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Christal A. Delgado

Associate

Houston
Direct: (713) 238-1804
Fax: (713) 821-0694
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Christal A. Delgado is an associate in Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s Houston office. She focuses her practice on all aspects of labor and employment litigation and counseling, with an emphasis in the retail, financial services, energy, construction, and technology industries.

Ms. Delgado routinely represents employers before state and federal courts in matters involving the defense of employment discrimination and wage and hour claims.  She also has extensive experience in defending clients before federal and state governmental agencies including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Labor, and the Texas Workforce Commission. Her experience includes the defense of major wage and hour class and collective matters involving allegations of unpaid wages, unpaid overtime, failure to provide meal and rest breaks, and failure to provide accurate itemized wage statements.

Ms. Delgado helps clients avoid litigation by providing practical advice to executives, managers and human resources professionals on employment policies and practices including leaves of absence, reasonable accommodations, work place privacy, employee handbooks, and investigations of alleged employee misconduct. She also has advised clients regarding wage-hour issues under the Fair Labor Standards Act and state law, including issues related to independent contractors, exemptions, and "off the clock" work.
 

Christal A. Delgado is an associate in Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s Houston office. She focuses her practice on all aspects of labor and employment litigation and counseling, with an emphasis in the retail, financial services, energy, construction, and technology industries.

Ms. Delgado routinely represents employers before state and federal courts in matters involving the defense of employment discrimination and wage and hour claims.  She also has extensive experience in defending clients before federal and state governmental agencies including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Labor, and the Texas Workforce Commission. Her experience includes the defense of major wage and hour class and collective matters involving allegations of unpaid wages, unpaid overtime, failure to provide meal and rest breaks, and failure to provide accurate itemized wage statements.

Ms. Delgado helps clients avoid litigation by providing practical advice to executives, managers and human resources professionals on employment policies and practices including leaves of absence, reasonable accommodations, work place privacy, employee handbooks, and investigations of alleged employee misconduct. She also has advised clients regarding wage-hour issues under the Fair Labor Standards Act and state law, including issues related to independent contractors, exemptions, and "off the clock" work.
 

Education

  • J.D., Texas Tech University School of Law, cum laude
    Staff Writer and Editor, Texas Tech Law Review
    Staff Writer, Texas Bank Lawyer
  • B.A. in Economics, University of Texas at Austin, cum laude

Admissions

  • Texas

Courts

  • United States District Courts for the Eastern, Western, Northern, and Southern Districts of Texas
  • United States Bankruptcy Courts for the Eastern, Western, Northern, and Southern Districts of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Affiliations

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Houston Bar Association

Presentations

  • “Advanced Topics in eDiscovery - Discovery of Social Media” Houston, Texas (October 2014)
  • “Information Governance - Rethinking the Management of E-Discovery, Records Management, Privacy, and Cybersecurity,” Houston, TX (May 9, 2013)

Publications

  • “Why All Counsel Should Understand Judicial Estoppel,” DRI, For the Defense (July 2012)
  • “Metadata - ‘The New Black’: What You Need to Know Regarding Recent Trends,” DRI, For the Defense (September 2011)
  • “Going Native: A Practical Guide to ESI in Native Format," ABI Bankruptcy Litigation Committee Newsletter, Volume 8, No. 5 (September 2011)