4 July 20222 minute read

Kim Askew named a 2022 Women in Business award winner by the Dallas Business Journal

DLA Piper is pleased to announce that Kim J. Askew, a partner in the firm’s Employment practice, was named to the Dallas Business Journal’s 2022 Women in Business list honoring the region’s “most influential business women who go above and beyond in their business and in the community.”

In her practice, Askew represents clients in significant employment matters involving claims of race, disability, gender and age discrimination and sexual harassment, as well as in litigation involving business torts, trade secrets, non-compete, and non-solicitation and employment agreements. She has successfully tried cases to jury and non-jury verdicts in state and federal courts across the US and has handled appeals before federal and Texas appellate courts.

Askew uses her considerable legal and leadership skills throughout her community. She currently chairs the Audit Committee of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. She was recently named one of the first women to serve on the Board of Trustees of the Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. Askew is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of the American Inns of Court. Finally, she continues years of service to Texas lawyers through her position as Texas Delegate in the House of Delegates of the American Bar Association.

Askew has received numerous awards throughout her career as a result of her legal practice and her efforts to advance diversity and inclusion, including the inaugural Dallas Bar Association Distinguished Service Award, which was named after her and recognizes a Dallas Bar Association member who is dedicated to good work and positive relations with lawyers, the judiciary and the community, and the ABA Spirit of Excellence Award, which recognizes contributions to diversity in the legal profession. She has moderated firmwide webinars focusing on racial equality, allyship and social justice, and she sits on the board of the National Women’s Law Center, a nonprofit that advocates for women’s rights through litigation and policy initiatives. She is a member of the International Women’s Forum and Charter 100 of Dallas.