Cate Lindemann advises and represents employers in a range of employment law matters.

She routinely represents employers in collective, class, and hybrid actions brought under federal and state laws. She has defeated conditional certification and Rule 23 class certification, and obtained summary judgment in discrimination, retaliation, and wage and hour cases. Notably, Cate has tried wage and hour cases, including a class action, to full defense jury verdicts in federal court. She also has bench trial experience and has conducted internal investigations. Cate also regularly handles administrative charges of discrimination, harassment and retaliation, as well as wage and hour audits by both state and federal agencies.

Prior to joining Littler, Cate practiced at an international law firm in Chicago. During law school, she served as an extern for Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson of the Wisconsin Supreme Court and was an articles editor for the Wisconsin Law Review.

Professional & Community Affiliations


American Bar Association


Federal Bar Association


National Association of Women Lawyers


  • J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School, 2008cum laude
  • M.Sc., London School of Economics, 2004Awarded with Merit
  • B.A., Haverford College, 2002

Bar Admission



  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan