Audrey E. Mross is a partner and co-chairs the employment and labor law group. Audrey is highly regarded as a legal adviser to companies and HR departments locally and nationally. She worked for 11 years as a human resource professional prior to her legal practice. Audrey represents clients in matters involving discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, and she guides human resource professionals in proactive measures to avoid litigation.
Among the many services Audrey provides to clients, she assists with drafting employment agreements, handbooks, and other employment-related documents to comply with federal, state, and local law, for single and multi-state employers.
Audrey is an avid presenter. She receives frequent requests to give speeches, present, and serve on employment law discussion panels at employment law and HR professional conferences and seminars. Audrey has given more than 700 speeches, radio broadcasts, and webcasts since 1995. She is sourced and published in USA Today, CNN/Money, The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, National Law Journal, Texas Lawyer, Dallas Business Journal, HR Magazine, SHRM Legal Report, HR Matters magazine and Dallas Bar Association’s Headnotes.
Company-wide audits and edit of job descriptions, with analysis of FLSA exempt vs. nonexempt and employee vs. contractor status
Preparation of affirmative action plans under E.O. 11246, Rehabilitation Act and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment and Assistance Act, as well as state and local law
Developed and presents managers’ training programs approved by EEOC and U.S. Department of Justice as part of consent decree and serves as part of employers’ affirmative defense against harassment claims
Employer COVID Vaccination Mandates: Yes or No?, Texas Lawyer, December 21, 2020.
Analysis: Employers Face a Major Shift in Employment Law After Bostock, Texas Lawbook, August 14, 2020
Pay it Forward. That, My Friend, is Pure Gold (article on Kansas State alumni involvement and giving back to the community), Philanthropy Misunderstood: One Hundred-Plus Stories From People Who Helped Change the World by Bob Hopkins, November 2019.
Strike a Balance. Or Don’t. The Path to Lawyering Isn’t Always Straight, Texas Lawyer, June 2019.
Introspection Can Bring Tangible Workplace Changes, Daily Texan Forum, January 2018.
Two-part article – Employee or Contractor: Self Examination is Good for the Soul/ Employee or Contractor: Changing Legal Climate May Complicate the Oil Patch, RigZone, December 12-13, 2016.
Texas Employment Law Handbook, Chapter 2-Employment Agreements, Editions: 2014-2015, 2016-2018, and 2019-2021
Handcuffed: Laws Limit Employers Use of Background Reports, Dallas Bar Association’s Headnotes, January 2014
On November 6, a panel of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a stay, stopping the ETS in its tracks until further court review. Similar lawsuits were filed in other federal Circuit Courts. While it may take weeks for the legal process to give the ETS a final thumbs up or thumbs down, employers
The 2021 list of Texas Super Lawyers will be published in the October issue of Texas Monthly. The annual Texas Super Lawyers list honors Texas’ top lawyers based on surveys of more than 57,000 active attorneys across the state. The final list is estimated to be only five percent of Texas’ licensed attorneys. Several MWM partners
The first question was answered by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) years ago, in its response to employer queries about mandatory annual flu vaccinations. Employers were told they could condition new or continued employment on being vaccinated but may need to accommodate individuals who refused for disability or religious reasons. On the disability side,
Business Closing Mandates Check websites for your local (city and county) and state governments to identify which businesses have been told to shut down and whether residents are being told to “shelter in place.” Is it an executive order or mandatory restriction or merely a recommendation? Restaurants and bars have been the focus of mandates
The 2020 list of Texas Super Lawyers will be published in the October issue of Texas Monthly. The annual Texas Super Lawyers list honors Texas’ top lawyers based on surveys of more than 57,000 active attorneys across the state. The final list is estimated to be only five percent of Texas’ licensed attorneys. Several MWM partners
Mandala, Ray and Kaliser are members of MWM’s corporate practice. Mandala is a name partner and member of the executive committee and chairs MWM’s corporate practice. Ray and Kaliser are both partners in the corporate practice. Martinez is a senior partner in MWM’s complex litigation/dispute resolution practice. She is a trial attorney with a versatile
The 2019 list of Texas Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) will be published in the October issue of Texas Monthly. The annual Texas Super Lawyers list honors Texas’ top lawyers based on surveys of more than 57,000 active attorneys across the state. The final list is estimated to be only five percent of Texas’ licensed attorneys. The following
Munck is the managing partner of MWM, a member of the executive committee, and he chairs the firm’s intellectual property practice. He has led MWM since the late 90s and grown the firm from six lawyers to 70 lawyers with three offices in Texas—Dallas, Austin, Marshall, and a Los Angeles office. Munck received his J.D.
“We are very happy for Audrey and congratulate her on this honor,” said William Munck, managing partner of MWM. “Audrey’s commitment and involvement in the many organizations that support alumni, students, and faculty at Kansas State University demonstrate her sincere passion and dedication to her alma mater.” At Munck Wilson Mandala, Mross is a partner
The 2018 list of Texas Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) will be published in the October issue of Texas Monthly. The annual Texas Super Lawyers list honors Texas’ top lawyers based on surveys of more than 57,000 active attorneys across the state. The final list is estimated to be only five percent of Texas’ licensed attorneys. The following
Dallas, TX, Sep. 5, 2017 —– 16 partners from law firm Munck Wilson Mandala have been selected as Texas Super Lawyers for 2017. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Produced and managed by Thomson Reuters, the selection
Munck Wilson Mandala is pleased to announce that 23 lawyers have been included in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Lawyers on The Best Lawyers in America list are divided by geographic
Munck Wilson Mandala congratulates 18 attorneys who have been recognized as Texas Super Lawyers for 2023. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Produced and managed by Thomson Reuters, the selection process involves independent research,
In Dallas, MWM ranked as a Best Law Firm® in commercial litigation, copyright law, corporate law, employment law/management, insurance law, labor law/management, litigation/construction, litigation/intellectual property, litigation/labor and employment, litigation/patent, mergers and acquisitions law, patent law, sports law, technology law, trademark law, and venture capital law. In Austin, MWM ranked as a Best Law Firm® in
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Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, JD, 1994
Phi Delta Phi
Kansas State University, BS, 1980
American Bar Association Labor and Employment section
State Bar of Texas Labor and Employment section
Dallas Bar Association Labor and Employment section Transition to Law Practice Program Mentor
Dallas Human Resource Management Association Life Member and Former President, 2002
SHRM Texas State Council Director of Legislative Action, 1999-2003 Co-Director of Legislative Action, 2004-2005
Society for Human Resource Management, 1995 – present Member
Kansas State University Foundation, 2018 – present Board of Trustees, Member
Kansas State University Alumni Association, 2010 – 2011 Board of Directors, Chair
Kansas State University Alumni Association, 2005 – 2012 Board of Directors, Member
Kansas State Texans Alumni Club President, 1991 – present
Kansas State University College of Business Administration Dean’s Advisory Council, 2011 – present Inaugural Member
Kansas State University College of Business Administration, 2019 Fellow
Kansas State University College of Business Administration, 2013 – present Executive Mentor
Kansas State University Pre-Law Advisory Board, 2015 – present Inaugural Member
Kansas State University Athletics, 2017 – present Member of National Leadership Circle
Kansas State University Cat Counselors, 2003 – present Founding Member
American Heart Association, 2009 – 2014 Benefits and Compensation Committee
Dallas Chi Omega Alumnae, 1994 – present Member
Texas Association of Business (Dallas Chapter) Executive Committee, 2010 – 2015 President, 2014
Texas Association of Business (Dallas Chapter) Chair of Employment Relations Committee, 2010 – 2015
Texas Association of Business (State) Board of Directors, 2008 – 2010, 2012 – 2014
Texas Bar Foundation Fellow
Dallas Bar Foundation Fellow
SMU Dedman School of Law E-Mentor
Best Lawyers in America 2021 – 2024
Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters 2010 – 2023
The Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine 2014, 2015, 2019-2022
2019 Kansas State University Fellow for the College of Business Administration
Women In Law Award, Labor and Employment, Lawyer Monthly 2016
College of the State Bar of Texas, member since 2006
KSU Alumni Association, Volunteer of the Year 1999
Phi Delta Phi
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas