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Mauro Ramirez

Associate, Houston
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Houston
t: 713.292.0150
f: 713.292.0151
San Antonio
t: 210.227.5434
f: 210.227.5421

Overview

Mauro Ramirez is an associate in the firm's Houston and San Antonio offices. He has successfully litigated matters in a number of jurisdictions related employment discrimination and retaliation. These cases have involved allegations of unlawful discrimination based on gender, race, age, and disability; retaliation; denial of reasonable accommodations; interference with medical leave; denial of medical benefits; wage and hour issues – both allegations of misclassification and unpaid time; allegations of breach of contract; and allegations of state law torts, such as negligence and intentional infliction of emotional distress. These cases have involved various federal and state employment laws, including, but not limited to, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADEA), the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Aside from the courtroom, Mauro also assists clients in responding to charges brought before the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).

Mauro also regularly speaks on labor and employment issues.

He was selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers - Rising Stars in 2016 and 2017.

Experience

Reported Cases

Trials:

  • Attained a favorable jury verdict for health system against plaintiff alleging interference and retaliation under the Family Medical Leave Act and discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act. (Eastern District of Texas –Texarkana; September 18, 2012).
  • Attained judgment as a matter of law for financial services company against plaintiff alleging race discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. (Southern District of Texas – Houston; December 5, 2012).

Dispositive Motions:

  • Attained summary judgment for a Fortune 500 automotive retailer against plaintiff who brought claims of race discrimination.  (Eastern District of Texas – Beaumont; April 1, 2011).
  • Attained summary judgment for a health system against plaintiff who brought claims of unpaid overtime, retaliation, and breach of contract.  (Northern District of Texas – Dallas; November 3, 2011). 
  • Attained summary judgment for a health system against plaintiff who brought claims of race discrimination, hostile work environment, and retaliation.  (Southern District of Texas – Houston; June 12, 2012). 
  • Attained partial summary judgment for financial services company against plaintiff who brought claims of retaliation, libel, slander, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. (Southern District of Texas – Houston; December 5, 2012) 
  • Attained partial summary judgment for a Fortune 500 automotive retailor against plaintiff who brought claims of national origin and disability discrimination. (Northern District of Texas – Dallas; February 1, 2013). 
  • Attained summary judgment for a credit union against plaintiff who brought claim of age discrimination through the application of judicial estoppel, based on plaintiff having failed to disclose claims in prior bankruptcy proceedings. (Southern District of Texas – Houston; July 18, 2013).
  • Attained summary judgment for a health system against plaintiff who brought claim for benefits under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). (Southern District of Texas – Houston; July 24, 2013). 
  • Attained partial summary judgment for a health system against plaintiff who brought claim for interference under ERISA. (Southern District of Texas – Houston; December 19, 2013). 
  • Attained summary judgment for automotive manufacturing company against plaintiff who brought claims of race discrimination and retaliation. (Western District of Texas – San Antonio; August 28, 2014). 
  • Attained summary judgment for a health system against plaintiff who brought claims of race and disability discrimination and retaliation. (Southern District of Texas – Houston; December 9, 2014).
  • Attained summary judgment for sanitation services company against plaintiff who brought claims of sexual harassment and retaliation. (Ninth Judicial District of Michigan – Kalamazoo; December 22, 2014).
  • Attained summary judgment for a health system against plaintiff who brought claims of age discrimination, harassment and retaliation. (District of New Mexico – Santa Fe; November 19, 2015). 
  • Attained report and recommendation from magistrate judge for a health system granting summary judgment on plaintiff’s claims of disability discrimination and defamation. (Eastern District of Texas – Texarkana; March 23, 2016).
  • Attained summary judgment for a health system against plaintiff who brought claims of disability discrimination and retaliation under ERISA and the Family Medical Leave Act.  (Eastern District of Texas – Beaumont; February 6, 2017).

Honors & Leadership

Honors & Awards

  • Named to Texas Super Lawyers - Rising Stars 2016.
  • Named to Texas Super Lawyers - Rising Stars 2017.

Professional Activities

  • Member, Houston Bar Association
  • Member, Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • Member, Hispanic Bar Association

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