For over 25 years, Katherine has provided her clients with robust representation in matters of employment and related business law. Katherine represents and counsels employers and executives in all facets of the employment relationship, including hiring, termination, discrimination, non-competition, Fair Labor Standards Act matters, issues regarding Family and Medical Leave and other leaves, whistleblowers' complaints, and regulatory matters. As a litigator, she is well aware of the nuances of law necessary to draft effective restrictive covenants, severance agreements, and employment contracts. Along with her over 250 colleagues, she represents companies and non-profit organizations of all sizes. She has defended companies under investigation by both U.S. and state Departments of Labor and handled multiple matters before the EEOC. Katherine is a seasoned member of the Delaware bar. As such, her practice has a nationwide reach due to the broad jurisdiction of Delaware’s courts over a large number of Fortune 500 companies. She also litigates on behalf of and advises clients throughout the U.S., as needed.
Katherine assists executives in negotiating severance agreements and employment agreements; review of other corporate agreements; and resolving disputes of all kinds with employers.
Katherine also has developed expertise in education law, counseling private and charter schools as well as parents in special education, disciplinary matters, Title IX complaints, bullying issues, and breach of contract matters. She gained significant experience in this practice area by serving as outside counsel to a large school district for 11 years.
Expedient resolution of disputes prior to trial or hearing is a strength for Katherine. As a certified mediator and arbitrator and court-appointed hearing officer herself, she understands the immense value of alternative dispute resolution and early settlement of controversies. Nevertheless, when called upon to do so, she has pursued cases all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court as well as the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and the Delaware Supreme Court.
Katherine welcomes the opportunity to consult with prospective clients without any obligation regarding their legal needs.