Having worked in HR and management in the private sector, Katy Rand brings hands-on experience to her practice. Her client work primarily involves employment law, with a focus on discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wage / hour issues. Katy counsels employers on a wide range of compliance and employee relations issues. She also has an active litigation practice, advocating on behalf of employers in state and federal court, as well as before administrative agencies such as the Maine Human Rights Commission.
In addition to her employment practice, Katy is a certified Title IX investigator and regularly conducts independent investigations for employers and schools on a wide range of issues, including sexual harassment and sexual misconduct.
After college and before attending law school, Katy completed a management training program with Hannaford Brothers Company and worked for this major New England grocery retailer in various capacities, including as a department manager and department specialist, managing inventory and margins, addressing employee relations issues, implementing corporate marketing programs, and preparing for new store openings in North Carolina and Virginia. In addition, Katy has experience as a Human Resources Consultant at L.L. Bean, where she helped managers navigate the kinds of issues she advises her clients on today. After earning her law degree, Katy clerked for United States District Court Judge D. Brock Hornby.