James Hughes joined the Austin office in November 2013 as an associate in the employment and labor group. Prior to joining Norton Rose Fulbright, James served two judicial clerkships at both the trial and appellate levels. From 2011–2013, he was a federal judicial clerk for Judge Sam Sparks of the US District Court, Western District of Texas. From 2010–2011, he served as a judicial clerk for Justice Eva M. Guzman of the Texas Supreme Court. During both clerkships, James worked on numerous cases involving both federal and state employment law. These included various federal cases under Title VII, the ADA, the ADEA, the FLSA, and the FMLA. He also has familiarity with cases involving state law, such as non-compete agreements and employment contracts. Finally, James has extensive experience with federal motions practice and federal employment trials.