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Kate L. Nash practices primarily in the areas of higher education, education, non-profit, litigation, labor and employment law. Kate works primarily with educational institutions, including public and private colleges and universities, community colleges, public school districts and charter schools. She regularly advises these institutions, as well as private employers, on all manner of employment issues including Title VII, the ADA, the ADEA, the FMLA and related state laws. She advises institutions of higher education on a wide range of legal issues, including employment matters, student rights, harassment and discrimination disputes, tenure litigation, first amendment issues, Title IX compliance and litigation, disability law, Title IV funding, board governance, endowment matters and numerous other legal issues impacting the higher education community. Kate also acts as outside general counsel to numerous institutions, advising them on a myriad of day-to-day legal issues. Kate has extensive experience on matters related to Title IX, VAWA, the Clery Act and Title IV regulations.
Kate also has extensive experience advising private employers, including multi-jurisdictional employers, on other employment-related issues, including reorganizations and reductions-in-force. She works with employers throughout the process – including design, communications to employees, and timing – in ways meant to reduce risk and treat employees fairly.
In addition, Kate maintains an active investigations practice, both conducting and directing investigations at educational institutions and other workplaces involving sensitive matters such as high-level personnel issues.
Kate represents educational institutions and other employers in state and federal court in Missouri and Illinois. She represents clients in front of administrative agencies, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Missouri Human Rights Commission the Illinois Department of Human Rights, the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs.
Kate is a frequent lecturer and author on employment law and legal issues related to educational institutions. She is a member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA), the Council of School Attorneys (COSA), and has been recognized by Super Lawyers in the field of education law. Kate was an adjunct professor at St. Louis University School of Law for many years where she taught a course on the law of non-profit organizations.
Kate is a member of the Firm’s Management Committee.