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  • Education
    • J.D., cum laude, University of Missouri, 2013, Order of the Coif
    • B.A., summa cum laude, Truman State University, 2008, English; Phi Beta Kappa
  • Court Admissions
    • State of Missouri, 2013
    • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri, 2015
    • State of Kansas, 2016
    • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas, 2016

Kaitlin (Kate) Gallen defends employers at all stages of litigation, including in state and federal courts and administrative agencies. She has drafted substantive briefs and coordinated responses in both class action and mass action contexts. 

Kate assists clients with a broad range of legal services, including employment advice and training, employment litigation defense, and class and collective actions representation

Prior to joining Polsinelli, Kate was a law clerk for the Honorable Mary Russell of the Supreme Court of Missouri. She attended the University of Missouri Law School, where she was the Managing Editor of the Missouri Law Review.

  • Successfully defeated conditional certification in a nationwide wage and hour collective action for a casino gaming company.
  • Obtained a denial of Rule 23 class certification on wage and hour state-law claims for a casino gaming company.
  • Represented a large health care facility in a labor arbitration in which we successfully presented evidence and post-hearing briefs. The arbitrator found the grievances had been discharge for good cause.
  • Coordinated investigation and responses to over 100 charges of discrimination filed simultaneously with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
  • Represented employers of all sizes in mediation to ensure an efficient resolution of matters.
  • Participated in briefing before an arbitrator to enforce a motion to compel arbitration in which arbitrator enforced arbitration
  • Briefed and argued a motion to make enforce sanctions on behalf of a public university. The court agreed to strike the plaintiff's complaint as a sanction for the plaintiff's refusal to respond to discovery requests.
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March 21, 2018
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Polsinelli at Work Blog
January 4, 2018
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Advanced Employment Law: What You Need to Know
Presenter, National Business Institute; Overland Park, KS
November 2016
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The LGBTQ Legal Landscape
Presenter, National Business Institute; Overland Park, KS
November 2016
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Top Ten Wage and Hour Mistakes
Presenter, Enterprise University; Leawood, KS
October 6, 2016
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You're Not the Boss of Me
Presenter, 2016 Iowa State SHRM Conference; Coralville, IA
September 22, 2016
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FLSA Essentials: Practically Apply the Most Recent Legal Perspectives
Presenter, National Business Institute Seminar; Kansas City, MO
June 15, 2016
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Essentials in Employment Law - Hiring and Firing from A to Z
Presenter, Sterling Education; Kansas City, MO
May 3, 2016
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Handling Employment Discrimination Claims
Presenter, National Business Institute Seminar; Overland Park, KS
March 23, 2016