Katrin U. Schatz
Jackson Lewis PC
An experienced litigator, Ms. Schatz defends employers in court proceedings and arbitrations in a broad range of employment matters, including class and collective actions. She also routinely represents employers before administrative agencies such as the EEOC, DOL, OFCCP, DOJ and corresponding state agencies. Her counseling practice is devoted to devising proactive solutions for legal compliance and litigation avoidance, including the development of strategic employment policies and procedures. She regularly conducts internal wage-hour, compensation and compliance audits, manages workplace investigations, and assists clients with the myriad of employment issues arising in mergers and acquisitions and cross-border transactions.
Ms. Schatz focuses a significant portion of her practice on advising employers how to navigate the increasingly complex legal framework for working with ill and injured workers, create effective strategies for ADA and FMLA compliance and develop best practices for attendance management. She also assists clients in meeting their obligations under the public accommodations provisions of the ADA. In addition, Ms. Schatz works with federal contractors on affirmative action planning and compliance and represents employers in OFCCP audits and proceedings.
Ms. Schatz is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She is a frequent speaker on employment issues and a regular contributor to the firm’s disability, leave and health management blog. While attending law school, Ms. Schatz served as Managing Editor of the SMU Law Review Association. In her first year of practice following law school, Ms. Schatz worked as a judicial clerk for U.S. District Judge Jorge Solis of the Northern District of Texas.