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Tolu Babade

Associate
Office

Collin County

2600 Dallas Parkway
Suite 600
Frisco, TX 75034
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Fax: 469.227.6585
Education
J.D., cum laude, Dedman School of Law, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, 2016, Civil Clinic, Chief Counsel, Spring 2015 ; Student Attorney, Fall 2014
B.A., magna cum laude, The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas, 2009, Golden Key International Honor Society; Vice President (2008-2009)
State Bar Licenses
Texas
Court Admissions
U.S. District Ct., N.D. of Texas
U.S. District Ct., E.D. of Texas
U.S. District Ct., S.D. of Texas

Tolu Babade

Associate

Tolu Babade represents and defends her clients in a wide variety of employment related matters and commercial disputes in state and federal court proceedings and before adminsitrative agencies, including in wage and hour class actions, discrimination and retaliation cases.  Tolu also has experience assisting employers with drafting and enforcing non-compete, non-solicitation, and other restrictive covenants.

While in law school, Tolu served as Vice President of the Labor & Employment Law Student Association.  She was also a chief counsel at the SMU Civil Clinic where she represented clients in employment and business disputes.

Prior to joining Clark Hill Strasburger, Tolu was a legal intern for the U.S. Department of Labor's Regional Solicitor's Office, the Office of the Attorney General of Texas, and the North Texas Tollway Authority. Her judicial internships include service to The Honorable Corinne Mason, The Honorable Barnett Walker, and The Honorable Angela Tucker within the Collin County Courts.

Experience

  • Won summary judgment motion in breach of contract case brought by former employee against national company alleging contractual exception to the Texas at-will employment law (Eastern District of Texas)
  • Successfully defended collective/class actions by employees for violations of Fair Labor Standards Act against employers in the retail and transportation industries.
  • Successfully argued motion to sever plaintiffs in disability discrimination case.
  • Successfully argued motion to join indispensable parties in breach of contract and breach of fiduciary action.
  • Successfully defended employers in various discrimination cases based on race, gender, religion, and disability.
  • Obtained judgment on behalf of cement manufacturing company in litigation over products furnished; garnished oilfield services corporation's bank account in subsequent garnishment action.

Presentations

  • When Disaster Strikes: Picking Up The Pieces, Strasburger Employment Law Blog (September 2017)
Memberships
Curt B. Henderson Inn of Court, Associate
Collin County Bar Association, Member
Collin County Young Lawyers Association, Member
Dallas Young Lawyers Association, Member
Dallas Bar Association - Labor & Employment Section, Member
Dallas Women Lawyers Association, Member
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