Katherine Gordon advises clients on state/local, federal and international law impacting how employers operate. She assists clients in the U.S. and across the world navigate compliance issues by finding answers to complex questions and preparing best-practice policies. In addition, she represents employers in employment-related disputes, including FMLA, discrimination and retaliation claims. She is a contributor to the firm’s LaborSphere blog and helps edit The Employment Law Review, a guidebook for global employment laws.

Katherine maintains a strong pro bono practice with a focus on clients’ immigration and family law needs. She has achieved success for her clients in immigration court, USCIS cases and Marion County (Indiana) court. During law school, Katherine represented families in the child welfare system as a three-semester student attorney in University of Michigan’s Child Advocacy Law Clinic, and she regularly volunteered with the International Refugee Assistance Project.

Katherine also learned from a variety of experiences prior to her legal career, including refugee resettlement work in the U.S. as well as internships with a fair-trade organization in Ghana and with Member of Parliament Ben Wallace in the UK.

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University of Michigan Law School
J.D. (2021)

University of Notre Dame
B.A. in Political Science (2014)

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Firm Blog Contributions

  • LaborSphere – a resource providing coverage and insights on breaking cases, recently enacted legislation and a broad range of labor issues


  • Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2022-23
  • Rockwell T. Gust Advocacy Award – Michigan Law
  • Certificate of Pro Bono Service – Michigan Law
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