Kathryn is a principal and co-chair of the Labor, Employment and Higher Education Practice Group. She regularly advises colleges and universities on a wide range of issues unique to higher education institutions, such as Clery, Title IX, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act, HEOA, FERPA, student affairs, and faculty issues. As a co-founder of trainED, Kathryn regularly provides training and conducts compliance reviews and audits for companies and higher education institutions. She also advises employers on terminations and RIFs, disability and leave issues; affirmative action plans; employment and severance agreements; unemployment compensation matters, employee handbooks, and policies; noncompetition and other post-employment restrictions; wage and hour issues; child labor issues; and independent contract arrangements.
Kathryn regularly represents institutions and businesses in administrative actions and litigation when employment- or student affairs-related claims arise. She also assists clients in responding to state and federal audits relating to affirmative action and wage and hour compliance. Kathryn has extensive experience advising faith-based nonprofits, churches and religious K-12 schools, and higher education institutions on issues that are unique to these organizations.