Kristin L. Bauer is a Shareholder with the Dallas office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She is also a Regional Practice Coordinator for the firm's Disability, Leave, and Health Management Practice Group.
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Ms. Bauer represents management in employment matters in state and federal court, both in litigation and appeals. She routinely counsels clients on a variety of employment practices, including disability and leave related issues, employment contracts, wage and hour issues, restrictive covenants, and employee handbooks and policies. She also conducts preventive management training.
Ms. Bauer has been recognized as a Rising Star by Texas Monthly Law and Politics in 2005, 2007 through 2011, and most recently 2012. Ms. Bauer received the Virginia S. Mueller Outstanding Member Award from the National Association of Women Lawyers in 2012, and was recognized as an Outstanding Young Dallasite by the Dallas Junior Chamber of Commerce in 2010. Ms. Bauer frequently speaks on a number of employment-related topics and has authored or co-authored two contributions appearing in the Thompson Publishing Family and Medical Leave Handbook Real World Solutions column in May and August 2008; Workplace Wellness Programs: A Prescription for a Healthy Bottom Line, But With What (Legal) Side Effects? published in the Winter 2007 issue of HR Matters Magazine; and New Approach to Managing Leave Laws May Reduce Employers' Costs, Risks, published in the Thompson Publishing Family and Medical Leave Handbook, February 2006.
Ms. Bauer has been General Counsel to The Family Place - a nonprofit agency serving the victims of domestic violence and their families - since 2005. Ms. Bauer has also been a member of the Society for Human Resource Management-Texas State Council since 2007, most recently as a Legislative Co-Chair; has served on the Board of the Mid-Cities Human Resource Association since 2005, including positions as President and Legislative Chair; and is a Past President of Helping Hands for The Family Place.
Ms. Bauer is a member of the National Association of Women Lawyers, Attorneys Serving the Community, the Society for Human Resource Management, the Dallas Bar Association - Employment Law Section, the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Foundation (Fellow), and the Texas Bar Foundation. She is admitted to practice in the U.S. Supreme Court, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, the U.S. District Courts of Colorado, Texas, and Wisconsin, the Eastern, Western, and Northern Texas state courts, as well as the Eastern and Western District Courts of Arkansas.
Ms. Bauer received her B.A. in 1995 from the University of Texas, and she earned her J.D. in 1998 from the University of Houston Law Center. In law school, Ms. Bauer was the head articles editor for the Houston Journal of International Law. Ms. Bauer was a judicial clerk to the Honorable Mary Milloy, U.S. Magistrate Judge, in her first year as a licensed attorney.
Honors, Awards and Pro Bono Activity
•General Counsel, The Family Place, a Dallas-based nonprofit agency assisting the victims of abuse and their families, 2005 - present
•Past President, Helping Hands for The Family Place
•Head Articles Editor, Houston Journal of International Law, 1997-1998
•Law Clerk to the Honorable Mary Milloy, U.S. Magistrate Judge, Southern District of Texas, 1998-1999
•Rising Star in Texas Monthly Law and Politics for 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011
•Dallas Junior Chamber of Commerce, Outstanding Young Dallasite, 2010
Articles Pregnancy Discrimination Reexamined: Accommodations for Pregnancy Under the ADAAA
Women Lawyers Journal (2013 Vol. 98 no. 3) [Co-Author] Evaluating Disabilities and Accommodation under ADAAA
Dallas Bar Association'sHeadnotes [pg.5] (December 2012) [Co-Author] Real World Solutions
Thompson Publishing Family and Medical Leave Handbook (August 2008) [Co-Author] Real World Solutions
Thompson Publishing Family and Medical Leave Handbook (May 2008) [Co-Author] Workplace Wellness Programs: A Prescription for a Healthy Bottom Line, But With What (Legal) Side Effects?
HR Matters Magazine (Winter 2007) [Author]
New Approach to Managing Leave Laws May Reduce Employers' Costs, Risks Thompson Publishing Family and Medical Leave Handbook 13.11 (February 2006) [Co-Author]