KATE VISOSKY
Partner
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KATE VISOSKY Partner
Kate Visosky, a partner in the Labor and Employment practice, is valued for her ability to balance the law with practical business sense.  She focuses her practice on trade secrets and high-stakes litigation.  Kate represents clients in a broad range of industries, including fashion and retail, financial services, entertainment, grocers, healthcare, communications, media, among others.

Kate is known as an aggressive and effective litigator and a proven negotiator, who pushes to win.  She is creative in her approach and untiring in her pursuit for pragmatic solutions for her clients.  She regularly manages complex litigation and class actions, high-stake disputes, discrimination and retaliation claims and agency charges.  Kate is also sought after for her strategic advice and counsel on all matters related to labor and employment.

Won a complete defense verdict on behalf of a health care organization in a binding arbitration involving allegations of military discrimination, harassment and retaliation brought by a partner physician.

Won a complete defense verdict on behalf of a distribution company in a binding arbitration involving claims of disability and age discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination and FMLA/CFRA violations.  Achieved a complete defense verdict.

Obtained an immediate TRO and preliminary injunction in the prosecution of a case for an alternate delivery company alleging that company’s former senior executives breached their duty of loyalty, breached their NDAs, misappropriated trade secrets and interfered with contractual relations in creating a direct competitor.

Defense of a case for a manufacturer and distributer of wellness products against a lawsuit alleging the misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of contract, and related ancillary claims against the company and 12 individual employees.  Negotiated a favorable resolution.

Defense of a case for an international staffing company, a divisional president and several senior executives against a lawsuit alleging the misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of contract, tortious interference with prospective economic advantage and breach of fiduciary duty.  Filed a declaratory judgment action regarding the choice of law and to render restrictive covenants unenforceable.  Negotiated a favorable resolution.

Resolved a threatened declaratory judgment action on behalf of a senior executive officer and international retailer to render a noncompetition agreement and other restrictive covenants unenforceable in California.

Defeated class certification in wage and hour class action seeking compensation for approved accrued and unpaid time off.

Defeated class certification in a Song-Beverly consumer class action on behalf of a retail company.

Defended health care organization in lawsuit alleging exempt misclassification of call center supervisors.  Filed an affirmative motion to deny class certification resulting in a favorable resolution.

Coordinated the investigation of claims in over a dozen wage and hour class actions involving claims of exempt misclassification.  Positions and industries include, inter alia, office managers (financial services), business sales officers (financial services), clinical research associates (health care), account managers (health care), associate account managers (health care), project managers (health care), administrative services supervisors (health care), call center supervisors (health care), desktop support leads (IT), associate software engineers (IT), branch managers (staffing services) and assistant managers (retail).

Coordinated the investigation of claims in over twenty wage and hour class actions involving claims of failure to provide meal/rest breaks, overtime violations, off-the-clock work, expense reimbursement, wage statement violations and unfair competition.

Defended a company and management employees in over fifty single and multi-plaintiff lawsuits involving claims of harassment, discrimination, failure to accommodate, retaliation, wrongful termination, breach of contract, defamation and other related causes of action.

Handled all employment matters for the debtor, including numerous pending lawsuits from individual employees, an unfair labor practice charge, and multiple class action claims (including allegations of WARN violations) as designated special counsel for employment matters for a grocer in connection with the company’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.

Kate was selected as one of Southern California’s Super Lawyers—Rising Stars, 2013–2016.

About

Kate Visosky, a partner in the Labor and Employment practice, is valued for her ability to balance the law with practical business sense.  She focuses her practice on trade secrets and high-stakes litigation.  Kate represents clients in a broad range of industries, including fashion and retail, financial services, entertainment, grocers, healthcare, communications, media, among others.

Kate is known as an aggressive and effective litigator and a proven negotiator, who pushes to win.  She is creative in her approach and untiring in her pursuit for pragmatic solutions for her clients.  She regularly manages complex litigation and class actions, high-stake disputes, discrimination and retaliation claims and agency charges.  Kate is also sought after for her strategic advice and counsel on all matters related to labor and employment.

Experience

Won a complete defense verdict on behalf of a health care organization in a binding arbitration involving allegations of military discrimination, harassment and retaliation brought by a partner physician.

Won a complete defense verdict on behalf of a distribution company in a binding arbitration involving claims of disability and age discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination and FMLA/CFRA violations.  Achieved a complete defense verdict.

Obtained an immediate TRO and preliminary injunction in the prosecution of a case for an alternate delivery company alleging that company’s former senior executives breached their duty of loyalty, breached their NDAs, misappropriated trade secrets and interfered with contractual relations in creating a direct competitor.

Defense of a case for a manufacturer and distributer of wellness products against a lawsuit alleging the misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of contract, and related ancillary claims against the company and 12 individual employees.  Negotiated a favorable resolution.

Defense of a case for an international staffing company, a divisional president and several senior executives against a lawsuit alleging the misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of contract, tortious interference with prospective economic advantage and breach of fiduciary duty.  Filed a declaratory judgment action regarding the choice of law and to render restrictive covenants unenforceable.  Negotiated a favorable resolution.

Resolved a threatened declaratory judgment action on behalf of a senior executive officer and international retailer to render a noncompetition agreement and other restrictive covenants unenforceable in California.

Defeated class certification in wage and hour class action seeking compensation for approved accrued and unpaid time off.

Defeated class certification in a Song-Beverly consumer class action on behalf of a retail company.

Defended health care organization in lawsuit alleging exempt misclassification of call center supervisors.  Filed an affirmative motion to deny class certification resulting in a favorable resolution.

Coordinated the investigation of claims in over a dozen wage and hour class actions involving claims of exempt misclassification.  Positions and industries include, inter alia, office managers (financial services), business sales officers (financial services), clinical research associates (health care), account managers (health care), associate account managers (health care), project managers (health care), administrative services supervisors (health care), call center supervisors (health care), desktop support leads (IT), associate software engineers (IT), branch managers (staffing services) and assistant managers (retail).

Coordinated the investigation of claims in over twenty wage and hour class actions involving claims of failure to provide meal/rest breaks, overtime violations, off-the-clock work, expense reimbursement, wage statement violations and unfair competition.

Defended a company and management employees in over fifty single and multi-plaintiff lawsuits involving claims of harassment, discrimination, failure to accommodate, retaliation, wrongful termination, breach of contract, defamation and other related causes of action.

Handled all employment matters for the debtor, including numerous pending lawsuits from individual employees, an unfair labor practice charge, and multiple class action claims (including allegations of WARN violations) as designated special counsel for employment matters for a grocer in connection with the company’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.

Honors

Kate was selected as one of Southern California’s Super Lawyers—Rising Stars, 2013–2016.
Speaking Engagements
Publications
Fall 2017 | Articles
National Association of Legal Search Consultants Newsletter
November 2007 | Articles
Los Angeles Daily Journal