Katie Barton focuses her practice on labor and employment litigation and counseling. Ms. Barton's experience includes successfully representing management in employment litigation under Title VII, the FLSA, the ADEA, the ADA, the FMLA, and the California Labor Code, and before the EEOC and state civil rights agencies. Ms. Barton also has experience litigating and counseling clients on restrictive covenants, non-compete agreements, and non-solicitation agreements. Ms. Barton conducts FLSA audits for management and regularly performs labor and employment due diligence on sales, acquisitions, and mergers. She also regularly counsels management on employment issues, such as wage and hour compliance, performance management, employment policies, and employee handbooks.
Ms. Barton’s traditional labor experience includes regularly representing management first-chair in labor arbitrations and counseling.
Ms. Barton has experience on wage and hour class actions, managing electronic document review, researching legal issues, drafting motions, briefs and memorandums, and in preparing for trial and arbitration.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Barton clerked for the office of the General Counsel at the University of Tennessee, where she worked primarily on labor and employment matters. During law school, she was the Best Preliminary Round Oral Advocate in the 2007 Robert F. Wagner Labor & Employment Moot Court Competition.
Ms. Barton’s pro bono work includes representing victims of domestic violence and stalking in obtaining temporary protective orders.
Ms. Barton was recognized as a Georgia "Rising Star" in 2017 and the four years immediately preceding for Employment & Labor Law by Super Lawyers magazine.