Contributing Authors

AuthorLaura M. Franze
F-11 Texas employmenT law
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John G. Browning is a partner at Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, in the Dallas
office, where he handles civil litigation in state and federal courts in areas rang-
ing from employment and intellectual property to commercial cases and defense of
products liability, professional liability, and general negligence matters. He has exten-
sive trial, arbitration, and summary judgment experience, and has represented both
employers and employees in a wide variety of industries in non-compete and unfair
competition cases throughout Texas and on a pro hac vice basis in other jurisdictions.
Mr. Browning received his B.A. degree with general and departmental honors from
Rutgers University in 1986, where he was a National Merit Scholar and a member
of Phi Beta Kappa. He received his J.D. degree from the University of Texas School
of Law in 1989. He is rated “AV” by Martindale - Hubbell. Mr. Browning’s work has
appeared in the Texas Bar Journal, the Corporate Counsel Law Review, and other
publications. He is a frequent speaker on issues affecting business for bar associations and industry groups.
Mr. Browning received the Burton Award for Distinguished Achievement in Legal Writing in 2009 and again
in 2010. Mr. Browning has written the Supplement to Chapter 32, Protection of Business Interests, since 2003.
Steven E. Clark was admitted to practice law in Texas in 1978, and has prac-
ticed in Dallas since 1980. He graduated from the University of Houston with a
Bachelor of Arts in 1974, and received his Juris Doctor from the University of Houston
in 1977. In law school, Mr. Clark was a member of the Order of the Barons, a legal
honor society (top 10%). After graduating from law school, Mr. Clark clerked for two
years as a staff attorney for the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. Mr.
Clark has been admitted to practice law before all state courts in Texas and before the
United States district courts for the Northern, Eastern, Southern and Western districts
of Texas, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. He
has published numerous professional articles and spoken in the field of labor and
employment law. A list of articles and speaking engagements can be found at his
website, He is the founder of the Clark Firm PLLC and can be
contacted by email at, or by calling his office at 214-890-4066. Mr. Clark is a member of
the litigation, labor and employment, and solo and small firm sections of the Dallas, Texas State Bar and American
Bar Associations. Mr. Clark has business and litigation experience in state and federal courts in controversies
involving business and tort matters, employment law issues, including the Fair Labor Standard Act audits,
leave and benefits, trade secrets, covenants not to compete and protection of confidential information. He is
AV-rated in labor and employment law by Martindale-Hubbell. He has also been a Texas SuperLawyer in labor
and employment law since 2011, and is listed in the Texas Legal Directory and Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Clark
has written the supplement to Chapter 25, Family and Medical Leave Act since 2003. He is also the author of
Texas Employment Law Forms, published by ALM-Texas Lawyer.
R. Rogge Dunn litigates complex employment, business, and partnership dis-
putes throughout the country and has tried cases to a jury verdict in four states. Mr.
Dunn is one of only 25 attorneys in Texas who is Board Certified in both Labor and
Employment Law and Civil Trial Law.
Although approximately two-thirds of his practice involves representing cor-
porate defendants, Mr. Dunn has won settlements and judgments that have netted
more than $200 million for his plaintiff clients, including million dollar jury verdicts
in Texas and Louisiana. Two of his closing arguments were recorded for the Million
Dollar Arguments audio tape series. He has also netted more than $70 million in
settlements, judgments and severance for executives.
Mr. Dunn received a B.A., cum laude, with Departmental Distinction in
English, from Southern Methodist Univ. in 1980. He received a J.D., with honors,

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