Kathryn R. Brown practices in the area of labor and employment law.
Ms. Brown advises employers on a range of workplace issues, including compliance with federal, state and local laws governing the workplace. Ms. Brown counsels clients in various sectors including higher education, healthcare, energy, pharmaceuticals, financial services and construction.
Ms. Brown represents employers in litigation and before administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Labor, the National Labor Relations Board and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration with respect to charges, audits and investigations.
She provides guidance and training on matters including: hiring and onboarding; managing risks in employee discipline and terminations; workplace investigations of alleged harassment or discrimination; wage and hour compliance; independent contractor and exempt/non-exempt classification; leaves of absence; the interactive process of medical and religious accommodations; and implementing reductions in force, including by drafting severance agreements and advising on employee relations issues concerning the transition of departing and remaining employees.
Ms. Brown prepares employee handbooks and policies for use in multiple jurisdictions and tailored to the needs of the employer's industry and workforce.
Ms. Brown serves on the Duane Morris Recruitment and Retention Committee. She has also served as a mentor and program coordinator for the Summer Associates Program.
During 2013, Ms. Brown served as law clerk to the Hon. Gene E.K. Pratter of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. She is a graduate of Vanderbilt University Law School, for which she volunteers as an alumna interviewer, and the University of Pennsylvania, where she received a B.A. in History, magna cum laude.
Areas of Practice
Employment Counseling and Advice
Employee Policy Development
Labor Law and Relations
Pro bono representation of applicants for U.S. citizenship
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