Frederick W. Sultan IV

Senior Attorney, Litigation
Austin
3000 One American Center
600 Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas 78701
t 512.542.7065 f 512.542.7265
fsultan@gardere.com

Fred Sultan helps individuals and businesses throughout Texas and the U.S. with commercial litigation and appeals involving a broad range of business disputes, including employment, contract, business tort and trade secret-related claims. Fred’s litigation experience includes representation in construction, probate, real property, judgment collection, intellectual property, and securities litigation and arbitration. Clients comprising a wide variety of industries and privately-held corporations turn to Fred, including technology, health care, manufacturing, energy and natural resources, oil and gas, financial institutions, hospitality venues, restaurants, hotels, bars, liquor sales and retailers.

Clients appreciate Fred’s demeanor, candor and comprehensive grasp of Gardere’s resources. Fred often serves as a gatekeeper, calling on colleagues to support a client’s unique needs, whether transactional, administrative or government affairs.

In addition to his general commercial litigation experience, Fred represents employers in discrimination, sexual harassment and wrongful discharge litigation. He also reviews and negotiates employment contracts, represents employers before administrative agencies, and offers day-to-day advice to officers, managers and general counsel about personnel issues.

Fred sees a rise in trade secret and intellectual property disputes, as well as claims between employers and their former employees relating to post-termination non-disclosure and non-competition obligations. He has also seen escalation of wage and hour violations, and advises employers on how to avoid such claims.

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