Brooke C. Bahlinger


Brooke C. Bahlinger


Brooke Bahlinger 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, and advises clients in mergers and acquisition matters as well.

Awards and Recognition

  • 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


  • 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 Involvement

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

Presentations and Publications

28 August 2023 Labor & Employment Law Perspectives

NLRB Establishes New Work Rule Standard: Time to Revise Handbooks and Policies

On August 2, 2023, the National Labor Relations Board published an opinion regarding employer work rules.
03 July 2023 Labor & Employment Law Perspectives

Supreme Court Redefines “Undue Hardship” when Addressing Religious Accommodation Requests under Title VII

On June 29, 2023, in a unanimous opinion, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a much-anticipated decision in Groff v. DeJoy, clarifying employers’ obligations to accommodate employees’ religious practices.
26 June 2023 Labor & Employment Law Perspectives

New York State’s Non-Compete Ban Set to Reach Governor’s Desk

New York State appears set to join the growing number of jurisdictions prohibiting or significantly limiting the use of employment non-compete agreements.
06 June 2023 Manufacturing Industry Advisor

Illinois Set to Join the Pay Transparency Club

Illinois recently introduced a bill (HB 3129) aimed at promoting pay transparency in the workplace.
19 April 2023 Events

Critical Wage & Hour Developments for 2023: New Minimum Wage Laws, Paying Day Rates, and DOL Focus on Pay Equity

Join us for an information-packed webinar addressing new wage and hour developments for 2023.
02 March 2023 Blogs

Reductions in Force: Some High-Level Issues To Consider

As the country continues to navigate an economic downturn and employers discuss the possibility of reducing their workforce, employers should be aware that there are several layers to conducting a reduction in force, including potential additional disclosures, extended consideration periods and advance notice requirements.