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Katherine L. Fechte

Associate

“Employment law is one area that is constantly changing. I can help you stay ahead of those changes so you’re never caught off guard.”

Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas

Education

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

Profile

Katie Fechte assists clients in matters related to employment and labor law and employee benefits. She represents employers in federal and state courts and before federal and state administrative agencies. She defends clients against charges related to sexual harassment and discrimination, as well as age discrimination and retaliation, and also provides training on employment topics such as wage and hour compliance, and reviews and advises on employee classification and numerous other matters.

Katie's practice regularly includes defense of ERISA claims on behalf of plans sponsored by nonprofit organizations. She is an avid writer and speaker and also has extensive experience in large-scale litigation. In 2020, Katie testified to Wisconsin legislators on a new discrimination bill.  She is also an active member of Greensfelder’s Health Care Industry Group.

Katie first joined the firm in 2014 as a summer associate. 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.

Professional Affiliations

  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Pathfinder Program, 2020

Community/Civic Activities

  • Young Friends of Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, board member
  • 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
  • The Best Lawyers in America, "Ones to Watch," 2021

News & Insights

News

Seminars & Speaking Engagements

Blog Posts

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