Attorneys
Amit Misra, Of Counsel
Phone: 713-571-1519
Fax: 713-651-0776
Email: amit@misralegal.com

Biography

Amit Misra, who is Board Certified in Labor and Employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, has worked with clients of all sizes, from businesses that are closely-held and family-owned to those in the Fortune 500. He has served as inside counsel for a major energy company, advising a human resources department responsible for more than 4,000 employees and union-represented refinery workers. Mr. Misra also has been hired as outside counsel while working with a national boutique firm, a mid-sized regional firm, and now with his own firm.

Mr. Misra advises businesses on all aspects of the employment relationship, including:

  • Counseling with respect to human resources management and labor relations
  • Development of policies and procedures regarding recruitment and hiring
  • Preparation of employment contracts
  • Preparation of employee handbooks and other employment policies
  • Investigation of harassment complaints
  • Deliberation on employee terminations
  • Preparation of severance plans related to group termination programs
  • Interpretation of collective bargaining agreements
  • Responding to union local requests for information
  • Responding to employee grievances
  • Representation before administrative agencies
  • Charges of discrimination
  • Wage claims
  • Unemployment benefit claims
  • Charges of unfair labor practices
  • Representation in arbitration and litigation related to the employment relationship and labor relations
  • Unfair competition and trade secrets
  • Employment discrimination
  • Wage and hourly law
  • Family and medical leave
  • Disability accommodation
  • Employee benefits and plan administration
  • Nonsubscriber workplace injuries
  • Employment contracts
  • Employee grievances under collective bargaining agreements
  • Counseling with respect to occupational health requirements
  • Development of policies and procedures regarding medical inquiries as to fitness for duty
  • Development of policies and procedures regarding medical inquiries as to disability accommodation

Admissions

  • Admitted to practice before the Texas Supreme Court and U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Education

  • The University of Texas School of Law, Doctor of Jurisprudence – 1995
    • Dean’s Achievement Award in Civil Rights Litigation
    • Associate Editor, Texas Environmental Law Journal
  • The University of Texas, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, Master of Public Affairs – 1995
    • Thesis: The Prospect of Liability for U.S. Firms for Environmental Torts Committed Abroad
  • George Washington University, Bachelor of Arts, International Affairs – 1992
    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • Magna Cum Laude

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