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Katherine E. Reeves

Special Counsel Indianapolis | Birmingham

*Currently licensed in Alabama only.

Katherine serves as Special Counsel with the firm’s EEO Advantage Program where she focuses her practice exclusively on defending employers before federal and state administrative agencies across the country. Prior to serving as Special Counsel, Katherine gained extensive employment litigation experience in both state and federal courts, regularly drafted policy and procedure manuals, and represented clients before state and federal administrative agencies. Katherine is skilled in conducting fact investigations, witness interviews, and depositions. She regularly works with clients to assess and develop risk strategies, prepare persuasive and effective position statements, to limit and manage administrative agency document requests, and conduct settlement negotiations and mediations.

Katherine represents clients in a wide range of industries including: retail, manufacturing, restaurant and hospitality, pharmaceutical, higher education, financial services/banking, and healthcare.


Experience

Published Opinions
  • Williams v. Daiichi Sankyo, Inc., 947 F. Supp. 2d 1234 (N.D. Ala. 2013).
  • Greywoode v. SAIC, 943 F. Supp. 2d 1355 (M.D. Ala. 2013).
  • Keeton v. Big Lots Stores, Inc., 84 F. Supp. 3d 1290 (N.D. Ala. 2015).
  • Finch v. Hillshire Brands Co., 83 F. Supp. 3d 1211 (N.D. Ala. 2015).

Professional Activities and Speeches

Professional Activities:

  • HR Alabama Magazine – Assistant Editor (2013-2014), Editor-in-Chief (2014-2016)
  • Alabama SHRM - State Council (2014-2016)
  • American Bar Association (Young Lawyers Division – Labor & Employment Law Committee; Labor & Employment Law Section – EEO Committee; Law Student Outreach Coordinator 2011-2014)
  • Birmingham Bar Association (Women Lawyer’s Section; Young Lawyer’s Section)
  • Alabama Bar Association (Labor and Employment Section)
  • Defense Research Institute (Trial Tactics Social Media Committee; Steering Committees for Labor and Employment Committee and Trial Tactics Committee)
  • Society for Human Resource Management – Birmingham Chapter Member (2012-2016)

Speeches:

  • Cullman Area Society for Human Resources Management Annual Team Workshop - ''How to Effectively Defend and Respond to EEOC Charges'' - Cullman - October 14, 2015
  • Huntsville/TVA SHRM Luncheon - ''Best Practices and Ethical Considerations of Conducting Internal Investigations'' - Huntsville - July 2015
  • Alabama Society of Human Resource Management 2015 Conference - ''The Merry-Go-Round of Employment Law: 2015 Edition'' - Birmingham - May 19, 2015
  • Cullman Areas SHRM Luncheon - ''Best Practices and Ethical Considerations of Conducting Internal Investigations'' - Cullman - March 2015
  • Calhoun County SHRM Luncheon - ''Best Practices and Ethical Considerations of Conducting Internal Investigations'' - Anniston - February 2015
  • Ogletree Deakins Seminar - ''What to Expect when your Employee is Expecting'' - Birmingham - November 07, 2014
  • Association of Corporate Counsel, Alabama Chapter - ''Intermittent Leave Under the FMLA and ADA'' - Birmingham - March 07, 2014
  • Ogletree Deakins Seminar - ''Discretionary Attendance: Intermittent FMLA Leave and Leave as an Accommodation'' - Birmingham - November 15, 2013
  • Ogletree Deakins Seminar - ''Digging Up Dirt: A Look at the Latest Developments in Employment Background Checks'' - Birmingham - November 09, 2012

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