Alanna Maza is a member of Winstead’s Business Litigation and Labor & Employment Practice Groups. She has experience assisting clients in employment litigation matters in both federal and state courts. She regularly advises employers on requirements and best practices regarding discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims under state and federal employment laws. She has maintained a diverse practice and has litigation experience in matters involving high-value personal injury, commercial disputes, creditor’s rights, copyright disputes, wrongful death actions, and claims brought pursuant to the Texas DRAM Shop Act.
Alanna’s employment experience includes employment-related torts; wage and hour violations and collective actions; trade secrets misappropriation; restrictive covenant breaches; discrimination, harassment, and retaliation issues; and other state and federal law issues stemming from workplace disputes. She assists employers in navigating government audits and investigations, including proceedings brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Occupational Safety and Health, Administration, and their state level counterparts. Alanna is passionate about representing her clients and she communicates effectively with clients to achieve the best outcome.
- Advise and defend managers and employers in employment-related matters before state and federal courts, the EEOC, OSHA, and other state agencies
- Advise clients in litigation involving alleged violations of various employment statutes including the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title VII, the Texas Labor Code, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, and employment-related statutes such as the Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act and the Texas Covenant Not To Compete Act
- Prepare and advise clients on employment contracts and other personnel policies and procedures
- Handled mediations and settlement negotiations in a wide range of employment litigation matters