Ford & Harrison Partner Buena Vista Lyons to Be Honored at the 2012 Texas Diversity and Leadership Conference

Date   Apr 3, 2012

Ford & Harrison LLP, a national labor and employment law firm, is pleased to announce that Buena Vista Lyons, a partner in the firm's Dallas office, will be honored at the Texas Diversity Council's 8th Annual Texas Diversity and Leadership Conference on April 4-6 at the Westin Galleria Dallas in Dallas, TX. 

The Texas Diversity Council is hosting the event in an effort to recognize and empower multiculturalism and leadership throughout the state of Texas. During the conference, a series of awards will be given in recognition of leadership and excellence including the 2012 "Most Powerful & Influential Women Award," the "Multicultural Leadership Award," and the "DiversityFIRSTTM" Award, among others.

Lyons will be receiving the "Most Powerful & Influential Women Award," which is designed to recognize individuals who have made a difference through their achievements and exemplify the ability to excel in their field.    

"I am very proud to recognize these extraordinary individuals, who have risen above the numerous challenges and barriers barring their paths, and achieved success in their distinguished careers," said Dennis Kennedy, Founder and CEO of the National Diversity Council.

Lyons is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and defends employers representing in a broad range of industries (including cosmetics, healthcare, airline and hospitality/food services) in labor and employment related matters. Employers turn to Lyons to defend them in state and federal court actions involving race, color, sex, age, national origin and other discrimination claims, sexual harassment claims, whistleblower/retaliation and wrongful discharge claims; and state law employment related tort claims and non-disclosure, non-competition, and non-solicitation claims. She also counsels and trains management on multi-state, federal and international employment practice issues; prepares and reviews anti-discrimination/harassment training programs; audits personnel handbooks, policies and procedures; and advices on reduction-in-force plans and severance/retention plans. Lyons received her J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law in 1996.