I combine legal expertise with effective engagement to drive service and prosperous outcomes for clients.
Claire Piepenburg's practice is built on a complex commercial litigation and dispute resolution background, concentrating on labor and employment litigation matters. Matters include defense of employers under the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and state anti-discrimination laws.
Additionally, Claire advises employers on best practices for establishing and maintaining regulatory compliance to reduce litigation risks. Working as a resource for her clients, Claire helps business owners and human resources professionals work through day-to-day issues such as employee hiring, investigations, discipline, compensation, terminations and much more. Claire also composes employee handbooks, non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, non-disclosure agreements and severance agreements.
Claire currently serves as Co-Chair of Gray Reed's Dallas Women's Forum, a group comprised of the office’s female attorneys who are dedicated to the empowerment and growth of women, personally and professionally.
Claire earned a B.A. in history and in anthropology from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. She earned her J.D. from Vanderbilt Law School in Nashville, Tennessee. While in law school, Claire served as senior notes editor for the Journal of Entertainment and Technology. She also interned for the Tennessee Attorney General's office.