Kaitlyn A. Hansen advises and represents employers in a broad range of employment law issues and disputes before state and federal courts and administrative agencies. Katie has experience representing employers in all aspects of claims arising under, inter alia, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Equal Pay Act (EPA), and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), including:

  • Discrimination, harassment, and retaliation
  • Pay disparity
  • Failure to accommodate
  • Administrative charges
  • Exemption classification issues
  • Wage and hour issues

Katie also regularly counsels clients with regard to all aspects of the employee lifecycle, including hiring, performance management, improving employee experience, and ending employment relationships. 

Katie is a member of Littler’s Staffing, Independent Contractors and Contingent Workers Practice Group. She advises clients on leveraging their contingent workforce solutions and also conducts audits to assess and mitigate contingent workforce risks. Katie has also litigated misclassification cases.

Before joining Littler, Katie clerked for former Chief United States Magistrate Judge Diane K. Vescovo and United States District Judge Thomas L. Parker in the Western District of Tennessee. During law school, Katie was senior notes editor for The University of Memphis Law Review.

Selected Matters

  • Obtained summary judgment for global manufacturing company regarding ADEA claims; affirmed by the Sixth Circuit
  • Obtained early dismissal of a litany of claims against a large national staffing agency
  • Obtained early dismissal of employment and contract claims against a technology client

Professional & Community Affiliations


American Bar Association


Tennessee Bar Association


Memphis Bar Association


Recipient, Humphreys Fellowship

University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law


Recipient, Excellence for the Future Award

Fair Employment Practices, Employee Benefits, Torts I, Criminal Procedure

University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law

Recipient, Dean’s Distinguished Pro Bono Award

University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law


Member, Diversity Leadership Institute

University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law


Member, Helen Hardin Honors Program

University of Memphis

Recipient, Upsilon Mu Award

Highest GPA in Criminal Justice & Criminology Major

University of Memphis


News, Analysis & Press

Mandating COVID-19 Vaccines

HR Professionals Magazine

July 28, 2021

Building a More Inclusive Workplace for LGBTQ+ Employees: Bostock and Beyond

HR Professionals Magazine

November 2020

Books & Book Chapters

  • The Developing Labor Law, Bloomberg BNA, Contributing Editor, Chapter 29, 2021
  • Employment Discrimination Law, Bloomberg BNA, Contributing Chapter Monitor, Chapter 2, 2021
  • What is Corporate Compliance in Corporate Compliance Practice Guide, Lexis Nexis, Contributing Editor, Section 33.02, 2021

Speaking Engagements

A Labor of Love: Littler Lawyers Answer Your Most Burning Labor and Employment Questions

February 10, 2022


  • J.D., University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, 2018magna cum laude
  • B.A., University of Memphis, 2015magna cum laude

Bar Admission



  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee