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Kim Askew


K&L Gates

Ms. Askew has extensive experience representing national clients in complex commercial litigation in a variety of industries. She also represents clients in significant employment matters involving claims of race, disability, gender and age discrimination, sexual harassment and in litigation involving business torts, trade secrets, non-compete, and non-solicitation and employment agreements. She has successfully tried cases to non-jury and jury verdicts in state and federal courts around the country, and handled appeals before the Texas Courts of Appeals and the Fourth, Fifth and Eighth Circuit Courts of Appeals. 
Ms. Askew is a long-time leader in the American Bar Association, State Bar of Texas, and Dallas Bar Association. She is a member of the ABA House of Delegates, Past Chair of the Section of Litigation of the American Bar Association, the first lawyer of color to serve as chair, and previously served on the Board of Directors of ALI-ABA. She is a member of the Council and the Membership Committee of The American Law Institute and has chaired key ALI committees. She chaired the State Bar of Texas Board of Directors in 2003-04 after prior service as chair of the Section of Litigation and the Continuing Legal Education Committee. She is the current Texas State Delegate in the ABA House of Delegates.