News

  • Andrew Broadaway explores employer data privacy concerns and the steps counsel must take in response to a data breach incident. Click here to read the full article or read it on the Federal Bar Association website.

  • Scott Brutocao presented “California Law for Texas Employers” on Thursday, January 18, 2017 at the Norris Conference Center in Austin, TX.  Click here for more information.

  • Betsy Chestney selected to be United States Magistrate Judge. Read more

  • Connie Cornell, Ted Smith, Steven Mierl, Scott Brutocao and Betsy Chestney recognized as 2016 Texas Super Lawyers.

  • The name partners were named to the 2017 Best Lawyers in America for their work in Employment and Labor Law for Individuals and Management and Labor and Employment litigation. This is Scott Brutocao’s 10th year to be recognized on the list.

  • Connie Cornell and Betsy Chestney discuss Austin’s new Fair Ordinance Act and its effect on background checks for employers. Click here to watch the presentation.

  • Ted Smith shares the impact of the Department of Labor’s new overtime protections. All employers must be compliant by December 1, 2016. Click here to watch the presentation.

  • Scott Brutocao explains the new federal Defend Trade Secrets Act and how employers can comply with the new requirements. Click here to watch the presentation.

  • The firm earned a Tier 1 Best Law Firm ranking for labor and employment litigation, labor law for management and employment law for management in 2016 by U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America.

  • Cornell Smith Mierl & Brutocao will be hosting a seminar on three important recent developments in employment law, including the Department of Labor’s expansion of overtime protection, Austin’s Fair Chance Ordinance, and The New Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act.  Registration is free, but space is limited and priority will be given to current CSMB clients. Consult the CSMB_Breakfast_Brochure for details.

  • Connie Cornell and Betsy Chestney presented at the Texas Electrical Cooperatives 31st Annual Human Resource Conference, San Marcos, Texas, in May 2016.

  • Ted Smith presented at the 2016 Southwest Fuel & Convenience Expo on the changes to the DOL overtime rules.

  • Betsy Chestney and Steve Mierl presented at the University of Texas 23rd Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference May 3-4, 2016 at the AT&T Conference Center in Austin, Texas.

  • Scott Brutocao presented “California Employment Law for Texas Lawyers” at the Texas Bar’s 24th Annual Advanced Employment Law Course on Thursday, January 14, 2016 at the Westin Hotel Galleria in Dallas.  Click here for more information.

  • Steven Mierl was named the 2016 Austin “Lawyer of the Year” for Labor and Employment Litigation by The Best Lawyers in America. The name partners were also recognized for their work in Employment Law for Individuals and Management, Management Labor Law and Labor and Employment Litigation.

  • Connie Cornell, Ted Smith, Steven Mierl, Scott Brutocao and Betsy Chestney earn 2015 Texas Super Lawyers recognition.

  • Steven Mierl and Scott Brutocao both recognized as Best Lawyers® 2015 Austin “Lawyer of the Year” – Mierl in Management Employment Law and Brutocao in Labor and Employment Litigation.

  • Cornell, Smith, Mierl, Brutocao and Betsy Chestney all named “Super Lawyers” by Texas Monthly in 2014.

  • Connie Cornell, Ted Smith, Steve Mierl, and Scott Brutocao have all been named Best Lawyers® 2014.

  • Connie Cornell and Ted Smith recognized for Best Lawyers® 2014 Austin “Lawyer of the Year” in Labor Law – Management and Employment Law – Management, respectively.