Kathryn serves as Special Counsel with the firm’s EEO Advantage Program. Kathryn defends employers nationwide against administrative charges filed with the EEOC and state agencies. She conducts fact investigations and witness interviews, prepares persuasive position statements, and limits and manages administrative agency document requests. She regularly engages in settlement negotiations and mediations and works with in-house counsel to assess and develop litigation avoidance and risk strategies. Kathryn advises in-house counsel and human resources professionals regarding day-to-day employment-related matters, including discipline and discharge, leave, and reasonable accommodation questions, drafts employment policies and handbooks, and prepares pleadings, motions and briefs for employment discrimination cases in federal court.
Prior to joining the firm’s EEO Advantage program, Kathryn gained extensive experience representing employers in all aspects of employment law, including defending employers before administrative agencies and in employment litigation in both state and federal court. Kathryn has represented employers on a wide range of employment law issues, including discrimination, harassment and retaliation under Title VII, the ADA, the ADEA, the FMLA, and state and local laws. Kathryn also regularly counseled employers on best practices for avoiding litigation and on day-to-day human resources issues, including discipline and discharge, employment policies, and handbooks.