A member of the firm’s Healthcare, Life Sciences & Education industry team, Kate focuses her practice on Labor & Employment matters with clients in the healthcare and higher education industries. She provides practical, business-minded guidance to help navigate clients through the ever-evolving federal, state and local labor and employment laws.
Hospital executives, medical directors, physician practice groups and human resource professionals in the healthcare industry look to Kate for guidance with matters involving employment discrimination and harassment, employment policies, provider employment agreements and restrictive covenants, severance agreements, and leave and accommodation issues. Similarly, Kate regularly advises clients in the higher education industry through personnel decisions, internal complaints and investigations involving Title IX, Title VII and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), faculty and staff employment contracts, severance issues, and leave and accommodation issues.
As part of her general labor and employment practice, Kate conducts human resources audits, handbook and policy reviews, and training sessions on effective and practical human resource practices. Kate also provides day-to-day guidance about personnel decisions, state and federal wage and hour matters, internal complaints and investigations, employment contracts, severance agreements, harassment and discrimination, and leave and accommodation issues.
As a litigator, Kate has obtained favorable resolutions in employment-related litigation filed in numerous state and federal courts and administrative agencies. Kate’s litigation experience includes defending wage and hour class and collective actions as well as single plaintiff employment claims involving Title VII, the ADA, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and other state and federal employment laws.
Kate is a member of the firm's Hiring Committee and Chair of the Recruiting Committee in the St. Louis office.
magna cum laude
Valedictorian Saint Louis University Public Law Review, Managing Editor, 2005-2006; Member, 2004-2005