Millicent Lundburg

Partner

Email : mlundburg@cm.law

Toll Free: 1-844-285-4263 ext. 798

Direct : 512-585-0912

Office : Austin

A seasoned and versatile labor and employment attorney with more than 30 years of experience in helping employers navigate their employment-law matters, from the board room to the court room. 

Ms. Lundburg has significant experience representing large public and private employers in all aspects of trade secret and employment law‚ particularly with regard to employee mobility and intellectual property protection issues. Ms. Lundburg’s extensive experience with proprietary information‚ non-solicitation‚ and non-compete issues is invaluable for developing an overall strategy to minimize the need for litigation while ensuring the protection of intellectual property and business goodwill‚ especially when employees move between companies or during high-risk terminations.

In addition‚ Ms. Lundburg counsels clients on the full range of employment law issues‚ including how to handle problem employees‚ disciplinary actions‚ reductions in force‚ sexual harassment/discrimination investigations‚ and other investigations by federal or state agencies. Ms. Lundburg also has experience with equity incentive and other compensation issues. She provides strategic guidance for employers and drafts a wide range of compensation plans‚ including provisions for stock options‚ restricted stock‚ stock appreciation rights and performance based options. She also works with employers on their profit sharing plans‚ bonus plans‚ commission plans‚ acquisition plans and a host of other compensation related plans‚ including benefits plans.

As an active litigator on a broad range of general business‚ intellectual property and employment-related claims‚ Ms. Lundburg has conducted numerous jury and non-jury trials‚ motions for injunctions‚ arbitrations‚ and mediations‚ and she represents employers in both federal and state agency proceedings. For example, she has managed employer responses to governmental investigations and subpoenas from the Department of Justice, Department of Labor, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Internal Revenue Service, as well as various state governmental agencies.  

One of the more complex adverse proceedings Ms. Lundburg has handled related to a Department of Justice investigation of antitrust matters, coordinating and managing a team of outside counsel in the instance of global multi-jurisdictional antitrust governmental investigations. Managing these responses led to Millicent defending her client in the then-largest class action multi-jurisdictional litigation in U.S. history.

Beyond the employment-law arena, Ms. Lundburg has significant experience working with emerging growth high-technology and biotechnology companies. Ms. Lundburg represents many small- to medium-sized companies in their day-to-day legal affairs‚ often acting as outside general counsel to companies with no in-house legal staff. She works closely with companies in their infancy‚ aiding them with both early financing rounds and initial intellectual property protection‚ as well as with general business issues. Ms. Lundburg frequently drafts and negotiates the agreements that early-stage companies require‚ such as funding documents‚ stock and equity agreements‚ license agreements‚ sponsored research agreements‚ confidentiality agreements‚ consulting agreements and employment agreements. She then works with her clients as they grow. She has also assisted many clients through their exits‚ providing expertise to assist in strategy‚ planning‚ negotiating and finalizing various exits‚ from acquisitions to IPOs. She teams with patent attorneys‚ securities attorneys and other specialists within the firm as required to help her clients achieve their business goals. She also has years of experience litigating individual and class action claims in both state and federal courts throughout the United States.

Ms. Lundburg began her legal career at Latham & Watkins in both its New York and Los Angeles offices. She later became a partner in the Palo Alto office of Wilson Sonsini before relocating to Texas. In Austin, she was Counsel at Andrews and Kurth before becoming a partner at Fish & Richardson.  Ms. Lundburg also served as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of a managed behavioral healthcare company where she was responsible for all the legal affairs of the company, including transactional, contracts, regulatory, human resources and litigation. She has been admitted to the bars of California, New York and Texas and is currently active and practices in both Texas and California.

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