Andrew J. Broadaway, J.D., CISSP





Andrew Broadaway represents employers, executives, and individuals in all types of labor and employment matters.  Mr. Broadaway has appeared on behalf of clients in all aspects of employment and commercial litigation, including jury trials, arbitration, administrative hearings, agency investigations, and mediation.  He has directed wide-ranging litigation and motions practice in both individual and class actions in federal and state courts and has particular expertise in wage-and-hour, employment discrimination and retaliation, technology, non-competition, employee and customer non-solicitation, and trade secret litigation.  Moreover, Mr. Broadaway was selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2022 Best Lawyers®: Ones to Watch for his work in Litigation – Employment Law.  Mr. Broadaway also enjoys an active practice advising and counseling individual and institutional clients on a range of employment-related topics, auditing pay practices, drafting and negotiating employment-related agreements, reviewing and creating employee handbooks and policies, and training clients on all aspects of employment law.

A partner at the Firm since January 2020, Mr. Broadaway joined Cornell Smith in 2015 following a two-year clerkship with the Honorable Lee Yeakel, U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Texas.  Given his experience in the Austin Division of the Western District of Texas, Mr. Broadaway often serves as local counsel on all manner of civil litigation in the Western District.  He graduated with high honors from the University of Texas School of Law and is a member of the Order of the Coif.  In addition, Mr. Broadaway was named a UT Law Chancellor and “Keeper of the Peregrinus” for his academic achievement in law school.   Recently, Mr. Broadaway has returned to the UT Law School as a guest lecturer and adjunct professor, teaching Electronic Discovery and Digital Evidence.

Prior to pivoting to a legal career, Mr. Broadaway earned a degree in computer science and worked in the high-tech industry, specializing in data security, networking, and privacy.  He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a former Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer.  Mr. Broadaway therefore frequently advises clients on matters that relate to technology, confidentiality, data security, privacy, and trade secrets.

Outside of work, Mr. Broadaway is an avid cyclist and camper, amateur chef and charcuterist, wine enthusiast, and proud father.

Education & Certificates

J.D., The University of Texas School of Law, with high honors

Board Certified in Labor and Employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Order of the Coif; UT Law Chancellor, “Keeper of the Peregrinus”

Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal, Executive Submissions Editor and Articles Editor

M.M., Rice University; B.S., Indiana University

Certified Information Systems Security Professional, (Reg. #322890)

Honors & Awards

Mr. Broadaway has been named to the inaugural 2021 The Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch list by Woodward/White, Inc. in the category of Litigation-Labor & Employment. He was selected again for inclusion in the 2022 “Ones to Watch” list.

Representative Publications and Presentations

Author, Barbarians at the gate? Data security concerns for the employer and counselThe Labouring Oar, Federal Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section, 2017. Click here to read the full article or read it on the Federal Bar Association website.

Speaker, “2021 Client Update” Cornell Smith Mierl Brutocao Burton Webinar regarding pandemic, vaccination, and related employment law issues, February 2021.

Speaker, “I’d Love to Return to Work, but…” Cornell Smith Mierl Brutocao Burton Webinar regarding COVID-related return to work issues, June 2020.