Kevin White co-chairs the firm’s labor and employment team and has a national practice that focuses on complex employment litigation and employment advice and counseling.
In particular, Kevin has extensive experience representing clients in the retail and energy industries in discrimination class action litigation, governmental agency systemic discrimination investigations, and wage and hour litigation. Other significant aspects of his practice include conducting internal investigations, advising clients regarding executive contract issues, developing criminal background check programs, monitoring client personnel actions for evidence of disparate impact discrimination, assisting clients with Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) practices, and advising on labor relations strategies.
In addition, Kevin routinely advises nationwide employers on compliance with state and federal laws impacting the workplace. He is actively involved in preparing employer-employee policies and guiding some of the largest retail and energy companies through complex employment legal needs. Recently, Kevin has spent considerable time advising clients on issues related to coronavirus (COVID-19), including wage and hour, workplace safety, leave, and reduction in force laws and executive orders.
As the labor and employment field continually evolves, Kevin’s practice also includes evaluating and guiding employers regarding the use and influence of artificial intelligence and technology in the workplace. He advises employers during the hiring and onboarding process while identifying potential discrimination concerns impacted by the use of new technology and automated screening.
Kevin serves on the Steering Committee of the firm’s Retail and Consumer Products Industry practice and as a member of its ESG practice.
During law school, Kevin was a law clerk for the Texas Third Court of Appeals, and following law school, he was a law clerk for the Hon. Harry Lee Hudspeth, Chief Judge, US District Court for the Western District of Texas. Kevin is admitted to practice before the US District Courts for the Southern, Western, and Eastern Districts of Texas, and the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.