Laura Alaniz > Porter Hedges LLP > Houston, United States > Lawyer Profile

Porter Hedges LLP
United States

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Laura Alaniz is an experienced litigator and advisor focusing on representation of management in all aspects of labor and employment law matters. As a litigator, Laura utilizes her experience to provide guidance to her clients on how to avoid litigation and minimize their risk of claims. Laura is Board Certified in Labor and Employment by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. 

Laura regularly represents employers and their leadership in all types of employment disputes including suits for wrongful termination, retaliation, harassment and discrimination, wage and hour disputes, disability accommodation, breach of contract, and suits for violation of state and federal statutes, such as the FLSA, FMLA, WARN, and the Texas workers’ compensation retaliation statute. She has successfully resolved hundreds of demand letters, EEOC charges of discrimination, and lawsuits alleging various forms of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and other employment claims.

On the counseling side, Laura’s practice focuses on compliance issues relating to employment law and prevention of claims including counseling clients regarding hiring and terminating employees, leaves of absence, layoffs, unemployment compensation, employment handbooks and policies, and conducting employee and management training.  Her practice also includes drafting employment contracts, non-disclosure agreements, and anti-competition-hiring-solicitation agreements.

Laura was recognized as one of the “Top 50 Women Lawyers” in Houston by the Texas Diversity Council in 2017.


Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow

HR Houston, Member of the HR Ambassador Committee

BCC School of Music (Houston), Board of Directors


J.D., Baylor University School of Law

B.S., The University of Texas at Austin, high honors

Harvard Law School Executive Education, Women’s Leadership, 2020