Kate is a labor and employment law attorney who counsels employers in a wide variety of labor and employment law matters, including addressing employee absences, accommodation requests, wage issues, employee performance issues, and discrimination/harassment complaints. Kate regularly provides trainings on many employment topics, such as harassment, drug/alcohol testing, and supervisory best practices. Kate also conducts internal investigations into all types of employment-related complaints.

Kate regularly handles class actions and individual litigation in state and federal courts and administrative claims before state and federal government agencies.

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  • Listed in:
    • The Best Lawyers in America®, Employment Law - Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment, 2019-2023
    • New York Super Lawyers®, Employment & Labor,  2018-2022
      • Upstate New York Rising Star, Employment & Labor, 2015
  • ATHENA International Young Professional Award Finalist, Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce, 2022
  • Employment Law Trailblazer Award, National Law Journal, 2020
    • One of only 25 attorneys selected nationwide for this award
  • Excellence in Law: Top Women in Law, The Daily Record, 2020
  • Women of Excellence, Rochester Business Journal, 2018
  • New York State Bar Association, Empire State Counsel Honoree, 2013-2015
  • Forty Under 40 Award, Rochester Business Journal, 2014
  • Skadden Distinguished Pro Bono Publico Service Award, 2009
  • Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York, Rochester Delegate, 2014-2016
  • Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys, Board of Directors, 2014-2016; Chair of the Women’s Connections Committee, 2018-2019
  • Monroe County Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association

  • Quoted in "#MeToo is changing HR approach," The Daily Record, March 21, 2018
  • Quoted in "Major changes for OT - New federal rules to affect most employers," Rochester Business Journal, May 20, 2016
  • "How Protected is Your Business From Social Media Litigation," Rochester Business Journal, June 16, 2014
  • "Crime and Punishment: Avoiding Punishment for Inquiries into Criminal Convictions and Arrests," Rochester Business Alliance, May/June 2014
  • "HR Connection: Court Rules On Time Spent Donning, Doffing Gear," NY Daily Record, February 4, 2014

  • Leadership Series: Labor and Employment Law Webinar, Rochester Business Journal, February 10, 2022
  • Navigating Vaccines & Exemptions, NHRA-SHRM Legal Update, February 8, 2022
  • Employee Handbooks: Avoiding Common DEI Mistakes, Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce, June 11, 2021

  • ABVI Development Advisory, Former Committee Member
  • American Heart Association, Volunteer
  • American Red Cross, Greater Rochester Chapter, Board Member and Chair of Response & Resiliency Committee
  • Crisis Communication, Erie Shore Landing, Committee Member
  • Crisis Communication, The Wayne ARC, Committee Member
  • National Human Resources Association, Rochester Affiliate, Advisor
  • Young Women’s College Prep Charter School of Rochester, Former Audit Committee Member
  • Odyssey of the Mind, Coach