Kathryn Mrkonich "Kate" Wilson

Kathryn Mrkonich "Kate" Wilson


Recognized since 2013

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Practice Areas

Litigation - Labor and Employment

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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.


  • 1300 IDS Center
    80 South Eighth Street
    Minneapolis, MN 55402


  • University of Notre Dame, BA

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Illinois, Illinois State Bar Association


  • American Bar Association - Member
  • Board of Directors - Minnesota Boychoir - Member

Minneapolis, Minnesota

234 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

155 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America awards

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:

  • Litigation - Labor and Employment

Special Focus

  • Retail


  • Named, Super Lawyer for Employment Litigation - Minnesota, 2010-2013
  • Named, America's Leading Lawyers for Business - Chambers USA, 2012 and 2013

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

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