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Diana L. Hoover

Hoover Kernell LLP

Houston, TX, USA

Diana Hoover is a commercial litigator. She served as lead counsel in defending the largest known potential class action in Texas alleging wage and hour violations, and she was national briefing counsel for a client defending against numerous employment claims. She has represented corporate clients in numerous complex commercial matters, including a $50 million environmental claim, securities and consumer class actions, mass claims of professional negligence, significant breach of contract and fraud claims, and title dispute. She also has extensive experience in defending class and collective actions.

Ms. Hoover's practice has focused on all areas of employment law, including claims of discrimination, wage violations, and retaliation filed before federal and state administrative agencies, and litigation related to the enforcement of covenants not to compete. She regularly provides advice to clients on employment matters and drafts employment-related agreements. Her experience includes advising clients in connection with the WARN Act, compliance with the FLSA, investigating claims of whistleblower retaliation, resolving issues of internal theft and the sale of illegal drugs in the workplace, and advising clients in the termination and discipline of employees. She has written and lectured on a wide variety of employment issues.

Ms. Hoover also regularly assists clients in identifying and analyzing potential employment-related issues associated with outsourcing agreements, employee leasing arrangements, and the sale or acquisition of business entities, and in structuring their agreements to reduce or eliminate liability risks. She represents clients in the energy, accounting, engineering, real estate, communications, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, financial and retail industries.

Ms. Hoover joined the international law firm of Mayer Brown LLP (formerly Mayer Brown & Platt) in 1993 and became a partner in 2003. She remained with Mayer Brown until the founding of Hoover Kernell LLP. Prior to entering law school, she served as a human resources professional for both a manufacturing company and a hospitality industry company.


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