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Overview

Katharine W. Fogarty, a civil litigator, concentrates her practice in commercial litigation and employment law, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wage and hour violations. She represents employers in federal and state courts and in administrative proceedings in federal, state and local human rights agencies.

In addition to her litigation practice, Ms. Fogarty counsels employers on a wide range of workplace issues, employment policies, severance contracts, and compliance with federal, state and local laws (including website and brick and mortar accessibility under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act). She assists employers in connection with hiring, discipline, and termination decisions and in implementing policies and strategies to prevent claims by drafting and reviewing handbooks and conducting training sessions on equal employment opportunity and sexual harassment.

Throughout her law school career, Ms. Fogarty clerked for Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck.  She also worked as a certified legal intern for the Chester County District Attorney’s Office, handling preliminary hearings at various courts throughout the county.  Ms. Fogarty also successfully completed the Intensive Trial Advocacy Program during her law school career.

Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court
    • Eastern District of Pennsylvania
    • District of New Jersey
  • United States Supreme Court

Education

  • Widener University School of Law – J.D.
    • Pro Bono Distinction
  • The Pennsylvania State University – B.A.

Community Service

  • Penn State Liberal Arts Mentor Program

Presentations

  • Presenter, “Web Accessibility Under the ADA,” Philadelphia Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Committee Meeting, October 6, 2016
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