Taylor Eric White

Senior Counsel

Overview

Taylor White represents business employers in litigation and transactions, as well as policymaking and implementation involving difficult labor and employment issues. Clients across a wide range of industries turn to Taylor for counsel involving all types of discrimination, including race, age, sex, veteran status and disability. He advises employers regarding laws governing safety, harassment, retaliation, breach of contract and employment-related torts, and counsels clients on litigation avoidance strategies. These include wage and hour, restrictive covenant, contract, labor, discrimination and retaliation issues.

Clients appreciate Taylor’s calming influence in emotionally-charged situations, as well as his knack for piecing together the complex facts and issues presented in matters involving OSHA and other statutes. They comment on his strong writing skills and ability to translate arcane legal concepts into practical, common-sense options on how to deal with a problem. A client of Taylor’s wrote that he found Taylor to be “professional, personable and highly convicted to achieve the needed results.”

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, State Bar of Texas

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized, Texas Rising Star by Super Lawyers®, a Thomson Reuters business, as published in Texas Super Lawyers Magazine 
    • Employment & Labor (2015-2018)

Education

  • J.D., University of Arkansas School of Law (2009), summa cum laude
    • Research Editor, Arkansas Law Review (2007-2009)
    • Recipient, Thomas F. Butt Legal Excellence Award for Legal Research and Writing (2008)
    • Recognized, Wilson & Associates Ethics Scholar (2008)
    • Semifinalist, Ben J. Altheimer Moot Court Competition (2008)
    • Recognized, Best Brief, Ben J. Altheimer Moot Court Competition (2008)
    • Recipient, High Academic Achievement Award (2009)
    • Recipient, American Bankruptcy Institute Medal of Excellence (2009)
    • Regional Finalist, National Trial Competition (2009)
  • B.A., University of Arkansas (2006), cum laude
    • Political Science

Admissions

  • Texas (2009)
  • Texas State Courts (2009)
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Northern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (2012)

Representative Matters

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Drafts and reviews noncompetition, nonsolicitation, confidentiality, arbitration, and other employment agreements for employers and employees
Guided title company through WARN Act issues in Virginia during reduction-in-force over several months
Provides guidance to employers regarding federal and state workplace safety regulations

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