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

29 January 2024 Labor & Employment Law Perspectives

Washington, D.C.: Another Player in the Pay Transparency Trend

As we reported in early 2023, several states have passed pay transparency laws that require certain disclosures in job postings (both internally and externally).
30 November 2023 Article

Texas Enacts Ban on COVID-19 Vaccine Workplace Mandates: Six Things Health Care Employers Need to Know Now

On November 10, 2023, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed into law Senate Bill 7, enacting a ban on COVID-19 vaccine private workplace mandates.
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.