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Labor and employment Star


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Labor and employment


Kate Mueting, is Co-Chair of Sanford Heisler Sharp’s Discrimination and Harassment Practice Group, which is leading the nation in the fight for equality, especially in the legal profession. Kate has led hard-fought litigation challenging systemic gender and pregnancy discrimination in law and accounting firms. However, the majority of Kate’s work is not with public litigation, but with private, confidential negotiations. Kate represents professionals at the highest levels in their fields, including BigLaw partners and corporate executives. She has advised C-Suite executives in the pharmaceutical, technology, consulting, media, and communications industries against their Fortune 500 employers. Kate has recovered tens of millions of dollars on behalf of her clients, who have raised their hands to challenge and address discrimination and harassment in the workplace. 


Kate is a frequent speaker and guest lecturer at bar associations, educational institutions, and law firms and is an adjunct professor at the University of Iowa College of Law. Kate is actively involved in the District of Columbia’s Women’s Bar Association which recognized Kate with its coveted “Mussey-Gillett Shining Star Award” for her extraordinary contributions to advance the mission of the Association. Kate is also a member of the Legal Network for Gender Equity. 


Kate has been recognized by Best Lawyers as one of the top lawyers in the country for representing individuals in employment law for 2021 and 2022. In 2019 she was among five employment lawyers nationwide under 40 honored by Law360, and in 2017 Kate earned recognition as one of 40 Washington, D.C. “Rising Stars” from the National Law Journal. 


Prior to joining Sanford Heisler Sharp, Kate was an associate at Covington & Burling, LLP. Prior to that, she clerked for Michael J. Melloy on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and Richard J. Leon on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Before law school, Kate served as a Team Leader for the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps. 



Updated Sep 2021