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Kathleen M. McKenna

Kathleen M. McKenna

Proskauer Rose LLP

New York, NY, USA


Kathleen M. McKenna is a partner in the Labor & Employment Law Department. With a formidable track record for success in major employment matters, she has extensive experience litigating employment disputes of all types, including defending employers against claims alleging all forms of discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge, wage and hour and breach of contract. Her clients include major multi-national businesses, such as television networks, pharmaceutical companies, international retailers and law firms.

Adept at counseling clients at every turn of the litigation process, Kathleen employs a creative mix of litigation experience and business acumen to determine which cases should be litigated in court, which should be resolved in some alternative forum and which can and should be settled. While she is regularly successful on her clients' behalf through negotiation and dispositive motions, she possesses significant jury trial experience, and is well-versed in all forms of alternate dispute resolution.

Kathleen is regularly called upon to support clients with strategies, counseling and training to help them avoid litigation and government investigations, and provides practical advice on all workplace-related issues to today's top employers. These topics include employee discharge and discipline, reductions in force, employment policies and procedures, and compliance with federal, state and local employment laws.

Kathleen also has significant experience dealing with traditional labor matters. She has litigated the full range of labor proceedings and has served as the chief spokesperson or advisor in numerous collective bargaining negotiations. She also has advised management on National Labor Relations Act issues, including union organizing campaigns and representation elections, strikes, picketing, plant closings and work transfers, and purchase and acquisition issues.

Kathleen is a member of the College of Labor & Employment Lawyers. She is also a sought after lecturer on labor and employment issues.

Related Practices

Employment Litigation & Arbitration

Class & Collective Actions

Labor-Management Relations

Terminations, Reductions in Force & WARN Act

Disability, Accommodations & Leave Management

Strategic Corporate Planning

Higher Education

Education

Boston College Law School, J.D., 1978

St. Peter's College, B.A., 1975
summa cum laude

Admissions & Qualifications

New York

New Jersey

Kathleen M. McKenna is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Damages in Discrimination Cases - Employment Discrimination Law & Litigation 2017, Wednesday, June 21, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Damages in Discrimination Cases - Damages in Discrimination Cases, Wednesday, June 21, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Damages in Discrimination Cases - Damages in Discrimination Cases, Wednesday, June 21, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Employment Discrimination Law & Litigation 2017, Monday, June 26, 2017, New York, NY
Treatise Chapters  Treatise Chapters Workplace Privacy Law - Proskauer on Privacy: A Guide to Privacy and Data Security Law in the Information Age (2nd Edition), Tuesday, October 24, 2017
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