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Molly R. Batsch


With experience defending employers against discrimination claims, wage and hour claims and employee benefits issues, Molly Batsch uses that knowledge to help develop proactive employee policies to avoid future disputes.


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


J.D., Saint Louis University School of Law, 2008

B.A., University of Colorado, 2004


In her employment and labor practice, Molly Batsch handles litigation related to employment discrimination claims, employee benefits and other disputes, as well as advising on day-to-day issues related to the employer-employee relationship.

Molly defends management in employment discrimination charges and lawsuits, labor arbitrations, wage and hour collective and class actions, and ERISA employee benefits litigation. For example, she assisted in the defense of a large health care network in two class action lawsuits alleging failure to pay for overtime — resulting in a favorable settlement for the client — and in obtaining summary judgment in favor of an employer’s long-term disability plan in a lawsuit alleging wrongful denial of benefits under ERISA.

Molly also regularly assists in revising and drafting employee handbooks, employment agreements, separation and severance agreements and non-compete agreements. She advises clients on employee discipline and terminations, workforce reductions, wage and hour issues, family and medical leave, requests for accommodations and a variety of other employment matters.

Her practice also includes handling disputes for brokerage firms that arise with their former and current registered representatives and administrative support personnel, including claims that arise in connection with a broker's termination. That includes the defense of discrimination claims, claims relating to industry regulations and protocol, and claims relating to Form U5 disclosures. 

She is a frequent presenter and trainer on managing employee absences and leave requests, conducting internal employment audits and complying with state and federal leave and accommodations requirements.

Professional Affiliations

  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Meritas Young Lawyer Member

Community/Civic Activities

  • Room at the Inn
  • Mission: St. Louis
  • FOCUS St. Louis Emerging Leaders, 2018

Honors & Awards

Honors & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America, Litigation - Labor and Employment, 2022-2023
  • Benchmark Litigation, Labor & Employment Star, 2018-2022
  • St. Louis Business Journal “40 Under 40” honoree, 2017
  • Judge Robert Dowd Sr. Award for Appellate Advocacy
  • Midwest Regional Moot Court Competition, Best Oral Advocate; Best Petitioner's Brief; Second Place Team
  • National Moot Court Competition, quarterfinalist


Representative Matters

  • Obtained summary judgment for international manufacturing company in lawsuit filed by former CEO alleging claim for breach of employment agreement and defeated former CEO’s cross motion for summary judgment.
  • Obtained trial verdicts in favor of employer and former employee’s direct supervisor in lawsuit filed by former employee alleging gender discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation under the Missouri Human Rights Act, as well as various whistleblower claims.
  • Obtained dismissal of various employment claims filed with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) by a former employee of a national broker-dealer.
  • Defeated a plaintiff’s motion for class certification in WARN Act class action litigation against large retailer.

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