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Norlynn B. Price


Norlynn B. Price


T:+1 214 855 8166

Norlynn Price, a partner, joined the Dallas office in 1989. She has significant experience representing employer clients in the areas of employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation and other employment-related litigation and administrative proceedings.  Norlynn negotiates and advises clients regarding employment and separation agreements, including restrictive covenants and issues regarding trade secrets and confidential information. Norlynn also assists employer clients to develop best practices and workplace policies and frequently provides training to company managers, supervisors and employees on current legal issues surrounding workplace conduct.  In addition to her labor and employment law experience, Norlynn has substantial experience in commercial/business tort litigation, intellectual property litigation and real estate litigation involving borrower/lender, landlord/tenant and owner/developer disputes. Norlynn is also experienced in issues surrounding and litigation involving the judicial validation of public securities issued by governmental authorities and political subdivisions for public works projects as authorized by the Texas Government Code.

Norlynn has served as the Dallas office member of the firm's Pro Bono Committee since 2010 and in that capacity oversees the pro bono matters and community service in which Dallas office attorneys are involved.

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  • Education

    1984 - J.D., Baylor University School of Law
    1982 - B.A., cum laude, English, Baylor University

    While in law school, Norlynn served as an editor of the Baylor Law Review and as teaching assistant to the director of the school's Practice Court program. She was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1985 and is admitted to practice in federal district courts located in Texas and the United States Courts of Appeal for the Fifth and Federal Circuits.

  • Representative experience

    Norlynn's most recent experience includes:

    • Representation of international electronics manufacturing and consulting contractor in wrongful discharge and employment discrimination matter before U.S. Department of Justice, resulting in summary judgment in favor of client
    • Representation of international human resources service contractor in wrongful discharge and libel/slander action brought by former employee, resulting in summary judgment favorable to client
    • Representation of international electronic component vendor in commercial matter involving noncompetition covenants and alleged theft of trade secrets, resulting in settlement favorable to client
    • Representation of employers in negotiation of separation arrangements with upper level management employees
    • Representation of lender (through special loan servicer) against borrowers and guarantors in multi-state litigation involving in excess of $1 billion in defaulted loans secured by real property and twenty-five apartment complexes comprising over nine thousand units, resulting in various judgments and settlements favorable to client
    • Representation of various real estate mortgage investment trusts (REMICs), through special loan servicers, in litigation matters throughout Texas and several other states in both state and federal courts against borrowers and loan guarantors on defaulted loans, resulting in successful appointments of receivers, injunctions against borrowers to prevent waste and dilution of value of collateral assets, and ultimately the favorable resolution of disputes through settlement or the sale of the assets serving as collateral for the loans
    • Representation of various governmental agencies and political subdivisions in declaratory judgment actions involving the governmental entities' intent to issue revenue bonds or to assess ad valorem taxes for the financing of various public works projects, and also for the clarification as to the boundaries of the governmental entities following annexation or a dispute as to location of the boundaries
    • Representation of  international exhibit manufacturer in a commercial matter involving theft of trade secrets and other intellectual property and violation of post-employment covenants, resulting in settlement favorable to the client, including a permanent injunction in the client's favor
    • Representation of  international manufacturer in copyright and trademark infringement action, resulting in settlement favorable to client (including a permanent injunction in the client's favor) following jury selection at trial
    • Representation of major energy company in a commercial dispute regarding commissions allegedly due under an area of mutual interest agreement, resulting in voluntary dismissal of claims against client following the filing of a motion for summary judgment against the client's opponent
    • Representation of subsidiary of publicly held energy company in commercial litigation against franchise operator over terms of purchase agreement for petroleum products, resulting in settlement favorable to client following filing of motion for summary judgment against client's opponent
    • Representation of federal savings bank in commercial matter involving bank's handling of mortgage loan, resulting in summary judgment in favor of client, which judgment was affirmed by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • Admissions
    • Texas State Bar License
  • Rankings and recognitions
    • Texas Top Rated Lawyer, LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, 2012 - 2015
  • Publications

    "Employers Must Provide Family Medical Leave Act Benefits to Same-Sex Married Couples Starting March 27, 2015." Global Workplace Insider, March 24, 2015.

    "US Supreme Court Rules Against Abercrombie & Fitch in Hijab Case." Global Workplace Insider, June 1, 2015.

    "Fatter Paychecks for Employees, Tough Decisions for Employers." Global Workplace Insider, June 30, 2015.

    "Checks and Balances at Work:  Fifth Circuit Reins In U.S. Department of Labor in Fair Labor Standards Act Case." Global Workplace Insider, July 7, 2015.

    "Employee or Independent Contractor:  Too Much of a Good Thing?" Global Workplace Insider, July 27, 2015.

    "Now Streaming:  Happy New Parents - Tech Employers Set a High Bar With Paid Parental Leave." Global Workplace Insider, August 6, 2015.

    "You Are Not the Boss of Me...Or ARE You?"  Global Workplace Insider, August 31, 2015.

    "Fair Pay, Safe Workplaces, and Federal Contractors Telling it Like it Is." Global Workplace Insider, August 29, 2016.

    "Promising Practices Encouraged by EEOC to Prevent Retaliation."  Global Workplace Insider, August 30, 2016.

    "Overtime Overhaul - Small Businesses Want More Time to Prepare."  Global Workplace Insider, September 29, 2016.

  • Speaking engagements
    • #HashtagHassles - The Blessing and the Curse of Social Media (presented to Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP clients and prospective clients) (2016)
    • ADA Master Class (presented through Business and Legal Resources for HR professionals) (2015)
    • Working Overtime to Prepare for the New Rules:  No Employer is Exempt (presented to Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP clients and prospective clients (2015)
    • Wage and Hour Master Class (presented through Business and Legal Resources for HR professionals) (2015) 
    • FMLA Master Class (presented through Business and Legal Resources for HR professionals) (2015)
    • What's Hot in Texas:  Issues Impacting Employment Practices (presented to Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP clients and prospective clients) (2014)
    • Staying in Front of the Crisis:  Communicable Illnesses and the Workplace (presented to GC Netweavers) (2014)
    • FMLA Master Class (presented through Business and Legal Resources for HR professionals) (March, September 2014)
    • Wage and Hour Master Class (presented through Business and Legal Resources for HR professionals) (2014)
    • Ethical Considerations (presented in conjunction with Fulbright University - First Annual Fulbright Litigation School for Corporate Clients) (2013)
    • Because No One Looks Good In An Orange Jumpsuit (presented to Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. clients and prospective clients) (2010)
    • Women in Leadership Symposium (presented at Texas Diversity Council annual meeting) (2007)
    • Balancing Career and Family (presented to SMU Women in Law Society) (2007)
    • Landlord Tenant Law (presented in conjunction with Association of Corporate Counsel/Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Pro Bono Summit) (2007)
    • Avoiding Liability for Violating an Employee's Privacy Rights:  Limits on Electronic Monitoring and Personal Searches on Employees (presented at Council on Education in Management program) (2006)
  • Memberships and activities
    • American Bar Association
    • State Bar of Texas
    • President, Chairman of the Board, Dallas Street Choir (2015-Present)
    • President, Booker T. Washington HSPVA Music Guild (2011-2013)
    • Member, Performing Arts Committee, Lakehill Preparatory School (2013)
    • Kessler Park United Methodist Church
      • Director, Sunday School Curriculum (2001-2010)
      • Director, Vacation Bible School (2003-2004, 2006-2008)
      • Director Children's Choirs (2000-present)
      • Member, Worship Committee (2000-present)
      • Member, Staff-Parish Relations Committee (2006-2009)
    • Board of Directors, Vision Africa (2008-2010)