February 6, 2019

Am Law 100 firm Polsinelli welcomes Karen K. Cain as a Shareholder to the firm’s national Labor and Employment Department. Cain will join the Workforce Development, Investigations and Compliance, and Employment Disputes, Litigation and Arbitration Practices. Cain will office at Polsinelli’s Kansas City, Mo. headquarters.

Cain has successfully worked with numerous national, regional and local employers for over 20 years, helping them pro-actively avoid litigation and defending them when employees file claims with state and federal agencies and in courts or arbitral forums nationwide. Cain teams with employer-clients to ensure she understands their goals on all matters, whether managing a strategic workforce transformation, conducting workplace investigations, or providing sophisticated employment advice. Cain also has deep experience defending all discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage & hour, and other employment claims, including wage & hour class or collective actions and class actions filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

“Karen’s tailored and practical approach to employment advice and litigation, as well as her long list of successful client results, make her a strong addition to our national team of labor and employment attorneys,” said Polsinelli Labor and Employment Department Chair Nancy Rafuse.

Kansas City-based Employment Disputes, Litigation, and Arbitration Practice Chair Denise K. Drake similarly commented, “Our clients will benefit from the vast array of experience Karen brings to workplace counseling and compliance matters, as well as her sophisticated client-centric approach to employment litigation matters.”

“Polsinelli’s focus on delivering superior client service, and nationwide team of attorneys assisting clients across many different practice areas was very appealing to me. I look forward to working with a broad range of attorneys in support of each of our clients’ unique needs,” said Cain.  

The American Lawyer and Corporate Counsel have recognized Cain as a “Top Rated Lawyer.” She is also a Kansas City Business Journal “Best of Bar” honoree and Kansas and Missouri Super Lawyer.  

The Polsinelli team of labor and employment attorneys earned 2018 rankings by U.S. News and World Report as a Best Law Firm in Tier 1 for Litigation – Labor & Employment and national recognition for Employment Law – Management.


About Polsinelli

Polsinelli is an Am Law 100 firm with more than 825 attorneys in 21 offices. Ranked #30 for Client Service Excellence1 and #10 for best client relationships2 among 650 U.S. law firms, Polsinelli was also named among the top 30 best-known firms in the nation3. The firm’s attorneys provide value through practical legal counsel infused with business insight, and focus on health care, financial services, real estate, intellectual property, mid-market corporate, labor and employment, and business litigation.

12019 BTI Client Service A-Team Report

22017 BTI Industry Power Rankings

32018 BTI Brand Elite