Overview

Katelyn W. McCombs counsels and represents employers in a broad range of employment law matters before federal and state courts, administrative tribunals such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and other state and local agencies. She defends employers in both single-plaintiff and class action employment disputes, including:

  • Wage and hour matters, such as employee misclassification disputes, off-the-clock work, and meal/rest break violations
  • Discrimination, harassment and retaliation litigation
  • Nationwide class and collective action defense

Katelyn also regularly provides advice and counseling to clients, including developing and drafting employee handbooks and personnel policies.

Katelyn has focused her career on representing companies with their litigation and counseling needs. She has experience litigating cases through summary judgment, in arbitration, and on appeal. Katelyn has defended both single plaintiff cases and class and collective actions, including in California. 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.

Prior to joining Littler, Katelyn was a litigation associate at a regional defense firm. While in law school, she was as a teaching assistant for the Legal Analysis, Writing, and Research class and the Microtrade Development Clinic. She also served as an extern for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Forsyth County District Attorney’s Office.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Vice Chair

PUMP Board of Directors

Member

Emerging Leaders Advisory Committee

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy

Recognition

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

Wake Forest University School of Law

Speaking Engagements

Issues Generated by Artificial Intelligence in the Workplace

Western Pennsylvania Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC)

March 3, 2020

How to Handle the DOL’s New Overtime Labor Regulations

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

November 3, 2016

Education

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

Bar Admission

Pennsylvania
North Carolina

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
  • 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