1. Katie B. Blakey

    Labor & Employment Practice Area Leader

    Katie advises and represents employers, executives and management in the field of employment law. Her experience includes managing complex litigation covering various employment law topics, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), non-compete issues, leaves of absence, accommodation, harassment and discrimination, and performance issues.  Katie’s practice spans both single-plaintiff litigation and class and collective actions.

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In addition to her litigation practice, Katie also regularly advises clients in various aspects of employment law including restrictive covenants, other related policies, and all aspects of employee compensation, including minimum wage, overtime, independent contractor issues, employment agreements and other wage and hour matters.

Prior to joining the Rogge Dunn Group, Katie practiced for 10 years at Littler Mendelson P.C., a leading nationwide labor and employment law firm, earning the title of Shareholder.  As a result of this experience, Katie has dealt with employment issues spanning all 50 states.

Katie is licensed to practice law in both Texas and Nevada. She has handled cases before the United States Court of Appeal for the Fifth and Ninth Circuits, as well as for various United States District Courts of the State of Texas, the United States District Court for the State of Nevada, and the Nevada Supreme Court.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE
  • Labor & Employment Litigation
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Discrimination and Harassment
  • Wage and Hour
  • ERISA and Benefit Plan Litigation
  • Appellate
  • B.A.: Boston University, 2008
  • Juris Doctor: Emory University School of Law, 2012
  • Named, Ones to Watch, The Best Lawyers in America, 2023-2024
  • State of Texas
  • State of Nevada
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • Article:  How Health Insurance Affects Minimum Wage In Nevada, Law360, July 17, 2018
  • Article:  Lessons In Complying With Nev. Minimum Wage Amendment, Law360, May 4, 2017
  • Article:  Bills Businesses are Watching, Las Vegas Business Press, April 3, 2017
  • Article:  Nevada High Court’s Unyielding Approach To Noncompetes, Law360, October 24, 2016
  • Article:  A Tip on Tipping: Changes to Shared Tips for Employees Affect Business, Nevada Business, August 1, 2016
  • Article:  Independent Contractor Agreements, Clark County Bar Association Communique, March 2, 2016
  • Article:  Improving Litigation Management With Plans and Decision Trees, Bloomberg Law, 11/2023
  • Article:  2019 Year in Review, Labor Law Today, 11/15/2020
  • Book:  Nevada Chapter, BNA Wage and Hour Treatise, Editor, 2017
  • Speaker: Work-Life Balance 2.0 – Moderator, Dallas Women in Law and Leadership Conference / Dallas, TX, 10/16/2019
  • Speaker:  Pretrial: Jury Instructions, Verdict Forms, Motions in Limine, and Trial Memos/Briefs, Litigation Training Program / Dallas, TX – 08/21/2019
  • Speaker:  President Trump’s First 100 Days: What Does it Mean for Employers? Las Vegas, NV, 03/24/2017
  • Speaker: Recent Landmark Decisions Impacting Nevada Employers Paying the Minimum Wage: What’s Been Decided, How it Impacts You and How You Can Prepare, 11/29/2016
  • Dallas Bar Association

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