E. Phileda Tennant, a graduate of Harvard Law School, Texas native and fourth generation Houstonian, focuses on employment litigation before state and federal courts, and administrative agencies. Her practice includes counselling and investigations.
particular experience litigating employee non-competition and non-solicitation
agreements; seeking injunctive relief to protect employers’ trade secrets;
and defending employers from whistleblower claims.
During law school Phileda served as law clerk for the Texas
Office of Solicitor General. Prior to her clerkship for the Office of
Solicitor General, she worked as an intern both for former U.S. Senator Kay
Bailey Hutchison, and former San Antonio Mayor Phil Hardberger.
While pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at Brown
University, Phileda was a student director for the Rhode Island Urban Debate
League, a non-profit committed to teaching public high school students the
skill of policy debate.
Prior to joining Vinson & Elkins, she was an
associate at Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing, P.C. in