Meredith Gregston's practice focuses on serving as outside counsel to businesses handling a variety of complex commercial disputes, both in court and arbitration. Her strategic and practical approach coupled with the ability to cost-effectively manage clients' business and legal objectives has led to her to be a part of representing companies across the United States. She regularly handles complex business disputes for companies, including trade secret litigation and healthcare disputes.

Mrs. Gregston also assists companies with employment litigation, including discrimination, retaliation, and wage and hour issues. Mrs. Gregston represents employers in state and federal courts, as well as proceedings before the Texas Workforce Commission, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs.

In addition to her commercial litigation practice, Mrs. Gregston provides advice and counseling on day-to-day employee-related matters as well as compliance, ranging from pay equity, diversity and inclusion to federal contractor compliance.

Mrs. Gregston’s complex business litigation experience helps companies navigate risk through their disputes and internal initiatives.

Mrs. Gregston is a 2013 graduate of Texas Tech University School of Law and a graduate of the University of Texas, McCombs School of Business.

Admissions

  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Education

  • Texas Tech University School of Law, J.D., 2013
  • University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business, B.B.A., 2009

Experience

  • Duane Morris LLP
    - Associate, 2019-present

  • Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart P.C.
    - Associate, 2017-2019

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
    - Associate, 2015-2017

  • Husch Blackwell LLP
    - Associate, 2013-2015

Professional Activities

  • North Texas Industry Liaison Group (NTILG)

  • San Antonio Industry Liaison Group (SAILG)
    - Board member

  • Austin Industry Liaison Group (AILG)
    - Coordinator

  • Houston Industry Liaison Group (HILG)

  • National Industry Liaison Group
    - Programming Committee Member

  • The College of the State Bar of Texas

  • Travis County Women Lawyers Association

  • Austin Young Lawyers Association

  • Texas Young Lawyers Association

  • State Bar of Texas

  • Austin Bar Association

  • American Bar Association

Civic and Charitable Activities

  • Ronald McDonald House

  • Boys and Girls Club

  • Race for the Cure

  • Habitat for Humanity

  • Legal/Contract Advisor for Alpha Delta Pi

Selected Publications

  • "OFCCP Continues Issuing Directives: What We've Seen and the Newest Developments," OFCCP Digest, Volume 8, Issue 10

  • "Hawaii Catches the Wave, Bans Salary History Inquiries," Ogletree Insight, July 24, 2018

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • "Pay Equity – Navigating the Issues," North Texas Industry Liaison Group, November 15, 2018

  • "Navigating Compliance with Complex Recruiting Strategies," National Industry Liaison Group, August 2, 2018

  • "The Gender Gap was not Built in a Day and Neither are the Solutions – A Holistic Approach to Pay," Arkansas Industry Liaison Group, Little Rock, October 25, 2017

  • "Navigating Compliance with Complex Recruiting Strategies," Arkansas Industry Liaison Group, Little Rock, October 25, 2017

  • "Gender Pay Equity: What's Working and What's Not," Texas 15th Annual Employment Law Update, Austin, October 20, 2017

  • "Complying With OFCCP Guidelines for Hiring People With Disabilities," Lorman Webinar, Austin, August 31, 2017

  • "The Gender Gap Was Not Built in a Day and Neither are the Solutions – A Holistic Approach to Pay," 2017 National Industry Liaison Group Conference, San Antonio, August 02, 2017

  • "Best Practices for Addressing Workplace Violence," Client Webinar, Austin, December 13, 2016

  • "Understanding the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Final Rule," Austin Industry Liaison Group, Austin, November 08, 2016

  • "Proper Dispositioning of Applicants and Its Importance in Defending Against Discrimination in OFCCP Audits," San Antonio Industry Liaison Group, Austin, August 18, 2016

  • "Forefront:  Exempt Vs. Non-exempt Status May Cost You: The Final Changes to Overtime Exemptions," Client Seminar, Austin, June 08, 2016

  • "Employment and Labor Breakfast Briefing Hot Topics," Client Seminar, Austin, February 25, 2016

  • "Who, Me – A Federal Contractor?" Client Seminar, Austin, February 09, 2016