G. James Landon
James Landon’s practice involves the representation of clients in labor and employment, bankruptcy, and commercial litigation matters.
He represents clients in a full range of general labor and employment issues. He has experience in drafting employment policies and procedures, as well as the preparation of employment agreements, non-competition agreements, confidentiality agreements, severance agreements, and other documentation related to the employment relationship. He also assists clients with preventative counseling to help employers navigate the myriad of employment statutes and regulations. He has a wide range of experience in employment litigation, including defense of discrimination claims, Family and Medical Leave Act claims, retaliation claims, and litigation concerning non-compete and confidentiality agreements.
He also represents clients in complex bankruptcy matters. He has represented creditors in bankruptcy litigation, including preference/fraudulent transfer litigation, cash collateral proceedings, lift stay motions, and a variety of other bankruptcy-related proceedings. He also works with clients in the acquisition of assets from bankruptcy estates and with the collection of commercial debt.
In addition, he represents parties in complex commercial litigation in both state and federal courts for a variety of disputes, including defense of securities fraud claims, litigation of contractual disputes, trade secrets litigation, and access cases under the ADA.
- Texas, 1997
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
- Western, Southern, Northern, and Eastern Texas United States District Courts
- J.D., with honors, University of Texas, 1997
– Member, American Journal of Criminal Law, Board of Advocates
– Order of the Coif, graduated in the top 10 percent
- B.S., summa cum laude, Eastern New Mexico University, 1994
– Involved in Student Government, four years
– Graduated with a perfect 4.0 G.P.A.
- American Bar Association
- Travis County Bar Association
- Austin Young Lawyers Association
- Recognized as a Texas Rising Star, 2004-2010 (Texas Rising Star recognition is a Thomson Reuters service published in Texas Monthly)
Publications and Speaking Engagements
- Co-author and Speaker, “Interactive Ethics,” Jay L. Westbrook Bankruptcy Conference, November 2014
- Co-author, “Fifth Circuit Survey: Labor & Employment Law,” 31 Tex. Tech. L. Rev. 711 (2000),
with Michael S. Truesdale.
- Author of note, “Character Evidence: Getting to the Root of the Problem Through Comparison,”
24 Am. J. Crim. L. 581 (1997).
- Author-Speaker, The University of Texas School of Law Annual Bankruptcy Conference, November 2009, An Unhappy Union? The Impact of Employment Issues on Chapter 11 Cases
- Representation of numerous employers, both large and small, in defense of employment discrimination,
Family and Medical Leave Act, and retaliation claims.
- Advised employers in connection with employment agreements, policies, procedures, and practices throughout
the United States.
- Representation of businesses and individuals in litigation concerning non-competition and confidentiality agreements,
as well as in lawsuits involving allegations of theft of trade secrets.
- Representation of corporations in defense of ADA access cases.
- Representation of employer in union collective bargaining negotiations and in defense of unfair
labor practice charges.
- Representation of Dell, Inc. and its subsidiaries nationally in defense of multiple preference and fraudulent
conveyance cases, including for example actions in the bankruptcy of Enron Corp.; Inacom, Inc.; Primary Health, Inc.; and MCSI, Inc.
- Representation of Western United Life Assurance Company, as a secured creditor, in a bankruptcy case
involving a multimillion dollar real estate development and in a case involving a multimillion dollar
- Representation of Vignette Corporate, as a software licensor, in numerous bankruptcy cases,
including United Airlines Corp. and Solidus, Inc.
- Representation of Western United Life Assurance Company in defense of lender liability action and in action
to enjoin foreclosure of real property, involving a multimillion dollar real estate development.
- Representation of Dell Financial Services, LLC as a leasing creditor in numerous bankruptcy cases
pending throughout the United States.
- Representation of one of Austria’s largest banks in defense of preference and fraudulent conveyance actions.
- Representation of corporation in defense of multimillion dollar securities fraud litigation.