June 29, 2015
The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers is proud to announce the election of Lon Williams, a Dallas-based shareholder with Polsinelli, as a newly elected Fellow. Election as a Fellow is the highest recognition by one’s colleagues of sustained outstanding performance in the profession, exemplifying integrity, dedication, and excellence.

The 20th installation of Fellows, at which Williams will be recognized, will be held November 7, 2015, in Philadelphia, PA, coincident with the American Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section’s Continuing Legal Education Conference. With the current installation, the College is represented by more than 1,300 members in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and eight provinces from Canada.

Along with Williams, Polsinelli now has four Fellows, including two in its Dallas office. Dallas-based Stephen Fox and Denver-based Sean Gallagher were inducted as Fellows in November 2014. W. Terrence Kilroy, Jr., in the Kansas City office, is also being inducted as a Fellow in 2015.

The College was the vision of a number of the Fellows. The idea was to further establish this profession in all its aspects as one uniquely important to the world of labor and employment law, individual rights, collective bargaining and dispute resolution. The College was established in 1995 through an initiative of the Council of The Section of Labor and Employment Law of the American Bar Association. It operates as a free-standing organization recognizing those who, by long and outstanding service, have distinguished themselves as leaders in the field.

Lon Williams’ experience includes assisting his clients at the highest levels of management, including the board level, as well as executives in operations, finance and human resources, to determine solutions to day-to-day challenges regarding compliance with the numerous employment-related federal and state laws. He regularly assists clients on matters relating to the Fair Labor Standards Act, Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Uniformed Service Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. 

Additionally, Lon Williams is commonly called upon to assist clients by:
  • Drafting executive employment and separation agreements 
  • Drafting confidentiality, non-competition and non-solicitation agreements 
  • Responding to Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Department of Labor and Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs investigations 
  • Conducting training for management regarding best human resource practices 
  • Drafting human resource policies and employee handbooks 
Dallas-based Williams has a Juris Doctorate and a Master of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Southern Methodist University.