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Laurence Stuart

Adjunct Professor in Management

McNair Hall, Room 360


Areas of Specialization:

Labor and employment law; business law; personnel management.



Larry is an experienced lawyer. He is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and represents companies and executives in all types of labor and employment matters, including wrongful termination and employee disloyalty litigation, development of personnel policies, implementation of workforce reductions, negotiation and drafting of employment agreements and compensation packages, union avoidance and collective bargaining, and investigations and administrative proceedings. Larry has tried cases to verdict, judgment and decision in state and federal court, before administrative agencies, and in arbitration, and he has negotiated hundreds of executive compensation packages on behalf of business executives.


Larry has been named a Texas “Super Lawyer” eight times by Thomson Reuters (2003-2005 and 2008-2012) and was recognized as a “Leading Labour Lawyer of the World” by Euromoney in 2003. Larry served as President and General Counsel of HR Houston and as an instructor for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Technical Assistance Program. Larry is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors, the Society for Human Resource Management and other professional organizations and currently serves as President of Jones Partners. He is a regular speaker at national and regional human resources conferences, has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Houston Chronicle, and other publications, and has authored numerous articles on employment law topics. Before founding Stuart PC (a boutique labor and employment law firm), Larry was a partner at Baker & McKenzie and co-director of the labor and employment practice at Legge Farrow.


*          B.A. (1991), University of California, Irvine

*          J.D. (1995), Tulane University School of Law