Katelyn McCombs counsels and represents employers in a broad range of employment law matters arising under federal and state law, including wage and hour issues, nationwide class and collective action defense, and discrimination, harassment and retaliation litigation. She regularly handles matters in these areas in federal and state courts, and before federal, state, and local agencies, including responding to administrative complaints. Katelyn also regularly provides advice and counseling to clients, including drafting employee handbooks and personnel policies and conducting pay equity audits for employers.

Katelyn has focused her career on representing companies with their litigation and counseling needs. She has experience litigating cases through investigation, summary judgment, in arbitration, and on appeal. Katelyn has defended both single plaintiff cases and class and collective actions. Her experience working with a broad range of national, regional, and local employers has also given her important insight into various industries, understanding into specific issues faced by employers, and how to navigate such issues. She has experience advising employers of all sizes on their handbook policies in an effort to help them avoid litigation.

Affiliazioni professionali e istituzionali


Emerging Leaders Advisory Committee

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy

Board Member

Grow Pittsburgh


Named, Ones to Watch

The Best Lawyers in America®


Recipient, CALI Award for the Future Award, Litigation Externship Clinic

Wake Forest University School of Law

Speaking Engagements

Your Burning Employment Law Questions Answered

February 21, 2024

When Every Day is "Blursday" - Wage and Hour Compliance for a Remote Workforce

September 2, 2021

Issues Generated by Artificial Intelligence in the Workplace

Western Pennsylvania Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC)

March 3, 2020

2019 Employment Law Update: Recent Developments and What's Coming Next

Pittsburgh, PA

April 25, 2019

How to Handle the DOL’s New Overtime Labor Regulations

North Carolina Craft Brewers Guild Annual Conference, Winston-Salem, NC

November 3, 2016


  • J.D., Wake Forest University School of Law, 2015
  • B.A., Campbell University, 2012summa cum laude

Foro di appartenenza

North Carolina


  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas