J.D., employment law concentration, Saint Louis University School of Law, magna cum laude, 2015, Order of the Woolsack; Saint Louis University Law Journal, executive editor
B.A., political science and legal studies, Saint Louis University, cum laude, 2011
Katie Fechte assists clients in matters related to employment and labor law.
Katie first joined the firm in 2014 as a summer associate, assisting with research regarding compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act, Family Medical Leave Act and Employment Retirement Income Security Act. She also assisted with cases involving employment discrimination, health care and employee benefits.
During law school, she worked as an intern for Judge Robert G. Dowd Jr. at the Missouri Court of Appeals for the Eastern District. She also interned at the Missouri Attorney General’s Office. There, she worked on cases involving the Second Injury Fund and worker’s compensation claims and researched and wrote on legal issues related to employment discrimination, retaliation and harassment and licensure violations.
In addition to her legal experience, Katie spent several years in a management role for a St. Louis apartment complex, handling financial transactions and collections.
- Big Brothers/Big Sisters, volunteer
- Our Lady’s Inn, volunteer
- Relay for Life, team coordinator
Honors & Awards
Honors & Awards
- Academic Excellence in Legal Research and Writing 1 and 2, International and Comparative Employment Law, Current Issues in Employment Law, and Trusts & Estates
News & Insights
- SimplyHR | Employment & Labor Blog , September 22, 2016
- SimplyHR | Employment & Labor Blog , August 10, 2016
- “Married on Saturday… fired on Monday”: Seventh Circuit holds Title VII doesn’t protect against sexual orientation biasSimplyHR | Employment & Labor Blog , August 8, 2016
- SimplyHR | Employment & Labor Blog , June 15, 2016
- SimplyHR | Employment & Labor Blog , May 16, 2016
- SimplyHR | Employment & Labor Blog , April 29, 2016
- SimplyHR | Employment & Labor Blog , October 30, 2015
- SimplyHR | Employment & Labor Blog , September 23, 2015