Katherine S.Bailey (Kate)


Chicago + 1.312.269.4394

Kate Bailey represents and advises employers in a wide range of labor and employment matters. She has litigated in appellate and trial courts and has defended companies against claims brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Equal Pay Act, the Fair Housing Act, and other federal and state laws.

Kate has also represented employers in administrative proceedings before federal and state agencies, and she counsels employers regarding compliance with employment laws. At the request of professional organizations, Kate has given presentations on a variety of cutting-edge topics, including marijuana in the workplace and considerations for employee classification.

Kate is author of "The FMLA and Psychological Support: Courts Care About "Care" (and Employers Should, Too)," 115 Mich. L. Rev. 1213 (2017). She was also selected to work as a research assistant for professors during law school and was recognized for her oral advocacy and brief writing skills in several Henry M. Campbell Moot Court Competitions and in an oral advocacy competition.


  • Sky Chefs defeats biometric privacy claimsJones Day secured dismissal for Sky Chefs, Inc. of class claims brought under the Illinois' Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”) and common law.
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