Kaitlin (Kate) Gallen advises clients with regard to a wide variety of workplace issues, including employee leaves of absence, disability accommodations, and religious accommodations. Kate strives to ensure employers meet their business goals, which vary from company to company, but typically include compliance with the law, avoidance of litigation, and appropriately positioning themselves to defend litigation when necessary.
Kate strategically and creatively defends employers in all types and at all stages of litigation, including in state and federal courts and administrative agencies. Kate works hard to help ensure that client's goals and objectives are met when handling all litigation matters. She is particularly proud of her team's success defending wage and hour class and collective actions, including defeating nationwide 216(b) conditional certification and Rule 23 class action certification.
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.