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Kaitlin C. Dewberry

Fax +1.412.355.6501
Kaitlin Dewberry is an associate in the firm’s Raleigh office. Ms. Dewberry focuses her practice on labor, employment and workplace safety, and international arbitration. Ms. Dewberry represents and counsels employers in a wide variety of labor and employment law matters including claims for race, gender and age discrimination, sexual harassment, trade secrets, benefits litigation under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, wage and hour matters, and grievance disputes. She also advises clients regarding employment aspects of mergers and acquisitions.

Additionally, as part of the firm’s strong pro-bono initiative, she has experience in workers’ compensation matters, appeals of a denial of Right to Know Law requests, a nunc pro tunc appeal of wrongfully assessed taxes, and a §1983 prisoner right’s action.

Professional Background

Ms. Dewberry has been a lawyer with K&L Gates since 2013. She previously served on the Associates’ Committee for the firm’s Pittsburgh office. She also currently serves as a member of the firmwide Labor, Employment and Workplace Safety Associates’ Committee.

Labor and Employment

  • Wage payment and collection law claims and class actions
  • Employment aspects of mergers and acquisitions
  • Race discrimination claims under § 1981
  • ADEA, ADA and Title VII claims
  • Compliance with Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Represent employer interests at unemployment compensation hearing
  • Represent clients in international arbitration
  • Insurance coverage for employment-related claims, including the successful recovery of defense and indemnity costs under an employment-practices
  • liability policy for retaliation and whistle-blowing claims
  • Denial of pension benefits under ERISA, including obtaining a successful verdict on summary judgment for wrongful denial of such benefits

International Arbitration

  • Represents international manufacturer in ICC international arbitration with Pennsylvania as the controlling law