Marcia Nelson Jackson is a partner in the Labor and Employment Group of Wick Phillips. Prior to joining Wick Phillips, Marcia was Counsel at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP, where she spent 12 years. Prior to Akin Gump, she practiced in the Los Angeles and Santa Monica offices of Paul Hastings.
Marcia’s practice includes all aspects of employment and labor law, strategic client counseling, preventative training, and internal investigations. In addition to representing employers in single and multi-plaintiff employment lawsuits, she regularly represents clients in wage and hour collective actions filed under the Fair Labor Standards Act, as well as disputes involving non-competition covenants and employee benefits litigation. Marcia has appeared in state and federal courts throughout Texas, Oklahoma, Ohio, and California, as well as administrative agencies in various states. Her clients range in size from local to global companies.
Marcia is a regular speaker on current issues to employers and serves on the Employment Law Editorial Advisory Board for Strafford Publications where she is a regular presenter on their nationwide teleconference Continuing Legal Education Programs. She has previously been a presenter to the National Academy of Arbitrators and a contributing editor to the Texas Employment Law treatise. Marcia is admitted to practice in California and Texas as well as all federal courts in both states.
- Pads, Blackberries & iPhones: Bulletproof Your Employee Use Policy
- Social media-Discovery And Admissibility: Now That You’ve Got The Evidence, How Do You Get It Admitted?
- SmartPhones at Work: Maximizing Technology While Minimizing Potential Liability
- Employee Monitoring: Who’s Watching Who?
- The ADA Amendments Act of 2008 09/2010
- Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star, Texas Monthly and Law & Politics Magazine (2004)
- Executive Authorities Editor, Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law
- Speaker, Drafting Employee Releases, State Bar of Texas Essentials of Business Law:
Four Modules for a Robust Practice (3/9/2017)
- Speaker, "I thought we Settled That Case?!? Settlement Agreements and Potential Challenges to Fully Resolving Employment Disputes, " Dallas Bar Association- Labor and Employment Section, Dallas Texas (Download presentation here)
- Landmines in Settlement, Separation and Severance Agreements, State Bar of Texas Employment Seminar (1/23/15)
- Employment Litigation and Social Media Evidence Webinar (10/22/2014)
- Common Discovery Issues In Employment Litigation Texas State Bar Webcast (3/23/2011)
- EEO Internal Investigations: Legal and Practice Guidance for Employment Counsel CLE Webinar (2/8/2011)
- Texas Employers: Limit Liability by Updating Your Employee Handbooks Briefings Media Group CLE (2/2/2011)
- Smartphones at Work: Maximizing Technology While Minimizing Potential Liability CLE Webinar (1/6/2011)
- E-Discovery Obligations: More Guidance, More Burden Dallas Bar Association CLE (8/16/2010)
- Facebook, Twitter & Blogging in the Workplace: What's Legal; What's Not CLE Webinar (7/7/2010)
- Facebook, Twitter & Blogging: Internet Policies to Protect Your Non-Profit CLE Webinar (6/10/2010)
- EEO Internal Investigations: Legal and Practical Guidance for Employment Counsel - CLE Webinar (4/6/2010)
- Facebook/Social Media: Strategies Everyone Can Live With Internet Strategies Webinar (3/23/2010)
- Facebook, Email and Blogging: Must-Have Employee Internet Policies CLE Webinar (2/10/2010)
- Facebook, Twitter & Blogs in the Workplace: Drafting Policies that Work - CLE Conference (9/24/2009)
- Employee Handbooks: What You Need to Know to Audit for Compliance - CLE Conference (8/20/2009)
- Social Networking Websites: Employment Law Pitfalls (8/18/2009)
- Facebook, Myspace & Blogging in the Workplace: What’s Legal; What’s Not (4/23/2009)
- Facebook, Myspace & Blogging in the Workplace: What’s Legal; What’s Not - CLE Conference (3/25/2009)
- FMLA Update - Dallas HR Employment Law Conference (3/10/2009)
- On-line Social Networking: Legal Implications of Social Networking (2/2009)
- “Disabled or Not”? That is (Still) the Question (12/2008)
- On-line Social Networking: Legal Risks for Businesses (5/2008)
- “Employee Protest, Blogs and the Like: Protected Activity or Grounds for Discharge?” - 29th Annual Corporate Counsel Institute (5/2007)
- IP & Employment Issues of On-line Social Networking: Minimizing the Legal Risks of Blogs, ListServs, MySpace (4/2007)
- Sexual Harassment Investigations Speech to the “NBI Employers Group” (1999)
- Ms. Jackson is a regular speaker on current issues important to employers. She serves on the Employment Law Editorial Advisory Board for Strafford Publications and is a regular presenter on their nationwide teleconference Continuing Legal Education Programs, most recently speaking on online social networking and its impact on employers. She has been a presenter to the National Academy of Arbitrators and a contributing editor to the Texas Employment Law treatise. She is the co-author of “Sexual Harassment investigations - Cues, Clues and how Tos” (The Labor Lawyer) and formerly served as a contributing editor to the Schlei & Grossman treatise, Employment Discrimination Law.
- On September 20, 2014, Marcia N. Jackson was a panelist at the 25th Annual Labor and Employment Law Institute hosted by the State Bar of Texas Labor and Employment Law Section. Ms. Jackson spoke alongside U.S. District Court Judge Fred Biery and attorney David Wiley on the subject of, "Ethics and Professionalism: What the Court and Jury See and Hear."