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E. Katherine Hajjar


New York, NY

(646) 253-2321

(646) 253-2382 fax

Bar/Court Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York


  • Cornell Law School (J.D., 2011)
  • Cornell University (B.A., 2007)

E. Katherine Hajjar

Katherine is a labor and employment law attorney. She advises colleges, universities and not-for-profit organizations on a variety of issues including Title IX compliance, workplace investigations, reasonable accommodation and student and employee discipline, as well as other general employment matters. Katherine has experience representing clients in discrimination, harassment and retaliation disputes and mediations before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the New York State Division of Human Rights (NYSDHR). She reviews and drafts student and employee handbooks, settlement agreements, school and educational program forms and waivers as well as campus policies to ensure compliance with federal and state civil rights and employment laws.

Katherine also represents school districts on general education and special education matters, including student discipline hearings, student residency appeals and U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR) investigations. She counsels school districts and independent schools on issues related to student rights and responsibilities, bullying, allegations of discrimination and/or harassment and child abuse in the educational setting.