Simon D. Whiting
Simon D. Whiting

Simon D. Whiting

Partner
Phone: 214-740-3119Fax: 214-740-2832
swhiting@brlaw.com

Simon Whiting is a partner practicing in the area of employment law and civil litigation. He has broad litigation experience and has tried cases ranging from employment law, personal injury to scientific misconduct and business disputes. His experience extends to responding to administrative agencies concerning charges of employment discrimination, wage and hour issues, claims of discrimination in organ transplant programs, and federal contractor debarment.

Mr. Whiting conducts a counseling practice emphasizing the prevention of employment related claims. He works with directors, officers, management and staff providing training, advice, and guidance on personnel and employment matters. His practice includes the drafting of policies and procedures, employment agreements, agreements to protect business information and competitive advantages. His clients benefit from his commitment to preventive legal counseling and his ability to troubleshoot potential liability.


Representative Clients

  • AutoZone, Inc.
  • Baylor Scott & White Health
  • Methodist Health System
  • U.S. Steel Company
  • Rosenberger CDS, LLC
  • Nieman Printing
  • Texas Vascular Associates

Professional Memberships and Involvement

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Dallas Bar Association Labor & Employment Section council member
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Society of Human Resource Management
  • Nature Conservancy of Texas
  • St. John’s Episcopal School Head’s Advisory Committee, Past President of the Board of Trustees
  • BSA Troop 577 committee member and Crew 577 Advisor
  • American Board of Trial Advocates - Executive Committee member - Dallas Chapter

Honors and Awards

  • Jackson Walker Moot Court Competition Champion and Best Advocate Award
  • Best lawyers in America 2015 - 2017 - Employment Law - Management and also Litigation - Labor & Employment 

Publications and Speeches

  • Minimizing Legal Risk/Labor Law Update, presented at the Texas Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration and Education 2017 Annual Conference, August 2017
  • The Bermuda Triangle, presented to the Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Carrollton leadership team Meeting, June 22, 2016
  • Union Update, presented at the DFW Healthcare Resources Association 2015 Meeting, April 1, 2015  
  • Lessons from the Trenches - How your investigation plays out in the Courtroom, presented at the DFW Healthcare Resources Association Seminar, September 17, 2014
  • An Employment Law Update - the good, the bad and the ugly, presented at the DFWHHRA Webinar, April 30, 2014
  • The Unemployment Claim Game, presented at the Texas Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration and Education Conference, October 2013
  • Fifth Circuit Approves Controversial Gender Stereotyping Evidence in Same Sex Discrimination, DFW Healthcare Human Resources Association, Newsletter Article, October 2013
  • Navigating the Tornado of Employment Litigation, presented at the DFW Healthcare Resources Association Annual Seminar, April 2013
  • An Employer’s Dilemma, DFW Healthcare Human Resources Association, Newsletter Article, First Quarter 2013
  • The Unemployment Claim Game, presented for the Dallas Bar Association, September 2012
  • When the DOL Knocks…What to Expect When You are Not Expecting, presented at the DFW Healthcare Human Resources Association 2012 Annual Seminar, August 2012
  • The Unemployment Claim Game, presented at the DFW Healthcare Human Resources Association 2012 Annual Seminar, August 2012
  • A Victory for Employers, Employment Law Update, May 2012
  • Happy New Year from the EEOC, DFW Healthcare Resources Association, Newsletter Article, First Quarter 2012
  • Don’t Get Swatted by the Cat’s Paw, DFW Healthcare Human Resource Association Happenings, Quarterly Newsletter Article, September 2011
  • Spoliation – Panacea or Curse, Dallas Bar Association, Headnotes, August 2011
  • Save Those Documents, Employment Law Update Newsletter, July 2011
  • Under the Cat’s Paw Doctrine, Employment Law Update Newsletter, July 2011
  • Lessons From Americans with Disabilities Act, DFW Healthcare Human Resource Association Happenings, Quarterly Newsletter Article, June 2011

Education and Professional Background

  • J.D., Southern Methodist University, 1991
  • L.L.B., University of Witwatersrand, 1987
  • B.A., University of Cape Town, 1984
  • Lieutenant in the South African Army

Court Admissions

  • Texas Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico
  • 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Previously admitted to practice as an attorney before the Supreme Court of South Africa (Transvaal Provincial Division)

Phone: 214-740-3100
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