Katherine L. Wood
Ms. Wood is an attorney in the firm’s Labor & Employment Law practice group, where she focuses her practice in employer-side counseling and litigation. She has experience handling employment discrimination claims filed under laws such as Title VII, ADA, ADEA and New York State Executive Law. She also has experience drafting pleadings, handling discovery demands and responses, interviewing witnesses, and handling EEOC and New York State Division of Human Rights matters. Ms. Wood is also experienced in defending lawsuits brought under New York State Labor Law, including wage and hour disputes.
Ms. Wood has experience drafting, reviewing, and employee handbooks for compliance with state and federal employment laws. She also has experience with drafting and negotiating employment and separation agreements. In addition, she is experienced in drafting and arguing motions, conducting 50-h examinations and depositions, preparing appellate briefs, and handling other litigation matters.
Ms. Wood is a current co-chair of the WBASNY WNY Chapter Newsletter Committee. She is also a volunteer tutor with Lawyers for Learning, where she tutors Buffalo Public Elementary School students in an effort to give back to her community and strengthen the connection between the legal community and local public schools.
Ms. Wood received her Juris Doctor degree magna cum laude from the University at Buffalo Law School where she was a Publications Editor of the Buffalo Law Review and a member of the editorial board for the Buffalo Journal of Gender, Law & Social Policy. There she also received the CALI Award for Academic Excellence in Employment Law and was top ranked in the Advocacy in Mediation competition. She graduated in the top 10% of her class. Ms. Wood received her undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo graduating magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Psychology.