, federal and state agency compliance, employment contracts, and non-disclosure agreements.

“We are kicking off 2015 with a bang!” said founding partner Jason Boulette. “We’re very happy with Laura’s arrival and the addition of Marin to the firm name. Growth is good, and we’re moving in a very positive direction,” he continued.

About Boulette Golden & Marin, L.L.P.
Boulette Golden & Marin L.L.P. is an award-winning Austin-based employment and litigation law firm focused on employment and business litigation, counseling, compliance and corporate immigration services for employers in Texas. Well known as experienced, pragmatic litigators who provide responsive and cost-effective counsel to their clients, BG&M attorneys deliver the results of a large law firm with the responsiveness and cost efficiency of a smaller firm. For more information, please visit

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J_BouletteOur own Jason Boulette is honored to speak at the 23rd Annual Bench Bar Conference (Dallas) in Horseshoe Bay this Friday, October 24th on the topic of Ethics: The True Cost of Representation.  If attending, please look for him and say hello!






We’re proud to support the Austin Young Lawyers Association and thoroughly enjoy teaching members in the AYLA Trial Academy program (see Mike Golden featured in article).  And congratulations to the AYLA for their recent honors from the Texas Young Lawyers Association and the American Bar Association!

Steven Garrett, who joined Boulette & Golden last year as Associate Attorney, has been named to the Board of Directors of Skillpoint Alliance, as reported in the Austin Business Journal. Offering highly effective programs, Skillpoint Alliance is a 501(c)3 social enterprise that builds partnerships among industry, education and the community, leading to college and career success for Central Texans, while meeting employers’ needs for a qualified workforce.

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