Kathleen Pontone represents clients in matters involving employment law, non-competition cases, and the defense of whistleblower claims.
She practices exclusively on behalf of management in the employment area. She also practices in Education Law providing advice on student issues, Title IX, as well as faculty disputes. She has experience in non-competition cases and has successfully obtained preliminary injunctions and blocked them. These matters included confidentiality and trade secret claims and some have international implications. She has represented employers in complex occupational health and safety cases brought by OSHA, including alleged willful violations in death cases and cases dealing with indoor air quality. She has had several important cases defending hospitals, banks, and educational institutions in claims alleging a failure to accommodate various disabilities in both physical access and employment. She successfully defended a world-wide bank in a case challenging the accessibility of a bank in a suit that examined the historic exemption. Her defense of discrimination cases includes extensive experience in leave related claims, sexual harassment and compensation disputes. She also defends cases involving employment-related torts and wage and hour claims.