Isabel Crosby

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Dallas

1717 Main Street
Suite 3700
Dallas, TX 75201
P: +1.214.659.4414
F: +1.214.659.4401
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Isabel Crosby

Partner

Dallas Office
1717 Main Street
Suite 3700
Dallas, TX 75201
P: +1.214.659.4414
F: +1.214.659.4401

Isabel advises and advocates for employers at all stages of the employment relationship and when litigation arises. Isabel appears in both state and federal courts and in administrative actions before agencies such as the Department of Labor’s Office of Administrative Law Judges, the Occupational Safety & Health Review Commission, the Texas Education Agency, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and its state counterparts and the National Labor Relations Board. Isabel’s representative experience includes claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge, breach of contract, misappropriation of trade secrets and other confidential information, and a wide variety of wage and hour disputes brought pursuant to the FLSA and under state law. Her trial experience includes representing employers in single Plaintiff actions and in national class and collective actions.   

Isabel is also committed to partnering with employers at all stages of the employment relationship in an effort to assist in fostering a positive working environment and ultimately avoiding litigation. Isabel’s counseling experience includes all aspects of the employment relationship, including those arising under Title VII, the ADA, the FLSA, the FMLA, OSHA and the NLRA. She provides management training on a wide range of topics including workplace violence, leaves of absence, rightful discharges, best practices for the hiring process, the electronic workplace, effective documentation and union training. She prepares employment agreements, including those containing restrictive covenants designed to protect employer business interests and trade secrets, and separation agreements when the employment relationship comes to an end. She advises in house attorneys and Human Resources professionals regarding hiring practices, employee policies, employee discipline and discharge decisions, and she is an experienced internal investigator. Isabel also counsels clients regarding labor and employment obligations and representations in connection with mergers and acquisitions.

Representative Experience

  • Conducted an investigation regarding allegations of workplace harassment and bullying. The investigation included interviews of more than 25 individuals and concluded with a meeting with in house legal counsel and senior management to discuss conclusions, best practices going forward, and recommendations.
  • Represented a large private equity investment advisor, along with its President and Founder, in litigation involving fiduciary duty, shareholder derivative, defamation, and contract claims, in which the recovery sought against the clients was approximately $200 million. After a three and a half week trial, the Andrews Kurth trial team obtained a take nothing verdict in favor of its clients, along with a recovery of $2.8 million in attorneys’ fees for its clients.
  • Represented a specialty pharmacy in connection with claims of breach of contract and misappropriation of trade secrets against a former employee who started a competing pharmacy, including obtaining a temporary restraining order and a favorable settlement in advance of the temporary injunction hearing.
  • Represented a Texas-based national employer in an action brought by eight former employees on behalf of themselves and others who were similarly situated alleging unpaid overtime violations and various Missouri state law causes of action.

The following represents experience prior to joining Andrews Kurth:

  • Represented manufacturer in OSHA fatality investigation
  • Represented school district in environmental whistleblower action filed with the Office of Administrative Law Judges
  • Represented school districts in disputes regarding employee terminations before the Texas Education Agency and in federal courts
  • Represented international food, beverage, and retail provider in union negotiations and union training

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