Enrique Lemus focuses on representing companies in complex employment litigation and highly sensitive internal investigations. His litigation experience includes wage and hour class actions, discrimination cases, trade secret and restrictive covenant matters, and lawsuits that include claims under California's Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA). Additionally, Enrique advises clients on a variety of employment issues, including HR policies, hiring practices, employment agreements, and the enforceability of restrictive covenants. He also counsels clients on labor and employment issues that arise in mergers, acquisitions, and other business transactions.
In addition, Enrique has substantial experience conducting internal investigations and counseling clients on compliance-related issues. A native and fluent Spanish speaker, he has experience investigating and defending matters for companies with operations in several Latin American countries, including Mexico, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Panama, Guatemala, and Venezuela. This work includes conducting internal investigations, assisting with the representation of companies before the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), enhancing compliance programs, implementing anticorruption policies, and leading compliance training sessions. Enrique has worked on matters involving alleged employee misconduct, bribery, bid rigging, and procurement fraud in several industries, including oil and gas, construction, retail, and technology.
Enrique maintains a substantial pro bono practice. His experience includes representing asylum seekers and unaccompanied minors seeking special immigrant juvenile status and working with Lawyers Without Borders to research and advise on human rights issues in Latin America. He is a member of the National Employment Law Council and the Dallas Hispanic Bar Association.
- April 29, 2021
"Understanding and Calculating Overtime Under New DOL Exemption Requirements"
- July 10, 2018
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Legal Clinic, "Employment Handbooks: Do's and Don'ts"
- October 19, 2017
Obtaining Emergency Relief: TROs and Temporary Injunctions
- Columbia University (J.D. 2014; Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar); Georgetown University (B.A. in Philosophy and Government 2011)
- Texas and U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas
The Best Lawyers in America "Ones to Watch" for litigation: labor and employment (2023)
Texas Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (2020-2023)