Katheryn is a management-side lawyer who has devoted her career to resolving workplace disputes faced by private and public employers. She has successfully litigated and resolved claims for wrongful discharge, discrimination, and violations of leave and wage and hour laws in individual and class action lawsuits in trial and appellate courts throughout the Pacific Northwest. READ MORE
Katheryn takes great pride in helping employers avoid employment claims by preparing effective workplace policies and counseling them through reductions in force, separations and terminations. She also advises managers and Human Resource professionals in organizations of all sizes on best practices to manage leave and navigate through the interactive process to accommodate disabled employees. Katheryn also helps employers investigate workplace misconduct, harassment and discrimination, and take effective remedial action to avoid costly lawsuits.
Katheryn is experienced in preparing executive employment agreements, effective covenants not to compete, and trade secrets and intellectual property agreements. She works closely with business executives to enforce non-competition agreements and respond to cease and desist letters. Katheryn provides interactive EEO training to managers, including anti-harassment and diversity training, and frequently speaks at employment law seminars.
Katheryn’s practice spans Alaska, Washington and Oregon. She considers it an honor to counsel her clients as they adapt to the way people work in the Pacific Northwest. Katheryn counts her partnership with her clients as the most rewarding aspect of her work. She is continually inspired by the profound impact that her employer clients make when they create positive workplace cultures where diversity and team collaboration are valued, enabling the organization to thrive.
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Katheryn has been recognized for her work by Chambers® USA’s Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, with one source saying, “She is well versed in the handling of single-plaintiff and class action lawsuits, and in the drafting of employment agreements. Clients praise her as intelligent, thoughtful, professional and pleasant to deal with."
Foster Pepper PLLC
Jackson Lewis LLP
Tindall Bennett & Shoup PC
Alaska Supreme Court, Judicial Extern to the Honorable Allen T. Compton (1985)
Lewis and Clark Law School Alumni Board, Member
Association of Workplace Investigators, Member
American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section, Member
Pacific Coast Labor & Employment Law Conference
King County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section, Member
Association of Women Attorneys with Real Experience (AWARE), Member
Seattle Repertory Theater*, Business Council, Member
Chambers® USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Labor & Employment (2018-2020)
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