Overview

Katie primarily focuses her practice on employment litigation, and is experienced in representing employers in all aspects of employment law matters before federal and state courts, as well as mediation, arbitration, and other proceedings before administrative agencies. She has successfully represented clients in both single and multi-plaintiff matters involving claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, breach of contract, and wage and hour violations.

Before joining Constangy, Katie began her legal career at a plaintiffs’ firm in St. Louis representing employees before federal and state courts and administrative agencies. Her unique insight from her experience as a plaintiff’s attorney allows Katie to provide comprehensive and thorough advice to employers, and assist with proactively addressing employee issues.

Honors & Recognitions

Rising Star, Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers® (2018 - 2020)

Professional & Civic Associations

  • Missouri Bar Association
  • St. Louis County Bar Association
  • The Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater St. Louis

About Me

Katie enjoys spending time with her husband and two dogs. Some of her favorite activities include traveling, reading, visiting local wineries and breweries, and watching Harry Potter. Katie also has a passion for philanthropy including St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Partners4Pets, and the American Heart Association.

Representative Matters

Representative Matters

Katie has represented employers in a variety of matters throughout the Midwest including Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, and Missouri. Recent highlights include:

  • Representing major U.S. transportation employer in class action alleging disability discrimination in hiring under the Missouri Human Rights Act. Employee abandoned class allegations during discovery (U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri, 2019-present).
  • Representing major U.S. transportation employer in class action alleging disability discrimination and failure-to-accommodate under the Americans with Disabilities Act (U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 2020-present).
  • Representing national medical staffing employer in action alleging various breach of contract claims, wage and hour violations, wrongful discharge in violation of public policy, retaliation, and negligence. Obtained dismissal and order compelling action to arbitration (U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri, 2020-present).
  • Represented client in breach of contract action alleging violations of non-compete and non-solicitation agreements. Obtained voluntary dismissal with prejudice after moving to dismiss all claims and conducting preliminary discovery (Illinois, 2019).

News & Analysis

Client Presentations & Firm Publications

Speaking Engagements & Industry Publications

Blogs, Videos & Podcasts

Blog Posts

  • "If you truly pour your heart into what you believe in, even if it makes you vulnerable, amazing things can and will happen."
  • Emma Watson

Practice Emphasis

  • Defense of EEOC, MCHR, and IDHR Charges
  • Defense of Employment Litigation
  • Sexual Harassment Investigations and Defense

Education

Saint Louis University School of Law

  • J.D., cum laude, 2016

Eastern Illinois University

  • B.S., magna cum laude, Psychology, 2013

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Missouri, 2016
  • Illinois, 2019
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
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