Bryant Banes is the managing partner of Neel, Hooper & Banes, P.C., in Houston, Texas. He practices in the areas of labor-management relations; wage and hour litigation, including prevailing wages; alternative dispute resolution and arbitration; and is board certified in labor and employment law. Mr. Banes litigates all types of civil matters before federal and state courts and boards and has briefed and argued numerous times before U.S. and State Court of Appeals. He has extensive experience in all matters arising out of government contracts, including business development and teaming, performance and workforce issues, compliance, audits and investigations, and litigation. He is a frequent author and lecturer in the areas of government procurement law and federal employment law. He has taught as an adjunct professor at both George Mason University and the U.S. Army's Judge Advocate General's School. In addition, Mr. Banes has spoken on legal ethics at seminars for NBI, Inc. He is a member of the American Bar Association's Public Contract Law Section, the State Bar of Texas (Labor and Employment Law and Military Law sections), the Houston Bar Association (Labor and Employment Law Section) and the Litigation Counsel of America. He earned his B.S. degree from Kansas State University and his J.D. degree from Louisiana State University.