Heather L. Sherrod

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

United States
T:+1 713 651 5163
United States
T:+1 713 651 5163
Heather L. Sherrod

Heather L. Sherrod



Heather's practice focuses on advising and defending employers in complex employment litigation, such as harassment, defamation, whistleblower retaliation, and wage and hour class actions. In addition to her litigation practice, Heather conducts workplace investigations involving allegations of harassment, hostile work environments, discrimination, retaliation, whistleblowing, and violation of company policies.  

Heather also advises employers and their management personnel on a variety of day-to-day legal issues, including employment termination issues, confidentiality and non-compete issues, wage and hour compliance, and employee or supervisor training.  Heather is certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization for Labor and Employment Law.

Professional experience

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JD, magna cum laude, University of Houston Law Center
BA, high honors, The University of Texas at Austin

  • Texas State Bar
  • Successfully obtained summary judgment for an energy company in a case involving discrimination and retaliation under the Americans with Disability Act
  • Successfully obtained summary judgment for transportation company in a case involving multiple plaintiffs asserting allegations of a racially hostile work environment under Title VII and Section 1981
  • Successfully obtained summary judgment for NASA contractor in a case involving whistleblower allegations under the False Claims Act and Defense Contractor Whistleblower Protection Act
  • Successfully obtained early dismissal for a retail client in a wage and hour dispute
  • Successfully obtained summary judgment for retailer in EEOC class action involving allegations of age discrimination
  • Assisted in obtaining favorable settlement for an environmental services client in a Fair Labor Standards Act lawsuit
  • Assisted in representing of a construction client accused of willful and serious violations of OSHA, which resulted in a favorable settlement to the client
  • Assisted in representation of a transportation client at trial accused of willful and serious violations of Title VII
  • Regularly provides counseling on a multitude of employment related issues, including the Americans with Disabilities Act, Family Medical Leave Act and Fair Labor Standards Act compliance
  • Lawdragon 500 X – The Next Generation, Lawdragon, 2024
  • Texas Rising Star, Employment and Labor, Thomson Reuters, 2020 - 2022
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Ones to Watch, Labor and Employment Law - Management, Best Lawyers, 2021 - 2024
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Ones to Watch, Litigation - Labor and Employment, Best Lawyers, 2021 - 2024
  • "What Employers Should Know About Title VII Carveout Ruling," Law360, November 2021
  • "Monitoring Employee Social Media Activity," Texas Lawyer, April 4, 2015
  • Co-author, "The ADA/ADAAA, FMLA, USERRA, and Other Leave Laws," Chicago Conference: Understanding Employment Law, Spring 2013
  • "The Hot News Doctrine: It's Not 1918 Anymore," Houston Law Review, Spring 2012
  • Heather is also a frequent contributor to Norton Rose Fulbright's Social Media Law Blog