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  • Education
    • J.D., University of Minnesota, 2001
    • B.A., Dartmouth College, 1997
  • Court Admissions
    • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri, 2004
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, 2005
    • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas, 2005
    • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 2001

Judy Yi’s labor and employment law practice reflects extensive experience in representing management in agency investigations and litigation in both state and federal courts. She focuses on managing and minimizing workplace risks associated with multi-state and federal statutory compliance with employment and human resources issues. She also has experience in handling the employment aspects of complex transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions.  Judy has conducted comprehensive employment/human resources audits, reviewing employment processes, policies and documents for legal compliance.

Judy provides day-to-day counseling on virtually all employment-related laws and regulations involving issues such as employment discrimination and harassment, retaliation, disability accommodations, administration of leave requests, wage and hour issues, breach of contract, whistleblower claims, covenants not to compete, personnel policies, management training, protection of confidential and trade secret information, and defamation. 

  • Plaintiff, the former Assistant Director of Nursing for defendant, brought a cause of action against defendant alleging wrongful termination of her employment based on her religion. A U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri jury returned a verdict in favor of defendant on all counts.
  • Plaintiff, a registered nurse and former employee of defendant, filed suit against defendant alleging whistle blowing retaliation, workers' compensation retaliation, defamation, and breach of implied contract. Defendant obtained summary judgment on four of plaintiff's five claims. Plaintiff's breach of implied contract claim was tried before a U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas jury, which ruled in favor of defendant.
  • Jurisdiction in the Western District of Missouri in a FLSA/Collective Action with a favorable settlement resolution. Case was Qualls, et al. v. Sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC.
  • Jurisdiction in the District of Kansas in a race discrimination case with a favorable settlement resolution. Case was Lee v. Life Care Center of America, Inc.
  • Jurisdiction in the District of Kansas in a 42 U.S.C. §1981 race discrimination and retaliation case with a favorable settlement resolution. Case was Young v. University of Kansas Hospital Authority.
  • Jurisdiction in the District of Kansas in a race discrimination case under Title VII and 42 U.S.C. §1981 with a favorable settlement resolution. Case was Kankam v. University of Kansas Hospital Authority.
  • Jurisdiction in the District of Kansas in an Americans with Disabilities Act discrimination and retaliation case with a favorable settlement resolution. Case was Miller v. University of Kansas Hospital Authority.
  • Jurisdiction in Eastern District of Missouri in a tortious interference with a business expectancy, defamation and failure to pay wages case with a favorable settlement resolution. Case was Rieker v. Cunningham Lindsay US, Inc., et al.
  • Jurisdiction in the District of Kansas in an Americans with Disabilities Act discrimination and ERISA violation case with a favorable settlement resolution. Case was Walker v. Global Ground Support, LLC.
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Association of Corporate Counsel - Chicago Chapter
February 2012
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LSN - Human Resources Teleseminar Series
November 2010
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International Association of Korean Lawyers Conference
Panelist at the 18th Annual Conference
September 2010
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Polsinelli Shughart Labor, Employment & Benefits Symposium
August 2010
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Panelist for a program sponsored by the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association and Kansas City Specialty Bar Associations
June 2010
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ABA Intellectual Property Roundtable
2009
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American Health Lawyers Association Labor and Employment
2007