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Employment Law lawyer

Autum Flores

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Fax:

806-379-0316

Address:

500 S. Taylor, Suite 1200
Amarillo, Texas 79101


P.O. Box 9158
Amarillo, Texas 79105

Employment Law lawyer

Autum Flores

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Autum Flores has substantial experience in a variety of complex civil litigation matters with a particular emphasis on labor and employment, commercial litigation, regulatory, antitrust, and securities matters.

Ms. Flores also frequently consults with employers in relation to a wide range of employment-related questions and issues, including wage and hour, discrimination and harassment, medical and other personal leave, terminations and layoffs, employee training, unfair competition and trade secrets, whistleblowing and retaliation, workplace safety, privacy and data security, workers’ compensation and non-subscriber laws, and employee handbooks and policies.

Ms. Flores received her law degree in 2007 from Harvard Law School. While at Harvard, she served as an editor for the Harvard Journal on Legislation. Ms. Flores also holds a B.B.A. degree from the University of Texas at Austin, where she majored in International Business with a minor in Spanish.

Ms. Flores has represented clients before state and federal courts and at both the trial and appellate levels. Ms. Flores is a member of the State Bar of Colorado and the State Bar of Texas. She is also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Experience

  • Defends employers of all sizes in regulatory proceedings and civil litigation matters, commonly including, but not limited to, claims and cases arising under the FLSA, FMLA, ADA, Title VII, and OSHA
  • Counsels and advises employers on all employment-related issues, including wage and hour requirements, discrimination and harassment laws, leave requirements, unemployment claims, and workforce training
  • Drafts and advises all types of employers regarding employment agreements, confidentiality and non-compete agreements, executive compensation agreements, and severance or separation agreements, including in circumstances involving mass layoffs and requirements arising under the WARN Act
  • Frequently drafts and advises employers on employee handbooks and policies
  • Drafted, in part, U.S. Supreme Court amicus brief on behalf of religious institutions in case involving provision of contraception under the Affordable Care Act
  • Defended breed registry and membership association in antitrust litigation alleging violations under Sections 1 and 2 of the Sherman Act
  • Represented Global Fortune 50 financial institution in worldwide regulatory investigations and proceedings concerning foreign exchange market antitrust allegations
  • Represented big four accounting firm in SEC investigations and proceedings and in civil litigation concerning $2 billion securities fraud claims resulting from 2008 subprime mortgage crisis
  • Defended an audit partner in an SEC administrative proceeding involving an audit in the financial services industry during the financial crisis
  • Represented nationwide for-profit educational institutions in regulatory investigations and proceedings concerning alleged deceptive advertising and consumer protection issues
  • Defended large truck stop company in antitrust litigation alleging boycott violations under the Sherman Act  
  • Represented multiple institutions in FINRA arbitration proceedings involving breach of fiduciary duty claims by customers and clients

Affiliations

  • Amarillo Area Women’s Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas, 2012
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, 2007
  • State Bar of Colorado, 2007
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, 2012
  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2013
  • Colorado Rising Star 2014- 2017
  • Texas Bar Association, Member
  • Colorado Bar Association, Member
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association, Member
  • Amarillo Area Bar Association, Member
  • Panhandle Human Resources Association, Member