Laura O’Donnell is a Partner with the international law firm of Haynes and Boone where she practices management-side employment law and leads the firm’s wage and hour litigation practice group. Laura was recently named the “2016 Lawyer of the Year” for labor and employment litigation in San Antonio by Best Lawyers, Woodward/White, Inc.
Laura’s other awards include repeated recognitions as a top management-side employment attorney by publications including Best Lawyers, Texas Super Lawyers and San Antonio Scene. In 2013, Texas Lawyers recognized Laura as one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in Texas and one of the Top 50 Lawyers in Central/West Texas. Laura was also named one of San Antonio’s 40 Under 40 Rising Stars by the San Antonio Business Journal in 2006 and as one of America’s Up and Coming Leading Business Lawyers in Employment Law by Chambers USA from 2005 to 2009.
Laura received her undergraduate degree from Trinity University in 1993 and her J.D. from Baylor School of Law in 1996.
Laura is married to Mike, who is a partner at the international law firm of Norton Rose Fulbright. Laura and Mike are proud parents of two amazing Keystone students, a son in third grade and a daughter in second grade, both of whom have attended Keystone since kindergarten.