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Katie S. Bayt

Of Counsel Indianapolis

Katie Bayt is Of Counsel in the Indianapolis office of Ogletree Deakins and serves as program director of the Ogletree Deakins EEO Advantage Administrative Charges program. Through advanced legal project management strategies, innovative technology, and an experienced team of dedicated attorneys, Ogletree Deakins EEO Advantage enables employers to manage efficiently and cost-effectively the growing numbers of administrative charges filed with federal, state, and local agencies nationwide. In her role, Katie oversees the activities of team attorneys who handle administrative charges across the country and ensures consistency with clients’ overall strategic and business goals.

Katie has extensive experience defending employers in disputes before administrative agencies and in state and federal courts in matters involving all types of employment law claims, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and family and medical leave claims. Katie has represented clients at all stages of the process including pre-litigation counseling and avoidance, investigation, alternative dispute resolution, trial and appeal. Additionally, Katie has significant experience in providing day-to-day counseling to employers on matters impacting the employment relationship, including advising on human resource issues, and developing employee handbooks and policies.

Katie received her J.D. in 2002 from Indiana University – Bloomington Mauer School of Law, where she served as a Notes Editor for the Federal Communication Law Journal.


Experience

Katie has extensive experience litigating cases for employers across multiple industries including banking, healthcare, retail, and logistics. Most recently, she has focused her practice on handling administrative charges before federal, state and local administrative agencies. Katie is skilled in conducting fact investigations, assessing and developing risk strategy, preparing persuasive and effective position statements, limiting and managing agency requests for information, successfully advocating for clients in mediation and/or conciliation efforts, and in ensuring consistency with overall client strategic goals.

Katie has a proven track record of obtaining “no cause” findings on behalf of clients and has successfully mediated favorable outcomes for clients in numerous cases before federal, state and local administrative agencies.

Professional Activities and Speeches

Professional Activities:

  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • State Bar of Wisconsin

Speeches:

  • Indiana Chamber Workplace Harassment Seminar - ''Responding to Administrative Charges – Recent Changes in the Process'' - Indianapolis - February 27, 2018
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