Katharine Parker is a savvy strategist who assists companies with a wide range of complex employment law matters in and out of court. Clients recognize her for the value that “lies in the proactive, practical advice she provides” and praise her for being a “wonderful confidant.”
Katharine has led the defense of numerous class actions and single-plaintiff actions. These cases have included defense of discrimination and harassment allegations, wage and hour disputes, breach of contract issues, claims asserting wrongful denial of employee benefits and alleged breaches of fiduciary duties in the management of retirement plans, among many others.
She has successfully resolved many complex matters, saving clients money and sparing them reputational damage. When resolution is not possible, she is a zealous advocate who often has won dismissal of cases through motion practice and successfully defended cases at trial.
As co-head of the Employment Law Counseling & Training Group, Katharine has an active counseling practice as well. Clients seek her out for advice on complex employment law compliance questions because of her ability to listen to and understand their needs. She develops practical solutions for her clients to help them achieve their business goals.
Companies and other defense firms also call upon Katharine to investigate claims of harassment, discrimination and other misconduct of high-level executives, partners and directors.