Robin Foret has 28 years of experience representing management and businesses in labor and employment and business matters. She is Board Certified in Labor & Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She routinely represents clients in a variety of employment-related and commercial matters in state and federal court and before administrative agencies. Her experience with employment-related matters includes, but is not limited to: theft of trade secrets; copyright infringement, breach of employment agreements; Title VII discrimination, harassment and retaliation; the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act; the FMLA; wage and hour issues and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA); FINRA related securities matters; severance agreements; and, whistleblower claims. She also provides litigation prevention advice and training to numerous companies, which includes developing and providing industry specific guidance on various employment-related issues. She is a frequent speaker, and an author of various employment-related articles and blogs. She also offers conflict resolution, arbitration and mediation services.
Ms. Foret prides herself in delivering cost-effective legal advice and risk management solutions to clients, both inside and outside of the courtroom. She routinely offers advice and risk management training in the employment law and human resources areas. She frequently writes articles and gives educational presentations to train employers, managers and their employees on the legal requirements of various employment-related laws and regulations, including hiring, firing and disciplining employees. She also handles conflict resolution of disputes in the workplace. Finally, as a dog sports competitor and someone involved in dog training, she has added dog and animal law to her practice.
Ms. Foret has an active litigation practice, which includes representing clients in a variety of employment-related and complex commercial litigation matters in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies. Her experience includes: wage and hour issues under the FLSA; the FMLA leave; trade secret and copyright litigation; breach of employment agreements; employment tort matters; severance agreements; non-competition and non-solicitation covenants; worker's compensation and non-subscriber claims; Title VII discrimination, harassment and retaliation matters; ADA and ADEA matters; OSHA compliance; FINRA arbitrations; securities-related litigation; and, whistleblower claims under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and other statutes.
Ms. Foret has held leadership positions with the French American Chamber of Commerce (FACC)- Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter. Currently, she holds the position of Secretary and is a member of the FACC Board of Directors.
JD, Cum Laude, Temple Univ. (1991) - Temple Law Review
BA, Cum Laude, Brooklyn College (1983)\
U.S. District Courts, Eastern, Northern & Southern Districts of Texas
Rating of 4.8 out of 5.0 (AV Preeminent) by Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™.
State Bar of Texas
Dallas Bar Association
Proficient in French