A fifth-generation Texas lawyer, Emily is board certified in labor and employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She handles complex commercial and employment litigation in state and federal court. She defends businesses who are sued for discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, and wage and hour claims. She helps businesses protect their trade secrets. She also represents businesses and executives in breach of contract disputes, noncompete disputes, theft and misappropriation of trade secrets, deceptive trade practices, fraud, and other business torts.
Emily was inspired to become a lawyer by her father, James S. Frost. Originally from Seguin, Texas, she is a Longhorn lawyer and loves all things Austin, especially the University of Texas, Barton Springs, and Lick Ice Cream. She writes a free legal blog on business, labor, and employment law, which you can subscribe to at texasbusinessmatters.com.
Admitted to Practice: Texas; the United States District Court for the Southern and Western Districts of Texas and the District of Colorado; the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
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- The University of Texas School of Law, J.D. 2002
- The University of Texas at Austin, B.A. 1997 (with honors; Phi Beta Kappa)
- Briefing Attorney: Fourth Court of Appeals, the Honorable Karen Angelini (2003–04)
- Austin Bar Association/Austin Young Lawyers Association Leadership Academy, 2013
- State Bar of Texas, Appellate, Litigation, and Employment Sections
- Austin Bar Association, Appellate, Litigation, and Employment Sections (Judicial Affairs Committee member, 2004–present)
- Austin Human Resource Management Association (AHRMA) (Legal and Legislative Committee member, 2012–present)
- Op-Eds & Blogging, Ms. JD Sixth Annual Conference on Women in Law, February 2014
- Negotiation Techniques to Use in Settling Cases and Everyday Life, Texas State Bar Advanced Administrative Law Course, June 2013
- Emerging Rights of LGBT Employees in the Workplace, Texas State Bar Webcast, June 2013
- Employment Law Basics, Travis County Women’s Lawyers Association, April 2013
- Five Minute Employment Law Update: 12 Cases, 60 Minutes, Local Government HR Pros, April 2013
- Can They Really Do That? When HR Professionals Get Sued, Local Government HR Pros, April 2013
- Guns in the Workplace, Local Government HR Pros, April 2013
- Sexual Harassment 101 for Your Business, Manor Chamber of Commerce, February 2013
- Noncompetes, Nondisclosure Agreements, and Trade Secrets, Austin Human Resource Management Association (AHRMA), November 2012
- Sexual Stereotyping, Austin Human Resource Management Association (AHRMA), November 2012
- Render unto Judge Calvert . . . Correct Appellate Court Judgments, Texas Association of Appellate Court Attorneys (TAACA), June 2011
- Rules on Military Leave under USERRA and FMLA: The Story of Sammy Soldier and His Wife, Wanda, Texas Electric Cooperatives Human Resources/Benefits Conference, May 2008
- Asserting and Defending Privilege: A New Era, McGinnis, Lochridge & Kilgore, LLP Appellate Practice Group, April 2007
- The Sea of Expert Testimony—Staying Afloat, McGinnis, Lochridge & Kilgore, LLP Appellate Practice Group, February 2006