Kristin L. Bauer

Kristin L. Bauer: Attorney with Jackson Lewis P.C.


Kristin L. Bauer is a Principal in the Dallas, Texas, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She represents management exclusively in workplace law and related litigation.

In addition to handling an active employment litigation docket, Ms. Bauer counsels management on preventive strategies, including termination decisions, investigations, employment agreements, non-compete and non-solicitation issues, wage and hour laws, policies and handbooks, and other issues affecting the workplace. She also provides advice and counsel to employers on the numerous laws touching ill and injured workers, including the ADA, the FMLA, and related state laws, and strategies to manage those risks. Ms. Bauer frequently speaks on a number of employment-related topics.

While attending 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.

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

•Attorneys Serving the Community
•The Family Place, a nonprofit agency serving the victims of domestic violence and their families, General Counsel (2005 - present)
•Helping Hands for The Family Place, Past President (2004)

Published Works

•“Get Your Disability and Leave Management House in Order,” Society for Human Resource Management Viewpoint (June 2016) [Co-Author]
• Pregnancy Discrimination Reexamined: Accommodations for Pregnancy Under the ADAAA, Women Lawyers Journal Vol. 98 no. 3 (2013) [Co-Author]
• Evaluating Disabilities and Accommodation under ADAAA, Dallas Bar Association's Headnotes [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]

Honors and Recognitions

•Dallas Junior Chamber of Commerce, Outstanding Young Dallasite (2010)
•National Association of Women Lawyers Virginia S. Mueller Outstanding Member Award (2012)


Disability, Leave & Health Management
Court Labels Employer Post-Offer Medical Examination “Textbook Case” of ADA Regarded As Liability
February 28, 2017

When used lawfully, post-offer, pre-employment medical examinations can be a powerful tool. But a recent federal district court case demonstrates the importance of carefully implementing such programs. In EEOC v. M.G.H. Family Health Center, Cause No. 1:15-CV-952 (E.D. Mich.

By Kristin L. Bauer

Disability, Leave & Health Management
Seventh Circuit Delivers Blow to EEOC Wellness Program Challenge, But Avoids Ruling on ADA Safe Harbor
January 26, 2017

On January 25, 2017, in Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Flambeau, Inc., the Seventh Circuit rejected an EEOC challenge to an employer wellness program. The circuit court had the opportunity to address whether an employer's wellness program was an involuntary medical examination pursuant to the ADA, 42 U.S.C.

By Kristin L. Bauer and Paul Patten

Disability, Leave & Health Management
EEOC Explains ADA Interference - Employers Take Note
October 28, 2016

On August 25, 2016, the EEOC issued its Enforcement Guidance on Retaliation and Related Issues.

By Kristin L. Bauer and Paul Patten


July 18, 2016

EEOC Burnishes Systemic Successes and Intentions

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Chair Jenny R. Yang has issued a report on the EEOC's Systemic Discrimination efforts over the last 10 years. The Report contains insights on the type of employer vulnerabilities the EEOC exploits and the agency's aims for growth in new areas.Big PictureNot only does the EEOC...

November 17, 2015

Lone Star State Expands Gun Rights, Mandates Additional Signage to Ban Guns from Property

Texas will allow the open carrying of handguns in public and the carrying of concealed handguns on university campuses beginning in 2016 under two bills signed by Governor Greg Abbott.House Bill No. 910, effective January 1, 2016, allows handgun license holders in Texas to carry a holstered handgun openly anywhere a concealed handgun...

July 13, 2015

New Texas Law Says Franchisors Generally Not Employers of Franchisees' Workers

The Texas Labor Code has been amended to provide that a franchisor is not considered an employer for claims related to employment discrimination, wage payment, the Texas Minimum Wage Act, and the Texas Workers' Compensation Act, among other laws. According to S.B. 652, this is so unless the franchisor has been found by a state...

In the News

December 31, 2016

National Association of Women Lawyers

Kristin Bauer Discusses the Visibility of Women in Positions of Power and Leadership

Kristin Bauer discusses women becoming the focus of our national conversation surrounding diversity inside and outside the legal profession in Take heart; there are reasons to be encouraged, (page 12) published by Women Lawyers Journal.

December 20, 2016


Kristin Bauer and Paul Patten Discuss EEOC Mediation Under Trump Administration

Kristin Bauer and Paul Patten discuss how the EEOC will likely rely on more mediation under the Trump administration in Expect More EEOC Mediation Under Trump Administration, published by SHRM.

June 24, 2016

Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis Publishes Q4 Diversity Committee Newsletter

While our firm Chairman Vincent Cino (MOR) always says “Jackson Lewis needs to do better...” I am pleased to report that Jackson Lewis ranked 2nd in Law360's list of the “Top 10 Biglaw Firms for Female Attorneys” and 18th in the publication's list of the “100 Best Law Firms for Female...

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Corporate Governance and Internal Investigations
  • Disability
  • Leave and Health Management

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(214) 520-2400  Phone
(214) 520-2008  Fax
University Attended:
University of Texas, B.A., 1995
Law School Attended:
University of Houston, J.D., 1998
Year of First admission:
1998, Texas; 1999, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas; 2000, U.S. District Courts, Northern Districts of Texas; 2000, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; 2001, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas; 2002, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin; 2003, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas; 2004, U.S. District Court, District of Colorado; 2008, U.S. District Courts, Western and Eastern Districts of Arkansas

Professional Associations and Activities

•Attorneys Serving the Community
•Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, fellow
•Dallas Bar Association, Employment Law Section
•Mid Cities Human Resource Association, Past President and Legislative Chair
•National Association of Women Lawyers, Board Member (2013 - present)
•SHRM Texas State Council (most recently legislative co-chair) (2007 - present)
•Texas Bar Foundation
•Texas State Bar

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