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Audrey E. Mross

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Dallas, TX

Munck Wilson Mandala, LLP
600 Banner Place Tower, 12770 Coit Road
Dallas, TX 75251
Phone: 972-628-3661
Fax: 972-628-3616
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2022
Licensed in Texas Since: 1994
Practice Areas: Employment & Labor: Employer, Employment Litigation: Defense
Attorney Profile

As a partner at Munck Wilson Mandala, Audrey E. Mross represents clients throughout Dallas, Texas. She serves as co-chair of the law firm's labor and employment law group. Her caseload includes matters such as equity incentive plans, unfair competition and restrictive covenants. Ms. Mross advises both local and national companies.

Prior to working as an attorney, Ms. Mross spent more than a decade as a human resources professional. This gives her unique insight into her practice today as she helps clients draft agreements and develop sound policies to mitigate the risk of problems and conducts management training sessions. Additionally, she drafts a monthly newsletter for business owners, human resource workers, and others on current trends and issues.

Due to her success and reputation, Ms. Mross is a sought-after speaker. Not only does she frequently make presentations at seminars, but she has also been sourced in local and national media outlets. Since 1995, Ms. Mross has done more than 710 broadcasts, webcasts and speeches.

Ms. Mross is highly active within the legal community. She is a member of the labor and employment sections of the American Bar Association, the Dallas Bar Association and the State Bar of Texas. She is also a lifetime member of the Dallas Human Resource Management Association and is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management. Ms. Mross is a fellow of the Dallas Bar Foundation and the Texas Bar Foundation. She is also highly involved with her alma mater, Kansas State University.

In 1994, Ms. Mross received a Juris Doctor from the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Employment & Labor: Employer
  • 50%Employment Litigation: Defense
Focus Areas

Wage & Hour Laws, Sexual Harassment, Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employer

Selections

13 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2022

White Papers

  • #MeToo, Part 2 (2021) - This paper was presented at the 28th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference which is hosted by the University of Texas School of Law.  Due to COVID, the 2-day conference all presentations were done virtually rather than in Austin, TX.  I have served on the faculty for this conference since 2011 and this was my seventh time to present at the conference.

About Audrey E. Mross

First Admitted: 1994, Texas

Professional Webpage: https://www.munckwilson.com/attorney/audrey-e-mross/

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Kansas State University Alumni Association; Kansas State University College of Business; volunteer at COVID vaccination drive-through facility at Dallas Fair Park (April 2021)

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • 710 speeches/training sessions presented between Nov.1994 and December 2021, including at 2009 State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting, faculty and speaker for 2011 through 2021 University of Texas Labor & Employment Law Conference (served as Presiding Officer for sections at 2012, 2013 & 2014 conferences; chaired the 2017 conference); speaker at Texas Workforce Commission's Texas Business Conference in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017 & 2018 (highest ranked speaker); sampling of published articles include "Updating Your Family Leave Policy" (SHRM Legal Report); "Ditching Employee Documents? Not So Fast, My Friend" (Dallas Bar Association Headnotes);"Effects of U.S. Supreme Court's Don-Doff Ruling" (Texas Lawyer); "Rewriting Employee Handbook Policies on Social Media (April/May 2013 Today's General Counsel) and "Let Your People Go... to Vote (Texas Lawyer); contributing author to Texas Association of Business Employment Law Handbook (chapter on employment agreements) which has been published in three editions (2014-2015, 2016-2018 & 2019-2021); peer reviewer of "The Role of Worksite Health Screening: A Policy Statement from the American Heart Association" (2014); "Employer or Contractor: Self Examination is Good for the Soul (two-part article in December 2016 RigZone magazine); "Introspection Can Bring Tangible Workplace Changes" (The Daily Texan Jan. 2018); "Strike A Balance.  Or Don't. The Path to Lawyering Isn't Always Straight" (Texas Lawyer June 2019); "Analysis:  Employers Face a Major Shift in Employment Law after Bostock" (The Texas Lawbook Aug. 2020); Employer COVID Vaccination Mandates: Yes or No? (Texas Lawyer December 2020)
  • Article discusses legal and practical concerns to consider before mandating all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment, Author, Employer COVID-19 Vaccination Mandates: Yes or No?, Published in Texas Lawyer, Legal, 2020

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Chair of Board of Directors, Kansas State University Alumni Association (2010-11);Board member, KSU Alumni Association (2005 - 2012); Benefits and Compensation Committee member, American Heart Association (2009 - 2014); President, Kansas State Texans (1991 - present); Kansas State University College of Business, Deans Advisory Board (2012- present); founder of Cat Counselors, a 625-member association of attorneys and law students who are K-State alumni, for professional networking and job search assistance; solicited and coordinated group donation by Cat Counsellors of $8500 toward scholarships for K-State's 2013 Sesquicentennial celebration; featured alumnus in inaugural Profile section (Fall/Winter 2011) of Calvin Today, a publication of K-State's College of Business ("KSU CBA"); past mentor to Chi Omega/student at SMU; current KSU CBA mentor to  student considering law school; past KSU CBA mentees are currently employed in human resources (BNSF) and by law firms & former mentee is a 3L at the U of IA School of Law (Fall 2021); selected as commencement speaker for Kansas State University College of Business, spring graduation 2016; selected to be the Fellow representing the Kansas State University College of Business (2019); invited to become a member of K-State Foundation Board of Trustees (Fall 2018); recognized in book by Bob Hopkins titled "Philanthropy Misunderstood" as one of 100 individuals featured for their philanthropic efforts

Honors/Awards

  • Rewriting Employee Handbook Policies on Social Media, Today’s General Counsel, April/May 2013
  • Updating Your Family Leave Policy, SHRM Legal Report, July/August 2002 
  • Destroying Employee Documents? Not So Fast., Dallas Bar Association’s Headnote, October 2005
  • Effects of U.S. Supreme Court’s Don-Doff Ruling, Texas Lawyer, April 2006
  • Social Networking: An Employer’s Guide to the Risks and Rewards, HR Matters, Summer 2010
  • Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2010 – 2020, 2020
  • Handcuffed: Laws Limit Employers Use of Background Reports, Dallas Bar Association’s Headnotes, January 2014
  • Texas Employment Law Handbook, Authored Chapter 2-Employment Agreements, published in 2014, 2016 and 2020, 2020
  • Two-part article – Employee or Contractor: Self Examination is Good for the Soul/ Employee or Contractor: Changing Legal Climate May Complicate the Oil Patch, RigZone, December 12-13, 2016
  • Pay it Forward. That, My Friend is Pure Gold (article on Kansas State alumni involvement and giving back to the community), Philanthropy Misunderstood: One Hundred-Plus Stories From People Who Helped Change the World by Bob Hopkins, November 2019
  • KSU Alumni Association, Volunteer of the Year 1999
  • Woodward White Inc.'s "Best Lawyers in America" for 2021; College of the State Bar of Texas, 2006 through 2020; D Magazine's "Best Lawyers in Dallas" in 2014, 2015, 2019 and 2020; Lawyer Monthly - Women in Law Award/Labor and Employment (2016); Commencement Speaker for Kansas State University College of Business Administration (May 2016); Fellow for Kansas State University College of Business (2019); featured in Philanthropy Misunderstood: One Hundred Plus Stories From People Who Helped Change the World by Bob Hopkins (2019), 2020
  • Law school honorary, Phi Delta Phi

Bar/Professional Activity

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas 
  • Kansas State University Alumni Association, 2010 - 2011 Board of Directors, Chair; Kansas State University Alumni Association, 2005 - 2012 Board of Directors, Member; American Heart Association, 2009 - 2014 Benefits and Compensation Committee; Dallas Bar Association, Labor and Employment section; State Bar of Texas, Labor and Employment section; American Bar Association, Labor and Employment section; Dallas Human Resource Management Association Life Member and Former President; SHRM Texas State Council Former Co-Director of Legislative Action; Society for Human Resource Management; MDA's Dallas Legal Leaders: Hot Hundred Who Care Founding Member; Kansas State Texans alumni club President; Kansas State University College of Business Administration Dean's Business Advisory Council, 2011 - 2020; 2019 Fellow for the K-State College of Business Administration; Dallas Chi Omega Alumnae; Texas Association of Business Dallas Chapter, 2014 President and Chair of Employment Relations Committee; Texas Association of Business, 2008 - 2010, 2012 - 2015 Board of Directors; Texas Bar College, Fellow 2006 - 2020; Texas Bar Foundation Fellow; Dallas Bar Foundation Fellow; Dallas Bar Association Transition to Law Practice Program Mentor; SMU Dedman School of Law E-Mentor; Kansas State University College of Business Executive Mentor; founding member of Kansas State University Pre-Law Advisory Board 2016-2020; Kansas State University Foundation Board of Trustees 2018-20209; Kansas State University Athletics National Leadership Circle 2018- 20209
  • Texas, 1994

Newsletters

  • Legal Briefs for HR is my monthly e-newsletter for in-house counsel, business owners and HR staff on employment law issues.  Join by sending email request to amr.  Currently sent to 6000+ individual subscribers and reprinted, with permission, in newsletters and on websites for HR and legal professional associations, including 5000+ member Dallas Human Resource Management Association, San Antonio SHRM, Lubbock SHRM, North Texas SHRM, Corpus Christi HRMA. The content is also reprinted, with permission, by Marsh & McLennan Agency, Texas Woman's University, Self Opportunity, HRX, CK Franchising Inc., DATCU, Southwest Key Programs, Kroll Ontrack, The Medical Center of Southeast Texas, the Texas Association of Counties and more.

Educational Background

  • B.S., Business Administration - Marketing from Kansas State University

Industry Groups

  • Banking
  • Construction
  • Gaming
  • Health Care
  • Hospitality
  • Technology
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Office Location for Audrey E. Mross

600 Banner Place Tower
12770 Coit Road
Dallas, TX 75251

Phone: 972-628-3661

Fax: 972-628-3616

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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