Munck Wilson Mandala


Teresa Hudson

Principal Attorney
Employment & Labor
Houston
(832) 615-2734

Teresa Hudson is a principal attorney practicing in the firm’s labor & employment group. Teresa focuses her practice on representing clients in a variety of employment and labor disputes, regulatory matters, and helping clients align complex HR programs with business objectives. 

An accomplished professional across multiple disciplines, Teresa has served as a HR executive, certified mediator, and founded The Hudson Law Group. She brings this comprehensive skill set to her attorney work, consulting clients in all phases of litigation ranging from the Texas Labor Code to federal statues such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act (as amended), and Title IX of the Civil Rights Act. 

Teresa’s practical and hands-on experience includes serving as a senior human resources executive and a strategic partner for Fortune 500 companies, Tier 1 institutions of higher education, and various non-profit organizations. Teresa’s core knowledge and expertise include compensation and benefits plan design and administration, talent and performance management, employee relations and retention, succession planning, leadership training, employee training, and organizational development, all tailored to advance the client’s goals. Clients appreciate Teresa’s timely and strategic advice and value her ability to establish rapport with everyone with whom she interacts.  

Teresa’s body of work speaks for itself – she has successfully defended an employer through a multi-million-dollar class action filed under the Private Attorney General Act and ultimately settled for five percent of what the class sought in damages. She has also successfully defended employers before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the U.S. Department of Labor, and the Texas Workforce Commission in claims ranging from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. 

She has successfully defended PEO organization in regulatory litigation before U.S. Department of Labor and successfully guided large, regional homebuilders to a “defense costs” settlement in a contentious, lengthy litigation. Teresa guided an employer through multiple adversarial proceedings before the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing while achieving settlements for less than 10% of the complainant’s demands. 

In addition, Teresa guided several clients through labor and employment challenges caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic while designing and implementing the clients’ initial response and internal program/processes to ensure compliance with the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and the CARES Act. 

Teresa received her J.D. from Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law, and she earned her B.A. in Social Sciences from Tulane University in New Orleans. She is also in progress toward the completion of her LLM in employment law from Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School.

Representative Matters

  • Defended an employer through a multi-million-dollar class action filed under the Private Attorney General Act and ultimately settled for five percent of what the class sought in damages.
  • Represented employers before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the U.S. Department of Labor, and the Texas Workforce Commission in claims ranging from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. 
  • Defended PEO organization in regulatory litigation before U.S. Department of Labor and successfully guided large, regional homebuilder to a “defense costs” settlement in a contentious, lengthy litigation.
  • Guided an employer through multiple adversarial proceedings before the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing while achieving settlements for less than 10% of the complainant’s demands.
  • Consulted several clients through labor and employment challenges caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic while designing and implementing the clients’ initial response and internal program/processes to ensure compliance with the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and the CARES Act.

Education

Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, 2005
Juris Doctor
Tulane University, 1999
B.A., Social Sciences

Associations & Memberships

State Bar of Texas

Federal Bar Association

Houston Bar Association

Bar Admissions

Texas, 2006

U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas

Focus Areas

  • Employment & Labor Law 
  • Employment Litigation 
  • Government Investigations 
  • Corporate Governance 
  • Emerging Companies 
  • Board & Internal Investigations 
  • Employee Incentive Plans & Compensation