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Thomas H. Wilson
Thomas H. Wilson
Partner — In Memoriam
Partner — In Memoriam

Thomas H. Wilson

Thomas H. Wilson
Houston

Texas Tower
845 Texas Avenue
Suite 4700
Houston, Texas 77002

Thomas H. Wilson

Credentials

  • University of Tennessee, J.D. with high honors, 1985
  • Drake University, B.A. Journalism cum laude, 1982
  • Lawdragon, 500 Leading U.S. Corporate Employment Lawyers, 2021
  • Chambers USA, Labor and Employment (Texas), 2006–2022
  • The Best Lawyers in America© (BL Rankings, LLC), (Houston): Labor and Employment Law–Management, 2003–2006 and 2008–2023; Litigation–Labor and Employment, 2022 and 2023
  • Selected to the Texas Super Lawyers list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2003–2004, 2006–2020, and 2022
  • Who’s Who Legal (Law Business Research Ltd.), Labor, Employment & Benefits, 2016
  • Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Labor and Employment Law
  • Chairman of the International Human Rights Committee of the International Section of the State Bar of Texas
  • Secretary of the Executive Council of the International Law Section for the State Bar of Texas
  • Co-chair of the Media Law Resource Center (MLRC) Employment Committee
  • Editorial Advisory Board Member for the Practical Law Company
  • Member: American Bar Association, Committees on International Labor and Employment Law and OSHA, Labor Relations Advisory Committee; American Health Lawyers Association; Interamerican Bar Association
  • Elected to the National Executive Board of the U.S. Branch of the International Society for Labor and Social Security Law, 2009
  • Texas
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Western, and Southern Districts of Texas
  • “ESG Matters – Texas-size Challenges in Managing Supply Chains,” Texas Bar Journal, December 2019 (co-author)
  • “International Human Rights Legal Issues: Impact on Texas Lawyers and Their Clients,” The State Bar of Texas International Law Section & International Human Rights Committee, December 10, 2019 (panelist)
  • “The Gatekeepers’ Course: Navigating Evolving Trends in Corporate Governance and Compliance,” V&E Houston Office, June 12, 2019 (speaker)
  • “The Gatekeepers’ Course: Navigating Evolving Trends in Corporate Governance and Compliance,” V&E Dallas Office, June 5, 2019 (speaker)
  • “The Gatekeepers’ Course: Navigating Evolving Trends in Corporate Governance and Compliance,” V&E Austin Office, May 28, 2019 (speaker)
  • “The New Governance: Navigating the Rising ESG Tide,” V&E Houston Office, December 12, 2018 (speaker)
  • “Seventh Annual Hydraulic Fracturing Symposium,” V&E Houston Office, October 4, 2017 (speaker)
  • “The Rule of Labour Law and Conflict with International Human Rights Guidelines,” International Bar Association’s Human Rights Law Committee Newsletter, September 2017 (author)
  • “Seventh Annual Hydraulic Fracturing Symposium,” V&E Houston Office, October 4, 2017 (speaker)
  • “V&E and ERM Roundtable: How Best to Deliver Business Outcomes in a Safe and Sustainable Manner,” July 20, 2017 (speaker)
  • “International Human Rights and Ethical Obligations For Texas Lawyers,” Texas Bar Journal, July 2017 (author)
  • “7-Eleven Asset Acquisition,” Corporate Counsel Magazine, July 2017 (co-author)
  • “24 Hours: How to Plan for the Day After a Major Workplace Incident,” 30th Annual Environmental, Health & Safety Seminar, June 5-8, 2017 (speaker)
  • “ABA 2017 Midyear Meeting of the International Labor & Employment Law Committee,” May 7-11, 2017 (speaker)
  • “Society for Corporate Governance: Houston Chapter One-day Conference,” The Houstonian Hotel, January 11, 2017 (speaker)
  • “Legal Considerations for U.S. Media Employers Who Send Employees “Into Harm’s Way,” Media Law Resource Center Employment Committee Report, June 2016 (co-author)
  • “Modern Slavery Act 2015 – The Impact on Multinational Businesses,” PLC Magazine, April 2016 (co-author)
  • “How an Employer Is Organized Can Determine How Vulnerable It Is to Union Organizing,” V&E Employment, Labor and OSHA Update E-communication, August 6, 2014 (co-author)
  • “Functional Approaches to Obtaining Non-Compete Protections,” V&E International Labor and Employment Law Update, July 8, 2014 (co-author)
  • “Expert Q&A: Executive Actions Affecting Federal Contractors,” Practical Law, May 20, 2014 (co-author)
  • “Federal Contractors Impacted By Recent Executive Order and Presidential Memorandum on Equal Pay,” V&E Employment, Labor and OSHA Update E-communication, April 30, 2014 (co-author)
  • “Non-Competes in the Broadcast Industry,” MLRC Employment Committee, January 2014 (co-author)
  • “Recent and Future Developments in the Energy Work Place,” V&E Employment, Labor and OSHA Update E-communication, March 6, 2013 (co-author)
  • “Avoiding the Accidental Employee – how to make sure someone is an independent contractor or supervisor and why it is important,” Texas Labor and Employee Relations Consortium Meeting, February 7, 2013 (presenter)
  • “Best Practices for Transferring U.S. Employees Overseas,” Practical Law The Journal, February 12, 2010
  • A chapter on Norwegian labor and employment law for the ABA’s International Labor Law Treatise (co-author)
  • A chapter on Nigerian labor and employment law for the ABA’s International Labor Law Treatise (co-author)
  • ABA OSHA Committee treatise, chapter on specific OSHA standards
  • Speaker at the 17th World Congress on Labor and Social Security Law in Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Speaker on the future of U.S. Labor Law and on numerous programs, including the American Bar Association Committee on Occupational Safety and Health, American Corporate Counsel Association, International Association of Drilling Contractors, Human Resource Management Association, Texas Association of Business and Chambers of Commerce, and American Dental Association
  • Speaker at the American Bar Association Occupational Safety and Health Law Committee meeting on how refineries should prepare for inspections by OSHA under the Agency’s Refinery National Emphasis Program