Krissy Katzenstein has joined Baker McKenzie's North America Employment & Compensation practice as a partner, bringing deep expertise and experience representing multinational companies in class and collective actions involving systemic discrimination claims and multi-plaintiff matters.
Prior to joining Baker McKenzie, Krissy worked in both the Washington, DC and San Francisco offices of Morgan Lewis. She will join the expanding employment disputes team on the East Coast, which includes Blair Robinson, Paul Evans and Jeff Sturgeon, who also recently joined from Morgan Lewis.
Krissy has handled disputes related to gender pay equity, discrimination, harassment, whistleblowers, wrongful termination and leaves of absence. In addition, she assists companies with the development of diversity programs and initiatives to increase diverse and inclusive work environments.
“We are pleased to welcome Krissy to our team, as we continue to build a robust employment disputes offering, giving clients a "one-stop shop" for both their domestic and international employment needs,” said George Avraam, chair of the Firm's North America Employment & Compensations Practice.
“With Krissy’s hire we continue to execute on our strategy to become the firm of choice for high-value, complex employment litigation,” said Colin Murray, North America Chief Executive Officer. “Her proven track record representing multinational clients on a wide range of employment disputes and her coveted experience working on diversity initiatives add tremendous value to clients.”
Krissy added, "I am very excited to join Baker McKenzie and look forward to working again with my former colleagues and the full Employment and Compensation team at the Firm."
Baker McKenzie’s Global Employment & Compensation group is one of the world’s largest and most recognized employment practices, with more than 700 lawyers globally and more than 130 attorneys in North America focused on employment law. Chambers Global has recognized the Firm’s employment practice with a Band 1 ranking for 10 consecutive years.
Krissy received her BA from Tufts University and her JD from Vanderbilt University Law School.