Kim J. Askew is a partner at K&L Gates in Dallas, where she represents clients in complex commercial and employment litigation. She was elected to the ALI in May 1997 and was elected to the Council in May 2007.
Ms. Askew has extensive experience in representing 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 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 member of the ALI 's Membership Committee and serves on the Members Consultative Group for the Restatement Third, Employment Law project. She has chaired ALI committees, including the Outreach Committee and the ABA Section Chairs & Chairs Elect Committee. She is a longtime leader in the American Bar Association, State Bar of Texas, and Dallas Bar Association and is a member of the ABA House of Delegates and Past Chair of the Section of Litigation of the American Bar Association. She has also previously served on the Board of Directors of ALI-ABA.
Ms. Askew 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.
EDUCATION: Knoxville College, B.A.; Georgetown University Law Center, J.D.