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Amanda A. Williams

Of Counsel
Dallas

P 972-728-3292
F 214-520-2008
Amanda.Williams@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Amanda A. Williams is an Of Counsel attorney in Dallas, Texas, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Ms. Williams is a Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law and represents employers, managers, and other personnel in employment law matters arising under federal and state law, including matters involving discrimination, retaliation, sexual harassment, workers’ compensation, family medical leave policies, wage and hour disputes, Sabine Pilot doctrine, employment torts, and other legal issues arising in the workplace.

Ms. Williams represents employers both at the administrative level before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Texas Workforce Commission, as well as in state and federal court. She also advises employers on management policies and procedures to prevent workplace claims and lawsuits, compliance with various federal and state employment statutes, employee handbooks and discrimination policy revisions, and various other human resources matters.

 

Recent Litigation Experience

  • Summary Judgment for a national airline catering company in a race discrimination and IIED case
  • Summary judgment for national security company in a sexual harassment, sex discrimination, and retaliation case
  • Summary judgment for national massage therapy Franchise in a sexual harassment case in which the EEOC issued a for-cause determination
  • Summary Judgment for a correctional facility in a sexual harassment, sex/race discrimination and retaliation case
  • Obtained several favorable rulings and dismissals of Charges of Discrimination filed with the EEOC and TWC against numerous employers
  • Provide employment related training to managers, human resources personnel, employees, and other representatives regarding premises liability, claims handling, consumer protection and general liability, etc.
  • Negotiate favorable settlements on behalf of numerous clients in matters involving personal injury, defamation, intentional infliction of emotional distress, breach of employment contracts, age, gender, national origin, disability, and other forms of discrimination/harassment/retaliation, etc.

Honors and Recognitions

  • Cambridge Who’s Who Among Executives and Professionals, 2009-2012
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • Dallas Bar Association and American Bar Association
  • J.L. Turner Legal Association
  • Minority Bar Association
  • National Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas

Speeches and Presentations

  • “ADA-AA Training,” Conciliation Compliance Training (August 2016 and August 2015)
  • “Avoiding Legal Pitfalls in the Interview Process,” Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Legal Clinic (March 2016)
  • “Employment Law 101,” Fort Worth Paralegal Association (March 2016)
  • “Employment Law Update,” CLE Update (September 2015)
  • “Compensation Retaliation-Chapter 451,” CLE Update (July 2015)
  • “The Hiring Process and Classification of Employees,” Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce (March 2015)
  • “What You Need to Know about the FMLA and ADA” (October 2014)