Millicent is a seasoned and versatile attorney with more than 25 years of experience. For more than 10 years Millicent’s practice focused exclusively on employment law-based litigation matters. In more recent years, her practice broadened to commercial litigation and to transactional experience. This led to her becoming General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of a managed behavioral healthcare company where she was responsible for all the legal affairs of the company, including transactional, contracts, regulatory, human resources and litigation. Millicent then joined DBC in 2010.
Millicent counsels her clients on the myriad of issues when starting and operating a business including all aspects of employment law with a particular emphasis on employee mobility. Millicent also assists clients with corporate formation and governance, funding alternatives, protection of intellectual property, regulatory approvals and compliance, anti-trust compliance, strategic business opportunities and alliances. Given her litigation background and in-house experience, she often provides assessments on potential liability and risk management.
Millicent has managed responses to governmental investigations and subpoenas from the Department of Justice, Department of Labor, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Internal Revenue Service, as well as various state governmental agencies. Millicent’s more complicated matters relate to the Department of Justice investigation of antitrust matters, coordinating and managing a team of outside counsel in the instance of global multi-jurisdictional antitrust governmental investigations. Managing these responses has led to Millicent defending her client in the largest class action multi-jurisdictional litigation in history.
Prior to working in-house, Millicent began her career at Latham & Watkins, LLP in New York and later was a partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in Palo Alto, California. She is able to bring “big” firm training to her clients at a much more reasonable hourly rate. A sophisticated purchaser of legal services will understand and appreciate these facts. She has been admitted to the bars of California, New York and Texas and is currently active and practices in both Texas and California.
The University of Texas School of Law, J.D. (1989)
Yale University, Special Student program (1984)
Duke University, BA with distinction (1986)
State Bar of California (Labor & Employment Law Section)
State Bar of Texas
American Bar Association
Austin Bar Association (Labor & Employment Law Section)