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, collective and single-plaintiff actions. These cases have included defense of discrimination and harassment allegations, discriminatory pay practices, wage and hour disputes, background check matters, 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 other types of employment and employee benefit disputes.
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 has won dismissal of cases through motion practice and defended cases through trials and hearings.
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. She assists with hiring and background procedures, pay equity assessments, reductions-in-force, leave policies and administration, complex accommodation questions, affirmative action and diversity plans, and defense of government investigations and audits.
Companies also call upon Katharine to investigate claims of harassment, discrimination and other misconduct of high-level executives, partners and directors.