Kansas City’s Influential Women: Katherine Sinatra

Katherine Sinatra, Partner, National Employment Litigation & Policy Group at Shook, Hardy & Bacon

Working moms strive for work/life balance, so when Katherine Sinatra was promoted to partner while working an alternative schedule and parenting two young boys, she was proud of her accomplishment.

That pride extends to her employer, which she says supports working parents in the partner track through a legitimate reduced time program that allows employees the flexibility to manage work, home and community service. It takes your best work, which Sinatra has achieved. She is an accomplished attorney with extensive experience in business litigation and employment law, including wage and hour laws, harassment, disability, race, age, gender, national origin, and religious discrimination, retaliation, and the Family and Medical Leave Act. Sinatra defends companies in complex, multi-plaintiff actions and counsels clients on policies and day-to-day personnel matters.

The University of Arizona and University of Missouri-Kansas City graduate serves on the Angel board for The Children’s Place, a nonprofit organization devoted to meeting the developmental and mental health needs of young survivors of abuse, neglect and other trauma within Kansas City. Sinatra has also devoted many hours of pro-bono work to firm’s Kansas foster care adoption program, having finalized the adoptions of 37 children.

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