|University ||University of Connecticut, B.A., English, with honors, 2005 Honors Scholar|
|Law School||Suffolk University Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 2009|
|Admitted||2009, Massachusetts (inactive); 2010, Connecticut; 2011, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut; 2012, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania and U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey; 2013, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit|
Katharine Thomas Batista is an Associate at the Philadelphia office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She represents management in the spectrum of employment matters in state and federal court, as well as before administrative agencies.
Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Ms. Batista worked at a prominent mid-sized firm in Stamford, Connecticut representing clients in commercial litigation in both state and federal court. Before entering private practice, Ms. Batista clerked for the Honorable Richard A. Robinson of the Connecticut Appellate Court where she drafted criminal and civil appeals.
In 2009, Ms. Batista earned her Juris Doctor degree, magna cum laude, from Suffolk University Law School where she served as the Chief Articles Editor of the Suffolk Transnational Law Review. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Connecticut where she graduated from the Honors program.
Ms. Batista is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut and the District of Connecticut. She is an active member of The Junior League of Philadelphia, Inc. and The Young Professionals Network of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce.
Honors, Awards and Pro Bono Activity
· Academic Writing Instructor, Yerwood Center, Connecticut
· Member, Federal Bar Council
· Volunteer Teacher, Literacy Volunteers Greater Hartford
· Pro Bono Scholar, 2009
· Distinguished Oral Advocate Award, 2008
· Dean's List, 2006-2009
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