Katie Bayt is a trusted legal advisor, providing employers with collaborative, practical solutions to address their legal challenges. Katie currently serves as Of Counsel in the Indianapolis office of Ogletree Deakins, leading a talented team of attorneys as 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, the Ogletree Deakins EEO Advantage Administrative Charges Program enables employers to manage efficiently and cost-effectively the growing numbers of administrative charges filed with federal, state, and local agencies nationwide.
Katie works closely with employers to understand their business and objectives, developing and implementing solutions for managing administrative agency charges that meet employer needs, while ensuring quality and consistency with employers’ overall strategic and business goals.
Drawing on her extensive experience representing employers in claims of discrimination, harassment and retaliation, Katie oversees the activities of EEO Advantage team attorneys and provides strategic advice on all aspects of the administrative charge handling process. Katie and the EEO Advantage team have a proven track record of obtaining “no cause” findings on behalf of employers, and favorable outcomes for employers through mediation and conciliation.
Katie works with employers across numerous industries, including staffing, financial services, healthcare, retail, hospitality, trucking and logistics, entertainment and manufacturing, among others.
Katie also regularly conducts training on best practices for handling matters before administrative agencies and provides day-to-day counseling on matters impacting the employment relationship, including advising on human resource issues, investigations and employee policies.