Brooke C. Bahlinger

Associate

Overview

Brooke C. Bahlinger is a litigation associate with Foley & Lardner LLP. Brooke is based in the firm’s Dallas office where she is a member of the firm’s Labor and Employment Practice.

Brooke represents clients in all aspects of labor and employment matters, including trial strategy, pleadings and motion practice, discovery, mediation, settlement, trial and appeal. Brooke also has experience litigating and presenting complex matters to government agencies, including the EEOC, DOL and NLRB.

Publications

  • Author, “New California Law Requires Certain Employers to Offer Jobs to Previously Laid-Off Employees,” Foley’s Labor and Employment Law Perspectives (May 10, 2021)
  • Co-author, “Florida Enacts Covid-19 Business Liability Shield,” Foley’s Labor & Employment Law Perspectives (March 30, 2021)
  • Co-author, “DOL Finalizes New Rule on Independent Contractor Classification,” Foley’s Labor & Employment Law Perspectives (January 6, 2021)
  • Co-author, “A Shield for Employers: State COVID-19 Indemnity Laws,” Foley's Coronavirus Resource Center: Back to Business (November 30, 2020)
  • Author, “CROWN Acts Prohibit Discrimination Based on Natural Hairstyles,” Foley’s Employment Law Update, (July 13, 2020)
  • Co-author, “A Shield for Employers: State COVID-19 Indemnity Laws,” Foley’s Coronavirus Resource Center: Back to Business (June 22, 2020)
  • Author, “Is Twitter Trending? The Company Decides on Permanent Remote Work,” Foley’s Labor & Employment Law Perspectives (May 18, 2020)
  • Co-author, “The Unemployment Benefit as Defined by the CARES Act,” Foley’s Coronavirus Resource Center (April 7, 2020)
  • Author, "Overcoming the Surge: How Clark v. City of Seattle Highlights the Conflicts Between Federal, State, and Local Labor Laws," Louisiana Law Review, 79 La. L. Rev. (2019)

Education

  • Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University (J.D., 2019)
    • Executive Senior Editor, Louisiana Law Review (2018-2019)
    • Junior Associate, Louisiana Law Review (2017-2018)
    • Tullis Internal Moot Court Competition
    • ABA External Client Counseling Competition
    • Paul M. Hebert Scholar (Fall 2016)
    • Chancellor’s Scholar (Spring 2017)
  • Centenary College of Louisiana (B.A, summa cum laude, 2015)
    • History and Political Science
    • Dean’s List (2011-2015)
    • Zeta Tau Alpha
    • Alpha Chi Honor Society (2014)
    • Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society (2014)
    • Recipient, Weems, Schimpf, Gilsoul, Haines, Landry & Carmouche Pre-Law Award (2014)
    • Recipient, Centenary College of Louisiana Political Science Excellence Award (2015)
    • Recipient, Centenary College of Louisiana Historical Research Award (2015)

Affiliations and Memberships

  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, 2020 Leadership Class
  • Dallas Women Lawyers Association, 2019-2020 Mentoring Circles
  • STEER Mentoring Program

Community Service

  • Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program
  • DAYL Leadership Class “Dallas Eviction Assistance and Resources” Project (2020-2021)

Admissions

  • Texas
  • United States District Court – Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court – Southern District of Texas

Capabilities

Insights

New California Law Requires Certain Employers to Offer Jobs to Previously Laid-Off Employees
10 May 2021
Labor & Employment Law Perspectives
Florida Enacts COVID-19 Business Liability Shield
30 March 2021
Coronavirus Resource Center:Back to Business
DOL Finalizes New Rule on Independent Contractor Classification
06 January 2021
Labor & Employment Law Perspectives
A Shield for Employers: State COVID-19 Indemnity Laws
30 November 2020
Coronavirus Resource Center:Back to Business