Biography

KATHERINE (“KATIE”) SMITH* is an Associate in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the Washington, DC, office of Epstein Becker Green. She will be focusing her practice on addressing wage and hour issues, discrimination claims, and retaliation disputes, as well as assisting in advising employers on practices and procedures, including employment policies and handbooks. 

Ms. Smith received her J.D. from Boston University School of Law (BU Law).  At BU Law, she was a member of the American Journal of Law and Medicine and served as a Certified Student Attorney in BU Law’s Civil Litigation Program (Employment Rights Clinic), where she primarily represented clients seeking unemployment benefits from the Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance. She also holds a Master of Human Resources and Industrial Relations degree from the University of Illinois.

While attending law school, Ms. Smith served as a Judicial Intern for the Honorable Colin S. Bruce of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois.

Before law school, Ms. Smith spent six years working in various human resources positions, beginning in the Human Resources Leadership Development Program at a major U.S. defense contractor and industrial corporation, and finishing as a Human Resources Manager at a technology company in Dallas, Texas. In these capacities, Ms. Smith provided human resources support to her client groups focusing on, among other things, employee relations, performance development, training, compensation planning, and reductions in force.

During college, Ms. Smith interned at the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Information Programs and then at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Privacy.

*Admitted in Texas; not admitted in the District of Columbia.

Education

  • Boston University School of Law (J.D., 2017)
    • Member, American Journal of Law and Medicine
    • Certified Student Attorney, Civil Litigation Program (Employment Rights Clinic)
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (M.H.R.I.R., 2008)
  • University of New Hampshire (B.A., magna cum laude, 2006)
    • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society

Bar Admissions

  • Texas