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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.

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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 www.boulettegolden.com.

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Jason is pleased to present at the upcoming UT Law CLE Live Conference on Patent Law this Friday afternoon.  He will be presenting on “Using Social Media Ethically” – An exploration of some of the aggressive uses of social media by companies, employees, and attorneys, including the legal and ethical boundaries being recognized by some and ignored by others. Particular attention is given to the Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct, the Stored Communications Act, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and the National Labor Relations Act and the limits each impose on the use of social media as a weapon in litigation. The admissibility of social media evidence at trial is also addressed.

View conference website: https://utcle.org/conferences/PT14#overview

 

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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 pleased to announce that Jason Boulette, Mike Golden, Ann Price, and Michael Marin were named Texas Super Lawyers, and Tanya Dement has been named a “Rising Star“.

Ann was honored to speak at the TAPS CLE Seminar this morning about “Lessons Learned: How to Respond to Administrative Charges of Discrimination.”  We’re happy she could support the State Bar of Texas and arm their bright paralegals with tools for success!

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Our own Jason Boulette is a potential speaker at the SXSWi 2015 conference. This year, SXSW is using a voting process as one of their criteria for final selection.

If you are so inclined, please click on the image below and let SXSWi know that you think he’d contribute to a strong line-up. Note that you will have to sign in or create an SXSWi account. If that’s a deal-breaker  no worries. Otherwise, we would truly appreciate the support.

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