Fisher & Phillips LLP
300 Convent St., Suite 1420
San Antonio, TX 78205
Bob Kilgore is Of Counsel in the San Antonio office of Fisher Phillips. For more than 30 years, Mr. Kilgore has helped employers throughout Texas who have been accused of wrongdoing by their employees or various governmental agencies. This includes federal and state court litigation and administrative proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission, United States Department of Labor (DOL), and Texas Workforce Commission. Mr. Kilgore is "AV Preeminent" Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, and has been listed in Texas Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in American since 2014 in the area of labor and employment law. He has been Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in the area of Labor and Employment Law since 1988.
The Normandy Group, LLC
888 16th Street, NW Suite 530
Washington, D.C. 20006
Henry Bonilla is a partner with the Normandy Group, where he works with a variety of clients to
help them promote their initiatives on Capitol Hill and in Executive branch. Prior to this, Mr.
Bonilla served 14 years in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1993 to 2007. During his
tenure in Congress, Mr. Bonilla was chosen to serve on the House Appropriations Committee in
his first term, a position not held by a freshman in more than 25 years. He quickly moved up the
committee ranks, serving as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Agriculture and a senior member
of the Subcommittee on Defense. In his role as Chairman, Mr. Bonilla was responsible for
funding America's agriculture industry, food safety and inspection, the Food & Drug
Administration, and food distribution programs in foreign countries. In addition, he served on
the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education.
Mr. Bonilla was the first Republican Hispanic ever elected to Congress from Texas. In his first
term in office, Time Magazine chose him as one of America’s Top 50 Young Leaders. In his
final term in office, he was rated by Congress.org as the seventh most influential member of
Congress in its Power Rankings.
Before his election to Congress, Mr. Bonilla’s professional career was in television news.
Having started as a reporter in Austin, he later became a producer for WABC-TV, the flagship
station of the ABC television network in New York City. Mr. Bonilla earned a Bachelor of
Journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin.
Schmoyer Reinhard LLP
17806 IH 10 West, Suite 400
San Antonio, TX 78257
John A. Ferguson, Jr. is a Partner with Schmoyer Reinhard LLP. Mr. Ferguson’s practice concentrates on all aspects of labor and employment law. He represents employers in proceedings before the NLRB, EEOC and U.S. Department of Labor, in labor arbitrations, in negotiation of collective bargaining agreements, in defense of FLSA collective actions, and in Title VII and state law employment discrimination litigation. Mr. Ferguson has over 30 years of experience in traditional labor relations law, especially the National Labor Relations Act. He served as a trial attorney with the National Labor Relations Board’s Houston Resident Office from 1981-1986. Mr. Ferguson graduated from Duke University in 1976 and from Texas Tech University School of Law in 1980. He is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak& Stewart, P.C.
One Allen Center
500 Dallas St., Suite 3000
Houston, TX 77002
Leigh N. Ganchan is a Shareholder with Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak& Stewart, P.C., in its Houston, Texas office. Ms. Ganchan provides business immigration advice to employers and professionals in a variety of industries. Ms. Ganchan is certified in Immigration and Nationality law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She previously worked as an Assistant District Counsel for the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, and she was one of the founding officers of the State Bar of Texas Immigration Law Section. Ms. Ganchan graduated cum laude from the University of Alabama in 1991, and she graduated cum laude from American University, Washington College of Law in 1996.
Strasburger& Price, LLP
2301 Broadway St.
San Antonio, TX 78215
Soña Ramirez is a Partner with Strasburger& Price, LLP, in San Antonio, Texas. Ms. Ramirez is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Ms. Ramirez represents employers in employment-related litigation before federal and state courts and administrative agencies and she provides day-to-day employment counseling to employers. Ms. Ramirez also assists employers in drafting handbooks, policies, employment agreements, and severance agreements. Ms. Ramirez graduated from St. Mary's University in 1998 and from St. Mary's University School of Law in 2002.