Katelynn Gray

Katelynn Gray: Attorney with Duane Morris LLP
  • Associate at Duane Morris LLP (804 Attorneys)
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Katelynn Gray practices in the area of employment law and labor relations . Ms. Gray counsels employers on compliance with federal, state and local employment laws, including hiring and recruitment, employee classification, leaves of absence, reasonable accommodations, restrictive covenants, wage and hour, performance management, discipline and terminations, reductions in force and re-organizations, and best practices. Ms. Gray frequently defends employers in connection with litigation brought by current and former employees in state or federal court and before administrative agencies in connection with claims of discrimination, retaliation, hostile work environment, harassment and failure to comply with wage and hour rules. Ms. Gray also regularly drafts and reviews personnel policies, employee handbooks, employment contracts, and separation agreements.

Ms. Gray is a 2013 graduate of Fordham University School of Law, where she was a member of the Fordham International Law Journal, and a graduate of Fordham University.


•Duane Morris LLP
- Associate, 2013-present

Publications and Speaking Engagements

Selected Speaking Engagements

•Speaker, Trends in Employment Litigation - Pay Equity, Reinsurance Association Of America, Westin Grand Central, New York, July 18, 2018

•Speaker, Losing Sleep Over Wage and Hour and Healthcare Regulatory Requirements for Home Healthcare Workers, Duane Morris LLP, New York, January 23, 2018

•Speaker, Duane Morris' Developments in Workplace Law and Practice, New York, May 4, 2017
•Panelist, Developments in Workplace Law and Practice: Employment, Labor, Benefits and Immigration, May 5, 2016

Selected Publications

•Co-author Are Non-Compete Agreements Getting Kicked to the Curb? New York Law Journal, November 2, 2018

•Quoted, Aegon PM Who Created Faulty Models Had Arrest Record, Ignites, September 11, 2018

•Co-author, The Ninth Circuit Gives Support to Equal Pay Day, Duane Morris Alerts, April 12, 2018

•Co-author, Losing Sleep Over Live-In Home Care Workers: NYSDOL Confirms 13 Hour Rule in Response to New York State Appellate Court Rulings, Duane Morris Alert, October 25, 2017
•Co-author, Taking the Direct Out of Direct Deposit: New York Attempts Crackdown on Employers' Ability to Pay Wages by Direct Deposit and Debit Card, Duane Morris Alert, February 28, 2017
•Author, An Ivy League Feat for Student Assistants: NLRB Reverses Itself, Holding Student Assistants Can Organize, Duane Morris Alert, August 31, 2016
•Co-author, New York's New 12-Week Paid Family Leave Law, Duane Morris Alert, April 29, 2016
•Co-author, New York's New $15 Minimum Wage Plan, Duane Morris Alert, April 29, 2016
•Co-author, NLRB Abandons Well-Established Joint-Employer Standard, Duane Morris Alert, August 31, 2015
•Author, U.S. Supreme Court Holds Federal Agencies Can Issue New Interpretations Without Engaging in the Formal Rulemaking Process, Duane Morris Alert, March 23, 2015
•Author, N.Y. Wage-and-Hour Update: Gov. Cuomo Eliminates the Annual Wage Notice Requirement, Duane Morris Alert, January 5, 2015
•Author, U.S. Supreme Court Decides Time Spent in the Security Screening Process Is Not Compensable Under the FLSA, Duane Morris Alert, December 11, 2014
•Author, Supreme Court Invalidation of NLRB Recess Appointments Clouds Many Board Decisions, Duane Morris Alert, July 1, 2014
•Co-author, New York City Amends Paid Sick Leave Law to Encompass Employers of Five or More, Duane Morris Alert, March 13, 2014
•Co-author, Department of Labor Extends FLSA Minimum Wage and Overtime Protections to Direct Care Workers, Duane Morris Alert, September 30, 2013
•Co-author, New York City Bill Prohibits Discrimination in Employment Based on Pregnancy, Duane Morris Alert, September 30, 2013

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Employment Litigation, Counseling and Advice
  • Wage and Hour Litigation, including Class/Collective Actions
  • Whistleblower Law
  • Labor Law and Relations
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution, through negotiations, mediation and arbitration

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
212 471 4757  Phone
212 202 6040  Fax
University Attended:
Fordham University, B.A., 2010
Law School Attended:
Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 2013
Year of First Admission:
New York; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York

Professional Activities

•New York State Bar Association
- Member

Reported Cases:
Representative Matters: Obtained an order from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit affirming summary judgment dismissing a former employee's race discrimination claim. Toussaint v. New York Dialysis Services, Inc.; Successfully defended the former chief administrative officer of a leading financial services firm in an arbitration brought by a former employee alleging hostile work environment and discrimination.; Obtained summary judgment dismissal of a former employee's federal claims of race discrimination, religious discrimination, harassment, failure to accommodation, retaliation, and interference with FMLA rights. Reid v. Fresenius Medical Care North America, et al.; Supervised and conducted internal investigations for management.; Successfully defended construction company in an arbitration against claim of failure to pay prevailing wages.; Obtained settlement that the client found favorable on behalf of home healthcare agency in a Fair Labor Standards Act and New York State class action lawsuit alleging failure to properly pay minimum wages and overtime.; Won complete dismissal of discrimination lawsuit against a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel.; Negotiated a favorable resolution of a threatened discrimination suit on behalf of a large New York City not-for-profit.; Successfully defended a New York restaurant against claim for unemployment insurance.

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