Kathryn Mrkonich Wilson - Littler Mendelson P.C.

Kathryn Mrkonich Wilson

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013

Kathryn M. Wilson has successfully litigated employment discrimination, contract, and tort cases before juries and judges in both federal and state courts across the country. She also has substantial experience with matters referred to alternative dispute resolution.  Practicing before federal and state courts and administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and its state counterparts, Kate has specific experience providing litigation defense of claims arising under:

  • Title VII
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act

She also routinely counsels clients on:

  • Reorganizations
  • Leaves of absence
  • Reductions-in-force
  • Best practices
  • Investigations
  • Compliance
  • All other aspects of personnel management

Additionally, Kate contributes to employment law publications and frequently conducts training programs and seminars for all levels of management in various industries. Topics have encompassed:

  • Harassment in the workplace
  • Properly conducting sexual harassment investigations
  • Minimizing legal risks in the workplace
  • Conducting "foolproof" employee investigations
  • Managing problem employees
  • The proper handling of reductions-in-force

Kate's representative clients include:

  • Retailers
  • Newspaper and broadcasting groups
  • Railroads
  • Technology companies
  • Food manufacturers
  • Transportation companies
  • Insurers
  • Healthcare companies
  • Pharmaceutical manufacturers

Co-chair of Littler Mendelson's Retail Practice Group, Kate also is a member of the Women's Leadership Initiative Steering Committee. She was one of the founding shareholders of Littler's Chicago and Minneapolis offices and formerly served as the office managing shareholder in Minneapolis.

University of Notre DameBA University of Michigan Law SchoolJ.D.
Board of Directors - Minnesota BoychoirAmerican Bar Association

Case History

Other Court Admissions
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit

Office Location

IDS Center, Suite 1300
80 South Eighth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402
United States

Practice Areas

Litigation - Labor and Employment