Brooke C. Bahlinger



Brooke C. Bahlinger is a labor and employment lawyer 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 Group and the Manufacturing Sector.

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.


  • Foley Receives 29 National Tier 1 Practice-Area Rankings in 2023 U.S. News - Best Lawyers 'Best Law Firms' List
    • National Tier 1
      • Employment Law – Management
      • Litigation – Labor & Employment
    • Metropolitan Tier I (Dallas/Fort Worth)
      • Employment Law – Management
      • Litigation – Labor & Employment



  • Strafford Webinar, “Healthcare Workers and Vaccine Mandates: Navigating the Evolving Landscape, Implementing and Enforcing Compliance” (March 8, 2022)
  • "Vaccine Mandate Roundtable for Health Care Providers: A Discussion on Open Compliance Issues Related to OSHA and CMS Vaccine and Testing Mandates," (November 22, 2021)


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

Affiliations and Memberships

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

Community Service

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


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