DALLAS, TX—Bell Nunnally attorney Katie Beaird has been elevated to partner, effective January 1. Beaird, who joined the firm in 2017, was previously a senior associate.
Beaird assists employers in all aspects of labor and employment and related workplace litigation – including state and federal agency investigations and inquiries, workplace policies and handbooks and employee agreements. She works with business and human resources managers and in-house legal departments to ensure compliance with all applicable laws.
Beaird also counsels both employers and employees with respect to employment agreements and contracts, such as executive compensation, severance, noncompete and non-solicitation. She has experience representing employers in governmental investigations and audits, defending against claims of discrimination, harassment and retaliation before the Texas Workforce Commission, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and in both state and federal courts.
As part of her role assisting clients with workplace compliance, Beaird reviews and updates workplace trainings and often presents legal updates to management and human resource professionals.
She is a graduate of Baylor Law School (J.D., magna cum laude, 2014) and Texas A&M University (B.A., summa cum laude, 2011).