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Michael W. Massiatte

Michael W. Massiatte focuses his practice on labor and employment matters, including employee relations, employee benefits and obligations arising in connection with mergers and acquisitions. He also counsels clients on litigation, commercial transactions, corporate compliance and ethics, and risk management matters and he frequently conducts high-level internal investigations. Michael provides advice and counselling to entities of all sizes, ranging from Fortune 100 companies to startups, on a wide range of business and employment-related issues. Michael partners with clients to proactively address employment issues to minimize the risk of litigation. He regularly counsels employers an all aspects of the employment relationship. Michael also regularly works with employers to review and update employment policies and to provide training on a wide range of topics including managing employee leave, handling employee discipline and discharge decisions, and protecting confidential and proprietary information. He also prepares executive and employment agreements, including those containing provisions aimed at protecting trade secrets and other business interests. Michael also advises clients on corporate compliance and risk management matters and advises companies in connection with corporate internal and governmental investigations. He counsels clients on developing, implementing and enhancing corporate compliance and ethics programs to address a broad range of potential risks, among them anti-corruption / anti- bribery, antitrust, privacy, cyber-security, and data protection and information management.

Practice Area


  • Contributing Author

Qualified Year

  • 2000


  • Appointed member, State Bar of Texas Pattern Jury Charge Committee ' Business, Consumer, Employment and Insurance (2012 ' present)
  • Board Member, Center for Global Business Advisory Board, UT Dallas ' Naveen Jindal School of Management (2017 ' present)


  • J.D., St. Mary's University
  • B.A., Government, University of Texas at Austin

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