Kathryn Nash regularly advises colleges and universities on a wide range of issues unique to higher education institutions such as Clery, Title IX, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act, HEOA, FERPA, student affairs, and faculty issues. Kathryn chairs the firm’s Labor, Employment and Higher Education practice group. As a founder of trainED, Kathryn regularly provides training and conducts compliance reviews and audits for companies and higher education institutions. Kathryn also advises employers on terminations and RIFs, disability and leave issues; affirmative action plans; employment and severance agreements; unemployment compensation matters, employee handbooks, and policies; noncompetition and other post-employment restrictions; wage and hour issues; child labor issues; and independent contract arrangements.
Kathryn regularly represents institutions and businesses in administrative actions and litigation when employment or student affairs related claims arise. She also assists clients in responding to state and federal audits relating to affirmative action and wage and hour compliance. Kathryn has extensive experience advising faith-based nonprofits, churches and religious K-12 schools, and higher education institutions on issues that are unique to these organizations. Kathryn has been quoted in The Economist, as well as local television and radio outlets, as an authority on matters pertaining to Title IX, VAWA, and sexual violence on campus. Kathryn was honored as one of the 2014 Minnesota Attorneys of the Year by Minnesota Lawyer for her engaging and innovative approach to providing legal services to higher education institutions.
Gray Plant Mooty is recognized as one of the leading corporate law firms in Minnesota and one of the top franchise firms in the world. Our roots go back to 1866. Today, we are a 180-plus attorney, full-service firm with offices in Minneapolis and St. Cloud, Minnesota; Washington, D.C.; and Fargo, North Dakota.