Courtney L. Sauer Associate

Courtney focuses her practice on labor and employment law, including defense of claims under Title VII, the ADEA, the FLSA, and state discrimination laws.  She has extensive litigation experience defending individuals and corporations in federal and state courts and arbitration.

With nearly twenty civil jury trials under her belt, Courtney is confident in the courtroom.  She understands the importance of seeing the big picture and clearly communicating it to those who are hearing the facts or law for the first time.  Courtney’s trial experience informs the advice she gives her clients and how she approaches discovery, motion practice, settlement negotiations, and oral arguments.   

Courtney was a Hatton W. Sumners Scholar at SMU Law School, where she was a member of the International Law Review.  She studied Public Policy at Duke University.

Experience

Obtained defense verdicts as first-chair counsel in 16 civil jury trials in Texas state courts

Obtained multi-million dollar arbitration award for software licensor in breach of contract dispute as second-chair counsel

Represented telecommunications company in antitrust, Lanham Act, and tortious interference dispute in federal court

Represented group purchasing organization in $200 million antitrust dispute

  • Duke University, BA, Public Policy Studies
  • Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, JD, cum laude, Dean’s List

Dallas Young Lawyers Association

Dallas Bar Association

Genesis Women’s Shelter Young Leaders Board

Duke Club of North Texas

St. John’s School Alumni Association

  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
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