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March 2018

Gordon & Rees Appoints Partner Laura De Santos to Co-Chair of Firm’s Diversity Committee

Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani is pleased to announce that partner Laura De Santos has been selected as co-chair of the firm's Diversity Committee. De Santos joins Diversity Committee current co-chair Franz Hardy in overseeing the firm's diversity and inclusiveness programs throughout the country.

De Santos is a diverse attorney and is an active member of the Hispanic National Bar Association. She is also a member of the Texas Bar Association, Houston Bar Association, DRI-The Voice of the Defense Bar, and the International Association of Defense Counsel.

De Santos is a partner in the firm's Houston and Austin offices and a member of the Employment Law and Drug and Medical Device Practice Groups. In her employment practice, she represents employers on matters involving discrimination, wrongful termination, harassment, and retaliation brought under Title VII, FMLA, ADA, and various state employment statutes. De Santos also represents pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers and has tried numerous cases of serious injury to verdict.

Gordon & Rees's Diversity Committee is dedicated to cultivating an environment that values differences and is committed to fostering an environment that supports diversity and inclusion in the workplace. To learn more about Gordon & Rees's commitment to diversity, please click here.

Gordon & Rees is a national litigation and business transactions firm with more than 800 lawyers in 48 offices across the United States. Our lawyers provide full service representation to public and private companies ranging from the Fortune 500 to start-ups. Founded in 1974, Gordon & Rees is recognized among the fastest growing and largest law firms in the country and continues to climb the ranks of both the Am Law 200 and The National Law Journal. Additionally, in 2017 Law360 ranked the firm among the top 50 largest U.S. firms and The American Lawyer ranked the firm among the top 35 on its Diversity Scorecard.

Laura E. De Santos


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