Cozen O’Connor: Kavuri, Nandini

Nandini Kavuri

Associate

Houston

(832) 214-3962

(832) 214-3905

Nandini is a labor and employment litigator. She assists employers in all areas of labor and employment law, including providing advice and counsel to managers and human resource professionals, and representing employers before state and federal courts, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the U.S. Department of Labor, and other governmental agencies.

Prior to joining the firm, Nandini practiced employment law at a Houston law firm, was an intern at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and at the National Labor Relations Board and was a judicial intern for the Honorable Karen Wells Roby, U.S. Magistrate Judge for Eastern District of Louisiana.

Nandini earned her bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University and earned her law degree from the University of Houston Law Center. During law school, Nandini was the president and founder of the Labor & Employment Law Society, student attorney and mediator for the Civil Clinic and Mediation Clinic and president of South Asian Law Students Association. Nandini was also a finalist in the Lorance & Thompson Negotiation Competition, ABA Regional Arbitration Competition, and ABA Regional Client Counseling Competition.

News

Office Politics in the Age of #MeToo

October 11, 2018

Nandini Kavuri, an associate of Cozen O'Connor's Labor & Employment department, discussed with 740 AM KTRH Newsradio how to handle office politics.

Oil Firm, Rival Denied Early Wins In Trade Secret Dispute

May 10, 2018

David Barron and Jennifer Williams' argument in Core Laboratories LP et al. v. AmSpec LLC et al. was discussed in a Law360 article covering the case.

Publications

Politics in the workplace: More than just a headache for employers [Westlaw Journal]

April 15, 2019

Nandini Kavuri discussed ways that employers can defuse heated political discussions in the workplace without improperly restricting the ability of employees to express themselves.

The Joint Employer Rollercoaster Continues: DOL Announces Proposed Changes [HR Headaches Blog]

April 08, 2019

For the past several years, the issue of joint employer status has been in a constant state of flux, creating uncertainty for employers.  In an effort to clarify this issue, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued a proposed rule on April 1, setting forth a four-factor balancing test to determine...

Employers in Control: Fifth Circuit Sheds New Light on Independent Contractor Test [Alert]

March 27, 2019

On February 28, 2019, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued an employer-friendly opinion, clarifying the level of “control” an employer may exercise over its independent contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Events & Seminars

Past Events

Practical Employment Law Advice in Uncertain Times

February 26, 2019 - Addison, TX

Education

  • University of Houston Law Center, J.D., 2014
  • Texas A&M University, B.A., 2011
  • Texas
  • Texas Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court -- Southern District of Texas

Houston Bar Association

State Bar of Texas

Texas Young Lawyers Association