She has advised employers on reduction in force issues, group terminations, WARN Act and general separation issues. She represents employers in unfair labor practice litigation and R cases before the NLRB and advises employers during union organizing campaigns. Her clients have included employers in the manufacturing, automotive and automotive supplier, hospitality, insurance, and food industries as well as higher education employers. Earlier in her career, she was a Partner at Young & Perl in Memphis and previously served as Assistant Director of Law for the City of Akron, Ohio where she represented and advised city departments and elected officials on employment and economic development matters and conducted ongoing training.
Kathryn conducts training on sexual harassment, discrimination laws, labor updates, new legislation, and works with clients on maintaining a positive employee relations culture through regular training, assessments and audits.
Kathryn is a member of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the American Bar Association. She is a judicial delegate to the Conference of the Sixth Judicial Circuit of the United States. Kathryn chairs the firm's Higher Education practice group.
- Obtained summary judgment on behalf of the defendant in a multi million dollar breach of contract litigation
- Obtained summary judgment on behalf of the employer in a collective action FLSA misclassification case
- Defense of employers before the NLRB in unfair labor practice cases alleging unlawful discipline for engaging in protected concerted activity and unlawful termination
- Obtained pre-dispositive motion voluntary dismissal of FMLA and Title VII case at close of discovery
- Contributing Chapter Editor, "Jurisdiction and Coverage of the Act," Chapter 27, The Developing Labor Law
Honors and Awards
- The Best Lawyers in America – Labor and Employment Law
- "Mid-South Super Lawyers" and "Super Lawyers – Corporate Counsel Edition" by Law & Politics magazine
- AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
- Life Member Sixth Circuit Judicial Conference