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As an employment-focused litigator and investigator, Catarina advises clients on equal rights, discrimination and retaliation claims, wage and hour issues, Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) matters, and Title VII actions. Catarina also works on the firm’s Higher Education team, assisting clients with extensive employment, student conduct and institutional nondiscrimination efforts. This includes NCAA compliance and investigations into Title IX and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act claims, as well as other federal civil rights statutes and regulations.

A medical school applicant recently filed suit, alleging that several Texas medical schools improperly rejected him by basing their admissions decisions on race and gender. The complaint asserts that these schools (along with “nearly every school and university in the United States”) participate in the practice known as affirmative action, giving preference to women and non-Asian minorities rather than candidates with more impressive academic accomplishments.

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