Ms. Kathryn Black is an associate with Gilbert Employment Law, focusing on the representation of both federal and private sector employees involving claims of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, as well as violations the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and related state and local laws. Ms. Black’s practice includes litigating on behalf of clients in federal and state courts, as well as administrative forums such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Merit Systems Protection Board.
Prior to joining Gilbert Employment Law as an associate in 2019, Ms. Black served as a law clerk with the firm. In addition to clerking with Gilbert Employment Law during law school, Ms. Black served as a law clerk with the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. As a student attorney with the Civil Advocacy Clinic, Ms. Black represented employees in a wage and hour dispute in D.C. Superior Court. Ms. Black was a semi-finalist in the 2019 Tulane Mardi Gras Invitational Appellate Sports Law Competition and participated in the 2018 Frank A. Schreck Gaming Law Moot Court Competition. Ms. Black was also a member of the International Law Review.
Ms. Black graduated cum laude with her Juris Doctor from American University Washington College of Law, and holds a Bachelor of the Arts in International Relations from the Pennsylvania State University.
Ms. Black is a member of the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association.
- American University, Washington College of Law, Washington, District of Columbia
- J.D. cum laude
- Pennsylvania State University
Honors and Awards
- The American University Washington College of Law Exceptional Pro Bono Service
Bar & Court Admissions
- District of Columbia
Areas of Practice
- Sex Discrimination
- Sexual Harassment
- LGBTQ Discrimination
- Race Discrimination
- Disability Discrimination
- Federal Employees and the Burden Shifting Dilemma, Maryland State Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law Newsletter, Vol. XXV, No. 1 (Winter 2019-2020).
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