Katherine H Marques

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Katherine Healy Marques is an associate in Holland & Knight's New York office. She is a member of the firm's Litigation Section and the National Labor, Employment and Benefits Practice Group. Ms. Marques advises employers in a wide variety of matters concerning their workforces. She is adept at counseling employers to avoid litigable conflicts, yet is also experienced in guiding clients through litigation and defending their interests through the appeals process.

Ms. Marques guides employers on compliance with state and federal statutes governing the workplace, including the Fair Labor Standards Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. She counsels clients on a wide range of other employment issues, including wage and hour compliance, diversity initiatives, and the preparation of employee handbooks, employment agreements, restrictive covenants and confidentiality agreements. She defends employers against claims of discrimination in state and federal court and against unfair labor practice charges before the National Labor Relations Board. She also has experience affirmatively protecting employers from improper competition or use of their trade secrets and confidential information by departing employees.

Ms. Marques has particular experience in appellate advocacy, having honed the skills to make persuasive arguments through her service as a Special Assistant District Attorney in the Appeals Division. She has argued appeals before both the intermediate and the highest state appellate courts.