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Workflows: Clouse Brown Employment Law Boutique Opens in Dallas

April 24, 2018, 5:57 PM

A Dallas, Tex. boutique law firm is splitting in two, amicably.

Keith Clouse and Alyson Brown have launched a new employment law firm in Dallas: Clouse Brown.

The two are joined by attorneys Emily Stout, Camille Avant, Bruce Rothstein, and Jesse Clouse. All six lawyers previously practiced with Clouse Dunn.

“We basically split the firm in half,” with six lawyers from Clouse Dunn going to Clouse Brown and the others going to a new firm called the Rogge Dunn Group, Keith Clouse told Bloomberg Law April 23. “We’re parting as friends.”

“The nature of my team’s practice is very senior executive,” Clouse said. “I want to keep my focus on that.” Clouse Brown’s attorneys negotiate, draft, and litigate employment contracts and severance packages for senior-level and C-suite executives.

“We’re deal lawyers,” Clouse said. When a company is being bought, the chief executive officer must negotiate his compensation—base, bonus, and equity, he said. “A lot of our clients start here” in Dallas, but when they move to other cities, “we keep doing their deals.”

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To contact the reporter on this story: Gayle Cinquegrani in Washington

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Terence Hyland

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