Katherine J.McLay


Pittsburgh + 1.412.394.9581

Katherine McLay leverages her business education and labor experience to provide guidance to clients in mitigating company risk and exposure through internal company practices, training, and policies. She has advised and represented clients in various industries, from construction and natural resource exploration to financial services and telecommunications, in labor and employment litigation.

Clients have relied upon Katherine to defend against discrimination claims arising under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act, putative class actions alleging noncompliance with federal wage and hour regulations, and contentious disputes relating to contractual restrictive covenants and unlawful competition. She has successfully defended clients before local federal and state courts and before Pennsylvania’s appellate tribunals. In addition, she has experience in real property, products, and professional liability claims.

Katherine also serves as a board member of Saint Anthony School Programs, a western Pennsylvania-based educational institution providing opportunities to students and young adults with developmental disabilities.


  • Penn State prevails in whistleblower action brought by former team physicianJones Day successfully defended The Pennsylvania State University, its head football coach, and two athletic department administrators in a whistleblower action brought by a former team physician.
  • Penn State defends wrongful discharge action brought by former head athletic trainerJones Day is defending The Pennsylvania State University and two athletic department administrators in a wrongful discharge action brought by the university's former head athletic trainer, who resigned to accept a position at another school following a reduction in his role and compensation.
  • Penn State defends lawsuit brought by former student-athlete relating to alleged hazing by teammatesJones Day is defending The Pennsylvania State University and its head football coach in an action brought by a former football student-athlete who alleges that his freshman teammates hazed and harassed him.
  • Aurora Resurgence sells Alltub Group to One Equity PartnersJones Day advised Aurora Resurgence in the sale of portfolio company Alltub Group to One Equity Partners.
  • Lennox International secures dismissal of workplace discrimination lawsuitOn behalf of Lennox International, Inc., Jones Day secured sanctions in the amount of $4,900 against the plaintiff’s counsel, who subsequently voluntarily dismissed a claim of disability discrimination that had been asserted against Lennox by a former sales representative.
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