Olga A. Bograd Associate

Olga represents employers throughout the country in a range of industries, including retail, healthcare, and banking and finance. Olga defends employers in federal and state courts and in arbitration proceedings against employment-related claims, including wage and hour class, collective and representative actions and class and individual discrimination, retaliation, and harassment suits.

She has experience in representing employers in investigations and litigation brought by federal and state agencies, including in class actions. Olga also regularly provides advice and counsel to employers on human resources issues, including hiring and onboarding, policies, discipline, discharge, and employment and severance contracts.

Olga also specializes in counseling clients on the use of criminal conviction history in hiring and employment decisions, including navigating state and municipal nuances for multi-jurisdictional employers.

  • 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 Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

Selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Labor and Employment Law - Management, 2021, 2022

Named to “Texas Rising Stars,” Employment Litigation: Defense, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2016-2021

Named to “Texas Rising Stars,” Business Litigation, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2015

  • Speaker, "Prevention & Defense of EEO Challenges to Criminal Background Checks," Retail Law Conference 2021, October 27, 2021
  • Speaker, "Criminal Background Checks: Legal Developments and Recent Trends," The HRSouthwest Conference, October 11, 2021
  • Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, JD, cum laude, 2011
  • Texas Christian University, BA, magna cum laude, 2006

Member, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers

Member, Dallas Bar Association

Member, Dallas Women Lawyers Association

Member, Texas Young Lawyers Association

Associate Member, Patrick E. Higginbotham American Inn of Court, 2013-2014

Law Student Member, William ‘Mac’ Taylor American Inn of Court, 2010-2011

  • Russian
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