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Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law, Katie Molloy focuses her practice on trade secret and restrictive covenant litigation, and defending matters involving discrimination, harassment, wrongful discharge, and wage and hour claims in state and federal court. She provides advice and counseling on all employment law and human resources matters, and assists employers with administrative investigations before the EEOC, DOL, and NLRB.

Concentrations

  • Discrimination and harassment
  • Wrongful discharge and retaliation
  • Health care litigation
  • Litigation and dispute resolution
  • Wage and hour
  • Restrictive covenants and trade secrets

Expertise

Erfahrung

  • Timothy Juback v. Michaels Stores, Inc., M.D. Fla. Case No. 8:14-cv-00913, Represented retail employer in suit brought by former employee alleging disability discrimination, FMLA interference, workers compensation retaliation, and various state law claims and obtained summary dismissal.
  • Represented hospital in a multi-plaintiff action alleging race discrimination and obtained judgment in favor of hospital following arbitration.°
  • Represented local construction company in multi-plaintiff suit alleging reverse national origin discrimination and obtained summary dismissal.°
  • Represented hospitality company in suit brought by former employee alleging sexual harassment and obtained summary dismissal based on judicial estoppel; affirmed by the Sixth Circuit in a published opinion.°
  • Represented national restaurant chain in suit brought by former employee alleging sexual discrimination. Obtained judgment in favor of restaurant following trial.°
  • McCarter v MHM Health Professionals, Inc.,N.D. Fla., Case No. 5:18-cv-157, representation of a health care company in a suit alleging retaliation in violation of Florida Private Whistleblower Act, §§448.101-105, Fla. Stat., and 42 U.S.C. §§ 2000e et set and race discrimination in violation of Title VII and 42 U.S.C. § 1981.  Based on testimony summary judgment in favor of MHMHP was granted on all counts.
  • Diana Englehart v. Career Education Corporation, et al., M.D. Fla. Case No. 8:14-cv-444, Represented employer in suit brought by former employee alleging, inter alia, whistleblower retaliation under Dodd-Frank Reform Act. Obtained dismissal for failure to report information to SEC in case of first impression in the Eleventh Circuit.
  • Represented health care company in suit brought by former employee alleging violations of the Family Medical Leave Act and obtained summary dismissal.°
  • Represented hospital in suit brought by former employee alleging race and sex discrimination, harassment and retaliation under Title VII and Section 1981, and obtained summary dismissal.°
  • Representation of an international pet products company in a suit by six former members of the Executive Leadership Team alleging breach of contract.  GT defeated Plaintiffs’ motion for injunctive relief against the Company following an evidentiary hearing, after which GT obtained a favorable settlement of the remainder of Plaintiffs’ claims.
  • McGuire v. Adex Corp., M.D. Fla. Case No. 8:15-cv-2670, Represented employer in suit brought by former president alleging breach of contract. Obtained summary dismissal of 97% of plaintiff’s claimed damages.
  • Represented local bank and obtained temporary injunction prohibiting disclosure of confidential information and unfair competition by former vice president.°
  • Represented several hospitality and health care companies in suits brought under Title III of the ADA relating to public accommodations and successfully negotiated conciliation agreements and dismissal.°
  • Represented national wireless provider in suit brought by former employee alleging whistleblower claims and obtained summary dismissal.°
  • Represented national retailer in suit brought by former employee alleging religious discrimination and retaliation, and obtained summary dismissal.°
  • Freeman et al. v. General Dynamics Information Technology, M.D.Fla., Case No. 8:18-cv-00855, representation of a defense contractor’s technology division in a Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) collective action alleging it failed to pay proper overtime wages to customer service representatives at its call centers.   The settlement was successfully resolved after opposing motion for conditional certification of the claims of 182 employee plaintiffs who had opted into the case.  In a joint motion, the parties said it was clear from oral arguments held on the workers' renewed motion for conditional certification that the two sides "fiercely disputed their adversary's position" and that a legitimate dispute existed over whether the workers were entitled to pay for that preliminary work, such as booting up their call systems and checking emails, or if GDIT would prevail on its defense that this was de minimis work and that it properly trained its workers to record their time.
  • Lisa R. Kelley, et al. v. TaxPrep1, Inc., M.D. Fla. Case No, 5:13-cv-00451, Represented employer in suit brought by former office managers alleging misclassification under the FLSA. Obtained denial of collective action certification.
  • Huang et al. v. Envision Healthcare et al., representation of a health care services company in a Restrictive Covenants matter and its counterclaims seeking damages and injunctive relief in connection with the defendants’ misappropriation of trade secrets, violation of restrictive covenants, potential mishandling of protected health information, and tortious interference with contractual/business relations.  Reached a negotiated resolution of the claims and counterclaims in an Agreed Permanent Injunction to resolve this matter.
  • Kforce v. Parini, S.D. Fla. Case No. 1:15-cv-23452, Represented staffing company in action against former employee for theft of trade secrets, violation of Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, tortious interference, and breach of contract, and obtained stipulated permanent injunction in favor of staffing company.

°The above representations were handled by Ms. Molloy prior to her joining Greenberg Traurig, P.A.

  • Law Clerk Extern, U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Florida, Summer 2005

Anerkennung durch den Markt

  • Board Certified, Labor and Employment Law, The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education, 2021
  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Labor Law - Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment, 2021
  • Listed, Chambers USA Guide, "Up and Coming," 2020-2021
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Florida Super Lawyers, "Rising Star," 2015-2019, 2021
  • Shortlisted, Euromoney Legal Media Group, “America’s Rising Star - Best in Labor & Employment,” 2018
  • Team Member, a Law360 "Employment Practice Group of the Year," 2013
  • Board President, Arts4All Florida, 2014-2020
  • Board Member, Project Focus
  • Member, Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Member, Tennessee Bar Association

Ausbildung

Akademische Ausbildung
  • J.D., William & Mary Law School, 2006
    • Member, Competitive Moot Court
      • Named, ABA Regional Champions, March 2006
      • Received, "Best Brief Award," ABA Regional Competition, March 2006
    • Member, William and Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review
  • B.A., Political Science, magna cum laude, University of South Florida, 2003
Referendariat / Praktika
  • Law Clerk, Judge Danny C. Reeves, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, August 2006-August 2008
Zulassung
  • Florida
  • Tennessee
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee
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