April 05, 2013 // Franchising.com // FORT WORTH – The Fort Worth Business Press has designated Haynes and Boone, LLP Labor and Employment Partner Karen Denney as a 40 Under 40 Honoree, recognizing her as one of 40 persons under the age of 40 who are making a difference in the Fort Worth community.
“Through her many volunteer activities and leadership roles, Karen really leads by example,” said Terry Conner, managing partner. “Her selflessness and dedication both outside and inside the firm have earned her wide respect from her fellow lawyers, her clients and the Fort Worth community. We congratulate Karen on this honor.”
Added Fort Worth Administrative Partner Brian Barnard: “We are very proud of Karen. She consistently delivers quality work, whether it is for clients or the many non-profit organizations she assists. Her commitment to the community inspires those around her.”
For similar reasons, Denney was named the 2012 Outstanding Young Lawyer of Texas by the Texas Young Lawyers Association. The prestigious honor was given for her commitment to and leadership in pro bono work, as well as for her service to the local bar and involvement in the community.
Currently, Denney serves as co-chair of the Tarrant County Volunteer Attorney Services Committee, an organization that encourages and recognizes pro bono services by Tarrant County lawyers; vice-chair of development and a board member of Casa Mañana, Inc., a non-profit entity that produces children’s and Broadway theatre; vice president of Clayton Youth Enrichment Services, a non-profit entity that provides before and after-school enrichment programs for area children; and president-elect and board member of The Parenting Center, a non-profit entity that provides parenting and other classes and child, parental and family counseling in an effort to end child abuse in Tarrant County and build stronger families.
At Haynes and Boone, Denney represents employers in employment litigation and arbitration matters involving a variety of claims, including claims involving age, sex, race, national origin, disability, the Family Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, retaliation, misappropriation, gross negligence, breach of contract, defamation, tortious interference, covenants not to compete and other employment laws and related torts.
Denney will be honored at the Fort Worth Business Press annual awards dinner on May 8 at the Cendera Center in Fort Worth, Texas.
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