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Brian M. Jorgensen
Partner

Contact

(T) +1.214.969.3741
(F) +1.214.969.5100

Education

  • Texas Tech University (J.D. magna cum laude 1999; Order of the Coif; Phi Kappa Phi; Managing Editor, Law Review); University of Missouri-Columbia (B.J. 1996)

Bar Admissions

  • Texas; U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas; and U.S. Court of Appeal for the Tenth Circuit

Brian Jorgensen dedicates his practice to representing employers in a broad range of high-stakes, complex litigation matters with a focus on class actions. His experience is particularly deep in wage and hour litigation, where he has had repeated success in defeating class and/or collective certification, as well as well securing dismissal through motions attacking the legal sufficiency or merits of claims. Brian also has extensive experience defending individual and multiplaintiff cases involving employment discrimination, ERISA, and whistleblower claims as well as trade secret and restrictive covenant matters.

In addition to his litigation responsibilities, Brian advises clients on a variety of employment issues, including compliance with the patchwork of federal, state, and local employment laws; HR policies; employment agreements; employee leave and attendance issues; restrictive covenants; and reductions in force. He regularly assists with wage/hour audits and compliance. He also provides guidance on, and leads, internal investigations of employee complaints, including discrimination, sexual harassment, and Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower complaints. Representative clients include Verizon, Verizon Wireless, Kraft Heinz, IBM, Lennox International, DexYP, and OGE Energy Corp.

Brian has been recognized as one of the top 100 lawyers in the State of Texas, as well as one of the "Best Lawyers in America."

Brian is active in the community. He coaches youth baseball and football and serves on the board of Healing Hands Ministries. He is a member of the Labor & Employment sections of the Texas State Bar Association and the Dallas Bar Association.


Honors & Distinctions

  • Texas Super Lawyers (2014-2017), including "Top 100 Overall" (2016-2017) and "Top 100 Dallas/Fort Worth Region" (2016-2017)

    Best Lawyers in America (2016-2018)

    Recommended by D Magazine as one of the "Best Lawyers in Dallas" (2013-2017)

    Law360 — "Rising Star Under 40," labor and employment (2012) (one of five in the U.S)
Brian Jorgensen