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    Lani Durio is a labor & employment associate in the Houston office of Locke Lord LLP. She has experience representing employers in matters relating to the enforcement of non-competition and non-solicitation agreements as well as misappropriation of trade secrets and confidential information.  Lani has also worked with employers in various industries in developing employment policies compliant with federal law.

    Representative Experience

    • Drafted response to age and sex discrimination charge asserted under Title VII and the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act
    • Drafted pleadings in federal and state court on behalf of employees and employers for claims involving violations of non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, misappropriation of trade secrets, wrongful termination, breach of employment agreements, breach of fiduciary duties, and other business related torts.
    • Advised employers on matters under the Affordable Care Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, and Age Discrimination in Employment Act
    • Drafted employee handbook for UK entity seeking to expand to the United States
    • Drafted separation and release agreement between employer and departing employee in compliance with OWBPA
    • Obtained TRO and temporary injunction against former employee for soliciting customers and using confidential information

    Professional Affiliations and Recognitions

    • Member, State Bar of Texas, Labor and Employment Section
    • Member, Houston Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section
      • Project Train Committee (2018-2019)
      • Golf Tournament Committee (2018-2019)
    • Moot Court Coach and South Texas Adjunct Professor, Charleston Law Constitutional Moot Court Competition, 2018
    • Moot Court Coach and South Texas Adjunct Professor, ALA Moot Court Competition, 2017

    Community Leadership

    • FLOCK, Houston Zoo Young Professionals Group, 2018


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