Guest Speaker: Vianei Braun Vianei Lopez Braun primarily represents employers in employment and commercial law matters. Her clients range from large publicly traded companies to small family-owned businesses and individual professionals and executives. She also has extensive experience in representing governmental entities and educational institutions.
Upon her graduation from Princeton University in 1988, Vianei was, at age 19, the youngest female graduate in Princeton history. She received her J.D. from the University Of Texas School Of Law at age 22.
Vianei is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell and is a member of the State Bar of Texas Labor & Employment Law Section. She served on the Council of the SBOT Labor and Employment Law Section from 1997 to 2002, and served on the State Bar Board of Directors from 2002 to 2005, receiving a Presidential Citation for Service in 2004. Vianei was selected as a Texas Monthly "Super Lawyer" in Labor & Employment Law from 2003 through 2014, and has been honored as a "Top Lawyer" in Labor & Employment Law by Houstonia Magazine and H Texas Magazine.
Vianei recently joined Decker Jones, P.C., a full-service law firm located in Fort Worth. Vianei was previously a partner with the firms of Shannon Gracey and Buck Keenan, and prior to that, she owned and managed her own law firm in Abilene. From 2000- 2009, Vianei wrote a weekly wine column for the Abilene Reporter-News and San Angelo Standard-Times.
Vianei resides in Fort Worth with her husband Jason, an attorney in the enforcement division of the SEC.
Vianei will cover executive orders, regulatory changes, and any new or pending Congressional actions that could affect employers.
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