Nandini Sane


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. She is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the state of Texas.

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.



More Than 200 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch

August 22, 2022

210 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 24 of the firm’s nationwide offices for inclusion in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Three Cozen O’Connor Attorney’s Named 2022 Texas Rising Stars

April 26, 2022

Super Lawyers has named William Craven (Insurance Coverage), Aaron Holt (Labor & Employment), and Nandini Sane (Labor & Employment) to its 2022 list of Rising Stars in Texas.

How Employers Can Approach March Madness Office Betting Pools

March 15, 2022

Nandini Sane spoke with SHRM about how employers can handle office pools with March Madness.

More Than 205 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch By The Best Lawyers In America

August 19, 2021

Best Lawyers selected 210 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 23 of the firm’s nationwide offices for inclusion in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Hiring For The Future: A Playbook For Building A Diverse, Inclusive & Equitable Workforce­

March 18, 2021

Nandini Sane was quoted in Forbes discussing key considerations every recruiter, leader and hiring manager should consider as they look to build their workforce.

More Than 200 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch By The Best Lawyers In America

August 20, 2020

Best Lawyers selected 201 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 23 of the firm’s nationwide offices for inclusion in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© (Copyright 2020 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).

How to Protect Yourself if You're Forced to Return to Work

April 24, 2020

Nandini Sane was quoted in Life Hacker discussing what employees should do if they do not feel safe returning to work when stay at home orders are lifted.

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.


Employer Guide to COVID-19 Vaccination [HR Headaches Blog]

January 22, 2021

David Barron, John Carrigan, Jr., Arielle Eisenberg, Aaron Holt, and Nandini Sane designed a guide on how employers can handle the COVID-19 vaccination for their employees. The most important question right now for Human Resources professionals is vaccination and more specifically, how to implement...

Employer Guide to COVID-19 Vaccination

January 20, 2021

David Barron, John Carrigan, Jr., Arielle Eisenberg, Aaron Holt, and Nandini Sane designed a guide on how employers can handle the COVID-19 vaccination for their employees.

Top 5 Tips for Conducting a Remote Investigation [HR Headaches Blog]

December 28, 2020

With many workforces continuing to work remotely, companies have had to reshape the ways in which important business functions are executed, including the ways in which workplace investigations are conducted. In fact, over the last several months, many businesses have switched to conducting...

Top 5 Takeaways From The EEOC COVID-19 Vaccine Guidance [HR Headaches Blog]

December 18, 2020

As the new year rolls in, the COVID-19 vaccine is on everyone’s mind. The Pfizer vaccine has officially been distributed throughout the United States (albeit through a more limited Emergency Use Authorization process) and rumors are circulating that the FDA will approve the Moderna vaccine any day...

5 Practical Tips For Reviewing Your Handbook And Policies [HR Headaches Blog]

December 15, 2020

Each year, employers should review and reevaluate their employee handbooks and policies. This is an important practice as new laws will often go into effect at the start of a new year. It is also a safe way to ensure employee policies are not out of date. This practice is especially critical now...

Top 5 Tips for Managing Remote Employees [HR Headaches Blog]

November 05, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many companies to switch to a remote workforce. This rapid shift has reshaped the landscape of the American workforce, and will likely have far-reaching consequences. Although for many employers, remote working is just a temporary response to the global pandemic,...

Top 5 Tips For Managing Employees During The Election Season And Beyond [HR Headaches Blog]

October 23, 2020

If you could not tell from the political commercials, candidate signs on every lawn, and nonstop news coverage, the 2020 election is in full swing. Early voting has started in many states and over 20 million people have already voted. This election, however, seems to be all-consuming and rather...

Employer Back to School Guide

August 06, 2020

David Barron, David Hackett, Nandini Sane, and Bethany Vasquez designed an FAQ to address concerns that employers have regarding COVID-19 and the Fall semester.

Return to Work Post-Coronavirus Checklist

April 24, 2020

Cozen O'Connor Labor and Employment attorneys addressed how employers should plan returning to work post-coronavirus.

IRS Provides New Guidance Regarding Tax Credits under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

April 02, 2020

Nandini Sane and Tina Syring summarize employers' obligations and benefits under the FFCRA.

Layoffs, Furloughs, and the Impact of WARN Acts on Reorganizations [Alert]

March 20, 2020

Jen Williams, Peter Ennis, Arielle Eisenberg, and Nandini Sane discuss what employers must consider under state and federal WARN Acts before laying off or furloughing employees during the COVID-19 pandemic.

FAQ: Families First Coronavirus Response Act [Alert]

March 19, 2020

Aaron Holt answers employers' questions regarding the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

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

ACC - Best Practices for Remote Work Policies

July 21, 2022 - The Woodlands, TX

Best Practices for Remote Work Policies

July 12, 2022 - Houston, TX

OSHA ETS Vaccine Mandate

November 04, 2021 - Webinar

Practical Employment Law Advice in Uncertain Times

February 26, 2019 - Addison, TX

Industry Sectors


  • University of Houston Law Center, J.D., 2014
  • Texas A&M University, B.A., 2011

Awards & Honors

Best Lawyers in America Ones to Watch 2021-2023

Texas Super Lawyers, Rising Stars 2022

Houstonia Magazine Houston's Top Lawyer 2021

  • Texas
  • Texas Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court -- Southern District of Texas

Houston Bar Association

State Bar of Texas

Texas Young Lawyers Association