Akilah Craig

Akilah F. Craig

Associate
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Akilah Craig's litigation experience includes representing employers in and before federal and state courts and administrative agencies on claims arising under various employment statutes, including Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act and their state law counterparts. She also counsels clients on a wide range of employment matters, including employment of minors, federal and state law wage and hour requirements, internal investigations, and discharge and discipline of employees.

Akilah also has significant transactional experience drafting employment agreements, separation and release agreements, restrictive covenants such as non-disclosure, non-competition and non-solicitation agreements and conducting due diligence associated with employment matters in asset and equity transactions.

Akilah Craig's litigation experience includes representing employers in and before federal and state courts and administrative agencies on claims arising under various employment statutes, including Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act and their state law counterparts. She also counsels clients on a wide range of employment matters, including employment of minors, federal and state law wage and hour requirements, internal investigations, and discharge and discipline of employees.

Akilah also has significant transactional experience drafting employment agreements, separation and release agreements, restrictive covenants such as non-disclosure, non-competition and non-solicitation agreements and conducting due diligence associated with employment matters in asset and equity transactions.

In addition to representing clients in litigation and transactional matters, Akilah has also presented seminars and written articles on a wide-range of employment topics, including state and federal employment law updates, workplace civility and diversity and inclusion related issues in the workplace.

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Education
  • J.D., Baylor University School of Law, 2012
  • B.A., Franklin & Marshall College, 2009
Bar Admissions
  • Texas
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
Professional Affiliations
    • Member, National Bar Association
    • Member, National Employment Law Counsel
    • Trustee, Houston Young Lawyers Foundation
    • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
    • Fellow, Houston Young Lawyers Foundation
    • Chair, Association of Women Attorneys Foundation (2021-2022)
    • Board of Directors, Houston Young Lawyers Association (2018-2020)
    • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity; Pathfinder, 2019
Awards & Recognitions
    • Named, Top 40 Under 40 in Texas, The National Black Lawyers (2020)
    • Named, Super Lawyers® Texas Rising Star (2015-2022)
    • Named, Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Labor and Employment Law - Management (2022-2023)
    • Named, Outstanding Young Lawyer, The National Bar Association Women Lawyers Division (2022)