Katherine S.Bailey (Kate)


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Kate Bailey represents and advises employers in a wide range of labor and employment matters. She has litigated in appellate and trial courts and defended companies against claims brought under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Illinois Minimum Wage Law, Title VII, Americans with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, Equal Pay Act, Fair Housing Act, and other federal, state, and local laws. Kate has also represented employers in administrative proceedings before federal and state agencies.

Kate's experience spans disputes of all sizes, from class and collective actions for wage and hour claims to single-plaintiff claims of discrimination. She also counsels employers regarding federal, state, and local employment laws. Kate has presented on a variety of topics, including marijuana developments, sexual harassment, and employee misclassification.

Before joining Jones Day, Kate clerked for Chief Judge Frank P. Geraci Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York. At the University of Michigan Law School, Kate served as executive editor on the Michigan Law Review and authored The FMLA and Psychological Support: Courts Care About "Care" (and Employers Should, Too), 115 Mich. L. Rev. 1213 (2017). Kate was selected to work as a research assistant to professors at the law school, and she was recognized for her oral advocacy and written advocacy in the law school's 92nd and 91st Henry M. Campbell Moot Court Competitions and 1L 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.