Katherine L. Porter

Employment law attorney Katie Porter represents private and public employers and helps emerging companies establish and maintain all aspects of their labor and employment policies and practices.

Katie’s experience includes drafting employment-related agreements and policies, counseling clients through employee issues, consulting on internal investigations, providing employment advice for corporate transactions, and defending clients in federal and state courts and before federal and state administrative agencies.

Katie routinely advises clients on federal, state, and local employment laws, including discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, accommodations, leaves, wage and hour, equity compensation structures, COVID-19 compliance, whistleblower, and misclassification issues.

Prior to joining Pierce Atwood, Katie was senior counsel in Eaton Peabody’s Labor & Employment and Startup & Emerging Companies Practice Groups. Before that, she practiced employment law in New York City at a Wall Street law firm and an international law firm. She also served as a clerk to Honorable John A. Woodcock, Jr. in Bangor, Maine.

Honors & Distinctions
  • Included in The Best Lawyers in America® “Ones to Watch” for Corporate Law, Labor & Employment Law - Management, and Litigation -  Labor & Employment (2023-present)