Mike Buchanan is a shareholder in Ogletree Deakins’ Dallas office. Board certified since 1996 in labor and employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Mike represents leading national, regional, and local clients in complex labor and employment matters ranging from the defense of discrimination claims, class actions, and collective actions, to the prosecution and defense of noncompetition and trade secret disputes. He also represents governmental entities and institutions of higher education in disputes alleging civil rights violations. Mike is a seasoned trial attorney who has tried jury cases to verdict throughout Texas and Louisiana. He graduated with honors from Vanderbilt University in 1973 and with honors from Baylor School of Law in 1981. In between college and law school, Mike served with distinction as a Surface Warfare Officer and Nuclear Security Officer in the United States Navy.Since its inception in 2003, Mike has been recognized as a Texas “Super Lawyer” in a poll conducted annually by a Blue Ribbon Panel for Texas Monthly magazine. In 2008, Mike’s peers selected him as one of Texas’ Top 100 Super Lawyers. He has also been recognized as one of the nation’s top labor and employment attorneys in the annual Best Lawyers in America ratings.