Overview

Kathryn S. McConnell has earned a reputation for providing a white-glove, efficient, and comprehensive service for her clients. Katy’s litigation and counseling experience spans multiple industries, including retail, food and beverage, construction, staffing, telecommunications, manufacturing, transportation, advertising, automotive, payment solutions, and financing. She is a trusted advisor on all aspects of the employment relationship, a tenacious litigator, and a skilled negotiator. Katy is known for providing practical and business-forward advice both in compliance matters and on litigation matters to her clients. Katy works with her clients to find the best legal solution for their business needs. While Katy’s clients include global and national companies, she has a passion for advising and defending emerging growth companies, small businesses, start-ups, and entrepreneurs. Katy also has extensive experience working with franchisors and franchisees throughout the U.S.

Katy counsels, trains, and defends multinational and domestic companies on employment law matters, including:

  • Restrictive covenant and other employment-related agreements
  • Discrimination, harassment and retaliation in the workplace
  • Wrongful termination
  • Wage and hour compliance and disputes
  • Minimizing wage and hour exposure
  • Commission and other incentive plans

Katy focuses on representing employers in complex employment litigation matters, including single and multiplaintiff actions and class and collective actions in the wage and hour, unfair competition, and employment discrimination/retaliation areas. She regularly defends employers in state and federal courts across the U.S. in lawsuits alleging discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge, emotional distress, FLSA and FMLA violations, breach of restrictive covenants, and other employment-related claims. Katy has extensive experience defending and mediating charges filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and equivalent state and local administrative agencies.

Earlier in her career, Katy worked in the London office of an international law firm and was admitted as a Solicitor in England and Wales.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Board Member

VOX Teen Communications

2016 - present

Recognition

Named, Rising Star

Super Lawyers

2019

News, Analysis & Press

Wage and Hour Law Update for Restaurant Operators

HR Professionals Magazine

February 28, 2018

Education

  • L.P.C., College of Law of England and Wales, 2005With Honors
  • B.A., University of Cambridge, 2004

Bar Admission

Georgia
United Kingdom (England and Wales)

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida