Carmen Jo Rejda-Ponce

Associate


Email Address: crejdaponce@germer.com

Phone: 713.650.1313

Location: Houston Office

Overview

Carmen Jo (“CJ”) Rejda-Ponce focuses on a broad range of labor and employment litigation, including, discrimination, harassment, hostile work environment, retaliation, disability accommodation, and wage and hour issues. She has represented private and public sector clients in employment-related disputes before federal and state courts, federal and state administrative agencies, mediators, and arbitrators.

CJ also counsels employers on labor and employment concerns, including, developing and revising workplace policies and procedures, investigating and addressing employee complaints, conducting employee disciplines and terminations, drafting employment, separation, and other agreements, and determining proactive solutions to workplace problems while avoiding litigation.

CJ also represents public sector clients in a variety of civil rights matters. CJ previously served as an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Houston and as a registered lobbyist during the 2013 Regular Session of the Texas Legislature.

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Professional Background

  • Joined Germer in 2016
  • Reed Smith LLP – 2015
  • City of Houston, Legal Department – 2014
  • Baker Botts LLP – 2011

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Admitted to practice before the following courts:
    • All Texas state courts
    • United States District Court for the Southern, Western and Eastern Districts of Texas

Education

  • Duke University School of Law
    • Juris Doctor – 2011
    • Journal of Law and Contemporary Problems, Staff Editor
  • Columbia University
    • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science and Human Rights – 2008

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • Houston Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • Hispanic Bar Association

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