Katherine McLay is a practical, results-oriented litigator who partners with employers to defend against claims arising under federal and state laws, mitigate risks by streamlining internal personnel practices, and manage risks and demands of an organized workplace.
Clients frequently rely upon Katherine to defend them 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. Since joining Jones Day, Katherine has been instrumental in securing dismissals of high-profile whistleblower and wrongful termination claims and managing injunction proceedings that put an end to illegal picket line activity during a large-scale labor strike. Her practical approach to litigation strategy and case management are valuable assets in securing those and other meaningful results for clients.
Katherine is a frequent presenter in local legal education seminars and a co-teacher of a deposition skills course at Duquesne University School of Law. She also serves as a governor of the University of Pittsburgh Law Alumni Association, where she supports her alma mater by providing leadership among the law school's vast alumni network and mentorship to members of its current student body.
- University of Pittsburgh (J.D. 2014; M.B.A. 2014, Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business); Grove City College (B.A. cum laude 2010)
- Pennsylvania and West Virginia
- Best Lawyers in America "Ones to Watch" (2021)
- Law Clerk to Judge Mary Jane Bowes, Superior Court of Pennsylvania (2015-2016)