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Katherine L. Nash

AREAS OF PRACTICE
Education, Higher Education, Labor and Employment, Non-Profit Litigation

CONTACT INFORMATION
Tel: 1.314.880.3573
Fax: 1.314.880.3532
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BAR ADMISSIONS
Missouri, 2002
Illinois, 2003

Katherine L. Nash practices primarily in the areas of education, non-profit, litigation, labor and employment law.  Kate has extensive experience representing and advising private and public employers in all areas of employment law.  She practices primarily in Missouri and Illinois state and federal courts.  She has also represented clients in matters before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Missouri Human Rights Commission and the Illinois Department of Human Rights.

EDUCATION

J.D., Washington University School of Law, 2002

  • Articles and Notes Editor, Journal of Law and Policy
  • Vice President of Student Bar Association
  • Teaching Assistant, Legal Research and Writing
  • Receipt of Jack Gardner Humanitarian Award

B.A., Cornell University, 1999

  • Dean’s List
  • Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Ithaca

PRESENTATIONS

  • “Do’s and Don’ts of Employee Termination in Non-Profit Organizations,” University of Missouri – St. Louis Nonprofit Leadership and Management Program, December 2014.
  • “Legal Issues: The Violence and Against Women Act and What it Means for Community Colleges,” and “Legal Issues: Sexual Violence on Campus – What’s Next?” MCCA (Missouri Community College Association) Fiftieth Convention, November 2014.
  • “Hot Legal Topics in Higher Education – What HR Professionals Need to Know,” Missouri College & University Professional Association – HR Fall Conference, October 2014.
  • “What Every School Attorney Should Know About the First Amendment: A PG-13 Review of Hot Topics in Employee Online Speech,” NSBA (National School Boards’ Association) Council of School Attorneys’ 2014 School Law Practice Seminar, October 2014.  
  • “Student-Centered: Legal Issues for Community Colleges,” MCCA (Missouri Community College Association) Spring Trustee Conference, May 2014.  
  • “Employment Issues in Higher Education,” Guest Lecturer, Lindenwood University, May 2014.
  • “The Affordable Care Act:  Up to the Minute Developments on Current Requirements for Employers,” MoASBO (Missouri Association of School Business Officials) Spring Conference, April 2014.
  • “Perils and Pitfalls of Electronic Media in the Workplace: Best Practices to Reduce Liability for Your District,” MoASBO (Missouri Association of School Business Officials) Spring Conference, April 2014.
  • “Student Discipline: Drug Testing and Technology Issues,” MASA (Missouri Association of School Administrators) Annual Conference, March 2014.
  • “Do’s and Don’ts of Employee Termination in Non-Profit Organizations,” University of Missouri – St. Louis Nonprofit Leadership and Management Program, October 2013.
  • “Schools as Places of Public Accommodation:  The Expansion of the Missouri Human Rights Act,” Missouri Council of School Attorneys Annual Meeting, October 2013.
  • “What All Board Members Need to Know About the First Amendment,” MSBA (Missouri School Boards’ Association) Annual Conference, October 2013.
  • “On the Horizon – MSIP #5 and Unaccredited Districts,” MSBA (Missouri School Boards’ Association) Annual Conference, October 2013.
  • “Higher Education and the Changing Legal Environment –
  • Hot Legal Issues for Community Colleges,” MCCA (Missouri Community College Association) Spring Trustee Conference, May 2013.
  • “Legal Issues in Higher Education,” Guest Lecturer, Maryville University, March – April 2013.
  • “The Family and Medical Leave Act: Back to Basics,” MoASBO (Missouri Association of School Business Officials) Spring Conference, April 2013.
  • “Employment Issues in Higher Education,” Guest Lecturer, Lindenwood University, April 2013.
  • “The First Amendment and Community Colleges: Student Organizations, Employee Speech and Politics on Campus,” MCCA (Missouri Community College Association) Spring Trustee Conference, May 2012.
  • “Serving Alcohol at Nonprofit Events: Things to Consider,” University of Missouri – St. Louis Nonprofit Leadership and Management Program, April 2012.
  • “Addressing Student Mental Health Issues,” MCCA (Missouri Community College Association) Annual Conference, November 2011.
  • “Addressing Employee Complaints of Discrimination, Harassment & Retaliation,” MSBA (Missouri School Boards’ Association) Annual Conference, October 2011.
  • “Know When to Hold ‘Em, Know When to Fold ‘Em’:  Managing and Firing Volunteers,” MVMA (Missouri Volunteer Management Association), August 2011.
  • “Legal Issues and Implications for Community Colleges,” MCCA (Missouri Community College Association) Spring Trustee Conference, May 2011.  
  • “Conducting Legal Searches of Electronic Communications,” MoASBO (Missouri Association of School Business Officials) Spring Conference, April 2011.
  • “Employment in the 21st Century: Facebook, Blogging and Beyond,” MCUPA-HR (Missouri College and University Professional Association-Human Resources) Meeting, March 2010.
  • “ADA, FMLA and Workers’ Compensation,” June 2004, Lorman Education Services.

Publications

  • Co-Author of Article, “What Every School Attorney Should Know About the First Amendment: A PG-13 Review of Hot Topics in Employee Online Speech,” submitted for the  NSBA (National School Boards’ Association) Council of School Attorneys’ 2014 School Law Practice Seminar, October 2014. 
  • Author of the Equal Pay Act Chapter of the Missouri Bar Association CLE Employment Discrimination Deskbook
  • Contributing Author, 2009 Cumulative Supplement to the American Bar Association’s Family and Medical Leave Act Treatise
  • Contributing Author, “ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law Committee on Federal Labor Standards Legislation” for the Midwinter Meeting Report of the Subcommittee on the Family and Medical Leave Act in 2007, 2008 and 2009
  • Contributing Author, to the “ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law Committee on Federal Labor Standards Legislation” for the Midwinter Meeting Report of the Subcommittee on the Developments under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act in 2003 and 2004

PROFESSIONAL AFFLIATIONS

  • The Missouri Bar Association
  • The Illinois Bar Association
  • Council of School Attorneys
  • National Association of College and University Attorneys

 
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