Andrew B. Vaughan

Associate

Houston
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Overview

Andrew Vaughan represents companies in complex employment litigation, primarily in the defense of collective actions arising under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the prosecution and defense of trade secrets theft and restrictive covenants in employment agreements. A strategic and critical thinker, Andrew also focuses on the long term employment practices and policies of his clients, helping them lay the groundwork for continued success.

Select Experience

  • Defended pipeline operator in company-wide FLSA putative collective action alleging it jointly employed pipeline inspectors of another company.
  • Defended global staffing company in company-wide FLSA putative collective action alleging it failed to properly pay overtime to its health, safety and environment employees.
  • Drafted and argued summary judgment motion in state court, obtaining dismissal of defamation claim against multinational logistics company.
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Experience

  • Defended pipeline operator in company-wide FLSA putative collective action alleging it jointly employed pipeline inspectors of another company.
  • Defended global staffing company in company-wide FLSA putative collective action alleging it failed to properly pay overtime to its health, safety and environment employees.
  • Drafted and argued summary judgment motion in state court, obtaining dismissal of defamation claim against multinational logistics company.
  • Obtained take-nothing dismissal of Title VII gender, disability and sexual orientation claim against multinational logistics company.
  • Conducted comprehensive audit of specific pay practices for national oilfield service provider in connection with successful defense of FLSA putative collection action alleging failure to properly pay overtime.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • Texas Bar Association

Community

  • Menil Contemporaries, a museum group in Houston

Prior Positions

  • The Honorable R. H. Wallace, 96th District Court - Tarrant County: Judicial Intern (2017)

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • Texas

Education

  • J.D., University of Houston Law Center, 2019; Houston Journal of International Law, Casenote and Comments Editor; Alternative Dispute Resolution Team, Executive Board Member
  • B.A., English and History, Tulane University, 2016