Biography

Kailee practices primarily in the areas of litigation and labor and employee relations but also advises clients on issues relating to professional responsibility and attorney discipline. She joined Kegler Brown in 2012 and is currently a co-chair of the firm’s Women Lawyers’ Initiative organization.

Kailee’s ultimate goal is to advance clients’ interests. She understands that a client’s business plan, balance sheet and competitive profile are critical elements for successfully positioning litigation matters from the outset. She is committed to developing solutions to help clients solve their toughest problems, and she approaches each new challenge as an urgent business matter to be resolved expeditiously and cost-effectively.

Litigation

Kailee counsels clients on all aspects of commercial litigation in both state and federal court. She represents clients in a wide variety of business disputes including breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty actions and intellectual property. She is part of the firm’s class and collective action litigation team and has extensive experience in electronic discovery. Her ability to quickly grasp complex factual and legal issues and apply sound judgment creates value for her clients. She works to resolve litigation in an efficient manner with the clients’ business objectives in mind.

Kailee also specializes in advising attorneys through ethics and professionalism issues or disputes. She has solely defended clients in character and fitness hearings where she has won and achieved favorable results. She writes for OhioLegalEthics.com, and has specifically presented on issues relating to establishing a presence online.

Labor + Employee Relations

Kailee advises clients in all areas of labor and employment law. She offers practical counseling designed to prevent disruptive employment disputes and increase workplace efficiency.

Kailee works to understand the specific needs and goals of each business to give tailored advice on how to comply with the various and ever-changing laws and regulations affecting employers. She counsels clients through personnel issues, including hiring and firing lawfully, and offers individualized advice on compliance with laws such as the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), discrimination claims (Title VII, ADEA, ADA), and the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). She also has experience in the development and preparation of employment agreements, employee handbooks, confidentiality and non-compete agreements, and separation agreements and releases to help businesses effectively protect their interests.

Kailee uses her litigation experience to put clients in the best possible position should litigation arise. She advises clients with long-term implications in mind. She represents employers in state and federal courts in the areas of discrimination, wrongful discharge, breaches of employment contracts, wage and hour issues, as well as other state and federal employment issues.

Practice Areas

Education

  • The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law (J.D., 2012)
  • West Virginia University (B.A., 2007)

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio

Professional Affiliations

  • Columbus Bar Association, member
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section Council, member
  • Ohio Women’s Bar Association, member
  • Women Lawyers of Franklin County, member

Career Highlights

  • Note Editor, Ohio State Law Journal (2011-2012)
  • Received the Ohio State Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section Award (2012)
  • Received the Ernest Karam Book Award for Excellence in Legal Research and Writing
  • Received the Ohio State Law Journal Past Editors’ Award (2012)
  • West Virginia University: Most Outstanding All Around Student Athlete (2007)