Jeremy Sáenz is a Partner in the Houston offce of Resnick & Louis, P.C. and is board certified in labor and employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. As part of his practice, he advises clients on both federal and state employment laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, WARN, the Immigration and Control Act of 1984, and the Texas Labor Code. Jeremy represents his clients in front of government agencies including the Texas Workforce Commission, the Department of Labor, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. In addition to his employment expertise, Jeremy represents employers in their day-to-day business operations, advising clients on corporate, transaction, and real estate issues.
Jeremy regularly counsels business owners on the structuring of their companies and assists them with their essential business functions, including drafting employment-related agreements, negotiating contracts, and purchasing and selling real estate.
Jeremy is licensed to practice law in the state of Texas and United States District Court - Southern District of Texas, Eastern District of Texas, Western District of Texas, Northern District of Texas, and United States Court of Appeals - Fifth Circuit.
The following are some highlights from Jeremy's practice:
• Presented Oral Argument on behalf of his client before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in Welsh v. Fort Bend Independent School District, 860 F.3d 762 (5th Cir. 2017).
• Presented Oral Argument before the Texas Supreme Court.
• Assisted in securing summary judgment, and affirmation of the judgment, at the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of the City of Houston in a million dollar False Claims Act case regarding the use of federal funds following Tropical Storm Allison (U.S. Ex. Rel Farmer v. City of Houston).
• Managed twenty-six million dollar acquisition of local grocery chain by private equity investors.
• Assisted client in securing twenty million dollars in federal funds for use in revitalizing multi-unit residential complex.
• Successfully defended restaurant chain in Fair Labor Standards wage claim, preventing collective action.
• Negotiated beneficial settlement with the Department of Labor on behalf of national breakfast dining chain.
• Assisted client with twelve million dollar acquisition of multi-unit residential complex.
• Successfully represented multiple employers before the Texas Workforce Commission-Civil Rights Division, and the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.