Ann Price

Ann Price

Ann Price




Ann helps employers navigate the increasingly complex web of laws that govern the workplace by providing strategic advice and counsel; training managers and supervisors; guiding and conducting investigations; drafting policies, handbooks, and contracts; and defending against allegations of noncompliance in courts and administrative forums. She is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, has been repeatedly recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer (Thomson-Reuters), and is listed as one of the Best Lawyers in America for Employment Law – Management. Ann leverages her 25 years of experience representing employers to provide practical and cost-effective solutions to prevent and address workplace problems.

Ann’s practice covers the full range of matters that can arise from recruitment and hiring through termination of employment and beyond including classification as exempt or non-exempt and employee or independent contractor; performance management and discipline; reductions in force; discrimination, harassment, and retaliation matters; accommodation of disabilities; wage and hour issues; affirmative action planning and audits for federal government contractors; family and medical leave compliance; occupational safety and health matters, union issues and unfair labor practice charges; and covenants not to compete and other unfair competition litigation. Previously with Vinson & Elkins L.L.P., Ann joined the firm in 2006.


  • Austin Monthly Top Lawyer in Labor & Employment – 2020 to 2022
  • Best Lawyers in America®- Employment Law Management 2016-2024
  • Best Lawyers in America®– Lawyer of the Year, 2023
  • Texas Super Lawyer– 2014-2023


  • State Bar of Texas, 1991
  • American Bar Association
  • Austin Bar Association, Litigation and Labor and Employment Law Sections


  • Eanes Education Foundation, Supporter
  • Ensemble VIII, Board Member
  • Hill Country Conservancy, Supporter
  • Dress for Success, Austin, Supporter
  • KUTX, Supporter
  • Lifeworks, Supporter


  • “Hot Topics – Labor/Employment Law,” Austin Bar Association, Bench Bar Conference, April 15, 2016
  • “Exempt or Non-Exempt; Employee or Independent Contractor,” Independent Insurance Agents of Texas Joe Vincent Management Seminar, January 26, 2016
  • "Hot Goods and Fair Labor Standards Act Compliance," Texas Wine and Grape Association, Annual Convention, February 19, 2015
  • “Understanding Employment Laws,” Texas Rural Water Association, Fall Management Conference, October 16, 2014
  • “Lessons Learned: How to Respond to Administrative Charges of Discrimination,” State Bar of Texas, Advanced Paralegal Seminar, October 1, 2014
  • "Hiring and Legal Update,” Texas Workforce Commission, Texas Business Conference,  May 30, 2014
  • "NLRB, Your Boss, or Your Teenager: Who Understands Social Media Better?” Austin Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section CLE, March 5, 2014
  • "Criminal Background: Should I Not Have Done That?” Austin Human Resource Management Association (AHRMA), Law Day, February 27, 2014
  • “Independent Contractor v. Employee,” American Payroll Association, CenTex Chapter, November 8, 2012
  • “Civil Service and Evaluations,” University of Texas School of Law, District and County Clerks Conference, April 25, 2012
  • “Employment Issues for Nonprofit Organizations,” University of Texas School of Law, Nonprofit Organizations Institute, January 20, 2012
  • “Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments and Final Rules,” American Payroll Association, CenTex Chapter, May 12, 2011
  • “The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act—A Rock and a Hard Place,” Texas Electric Cooperatives, Inc., Human Resources/Benefits Conference, May 3, 2011
  • “Recently Issued FLSA Regulations—Don’t Skip the Preamble,” Texas Electric Cooperatives, Inc., Human Resources/Benefits Conference, May 3, 2011
  • “Hiring and Legal Update,” Texas Workforce Commission, Texas Business Conference, September 17, 2010
  •  “Affirmative Action and OFCCP Compliance Issues,” Austin Human Resources Management Association, October 2009

  • Northwestern University, B.A., Economics, 1986
  • Northwestern University School of Law, Juris Doctor with Honors, 1991
  • The University of Texas School of Law, Visiting Student, 1990-1991