Seyfarth Shaw LLP is pleased to announce that Houston office Labor & Employment partner Linda Schoonmaker has been selected by the Fort Bend Regional Council on Substance Abuse (FBRC) to receive the Helen Cordes Award for her dedication and giving of her time, experience and pro bono legal expertise to the council. The award was presented by the Flour Corporation, Roberta K. Randall Charitable Foundation and Marion and David Young at the Third Annual Helen Cordes Award Luncheon on February 23 in Richmond, TX.
Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Labor and Employment Law, Schoonmaker focuses her practice on representing companies in disputes and issues relating to the employer-employee relationship. In addition to representing employers in litigation, arbitration, administrative hearings and other forms of dispute resolution, Schoonmaker provides counseling and training to her clients regarding employment policies, state and federal laws impacting the employment relationship and other employment issues.
Schoonmaker is a dedicated community volunteer who served on FBRC’s Board of Directors from 2004 to 2010 and as the Board President from 2006 to 2008. She is steadfast in her devotion to FBRC’s mission, programs and projects and is a trusted partner in substance abuse prevention in our community.
The Helen Cordes Award Luncheon was founded on the community achievements of Helen Cordes who served on the Board of Directors of Fort Bend Regional Council from 1991-1997 and was the President of the Board from 1992-1995. During that time and long afterward, Helen served FBRC with a passion for its mission and inspired that same passion in so many who were privileged to work with her. In recognition of Helen’s leadership and long years of dedicated service to FBRC, the Helen Cordes Award was established.