Katie Molloy

Katie Molloy

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Katie Molloy focuses her labor & employment 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

Capabilities

Experience

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

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Florida Super Lawyers, "Rising Star," 2015-2018
  • Team Member, a Law360 "Employment Practice Group of the Year," 2013
  • Member, Leadership Tampa, Class of 2018
  • Board President, VSA Florida – The State Organization on Arts and Disability, 2014-2017
  • Member, Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Member, Tennessee Bar Association

Credentials

Education
  • 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
Clerkships
  • Law Clerk, Judge Danny C. Reeves, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, August 2006-August 2008
Admissions
  • 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