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Shira focuses her practice on labor and employment matters. She also has experience with a wide variety of complex commercial litigation. She regularly represents management in virtually all aspects of labor and employment law. She counsels employers on managing workplace issues, drafts employment agreements, handbooks and policies, investigates and litigates whistleblower claims, discrimination and retaliation claims, and claims involving all sorts of restrictive covenants. Shira partners with her clients to help them achieve their strategic business and legal goals wherever they face challenges.


  • Labor and employment litigation
  • Commercial litigation
  • Real estate litigation



  • Obtained complete dismissals of claims of discrimination, retaliation, and whistleblowing.
  • Counsels and trains employers on managing workplace issues and preventing lawsuits, including anti-harassment and respectful workforce training.
  • Drafts, enforces and defends non-competition, non-solicitation, non-disclosure, and nondisparagement agreements.
  • Audits regarding proper classification of employees under the FLSA.
  • Defends employers in DOL actions and private actions under the FLSA regarding purported misclassification of employees and alleged failure to pay overtime and recently defeated conditional certification of a class making claims under the FLSA.
  • Obtained complete judgment in favor of property owners to clear title.
  • Obtained affirmation of multimillion-dollar judgment in a breach of contract for sale of partnership interest.
  • Obtained judgments for property owners in condemnation cases.
  • Resolved claims of trade secret misappropriation.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2023
  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation; Employment Law - Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment; Natural Resources Law, 2020-2024
  • Listed, The Legal 500 United States, 2016-2018, 2021-2022
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Texas Super Lawyers, 2016-2023
  • Listed, Benchmark Litigation, "Labor & Employment Star," 2019-2024
  • Rebecca and Max Nathan Award from the Houston American Jewish Committee, 2016
  • Elected Member, The American Law Institute, October 2020 
  • Past President, Texas Executive Women
  • Board Member, American Jewish Committee, Houston Chapter, 2014-2018
  • Board Member, Yeshiva University, Board of Trustees, 2011-Present and Chair of Stern College for Women , 2010-2016
  • Board Member, The General Counsel Forum, Board of Directors, Houston Chapter, 2009-present
  • Member, Dress for Success Houston, 2009-2011
    • Advisory Board Member, 2011-Present


  • J.D., University of Chicago Law School, 1992
    • Member, The University of Chicago Law Review
  • B.A., summa cum laude, Yeshiva University, 1989
  • Texas
  • Illinois
  • Pennsylvania
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • 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. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois