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Katelyn M. O'Connor
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Katelyn M. O'Connor

Associate

Pittsburgh, PA
 
 
 

How Katie Helps Clients

Katie has assisted with the representation of employers in significant class and collective action employment lawsuits. Katie’s experience spans wage and hour and employment discrimination across healthcare, construction, communications, financial, and energy industries, among others. 

Katie has knowledge and experience in issues relating to class and collective action certification and decertification in employment matters, and the enforcement of class and collective action waivers and arbitration agreements.

Katie’s recent class and collective action experience includes enforcing class and collective action waivers and arbitration agreements in numerous courts across the country and defeating plaintiff’s motion to conditionally certify an FLSA collective on behalf of a national television provider.

In addition to representing employers in class and collective action litigation, Katie also appears in state and federal courts on behalf of single plaintiffs related to Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans With Disabilities Act, and state and local anti-discrimination and equal pay statutes. Katie’s recent experience includes helping secure summary judgment on behalf of a healthcare provider in an individual discrimination claim alleging violations of Title VII and the Family and Medical Leave Act, among others.

Katie’s practice also focuses on advising employers with respect to compliance measures that reduce employment-related issues. Among other things, Katie has assisted with investigations and other compliance reviews as well as updating handbooks, policies, and manuals.

What Clients Can Expect

Katie is an energetic, detail-oriented litigator. Her diligence positions the client to achieve favorable results. Katie is also able to identify and understand a client’s business needs and objectives and considers those things when developing a legal strategy.  

Outside the Office

Katie and her husband, Corey, and baby Molly spend their free time golfing, running, spinning, walking, traveling, and watching documentaries.