Kate Swearengen joined the firm in 2011.
Ms. Swearengen practices in the areas of labor and employment law. She advises union clients primarily in the nursing, security, entertainment and social services sectors and in federal and municipal employment, and represents them in state and federal court litigation, administrative hearings and arbitral proceedings. She also counsels and litigates on behalf of individual clients with respect to various employment matters.
She is a chapter editor of How to Take a Case Before the NLRB and The Developing Labor Law, both published by the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law, and is a member of the Section’s Committee on Development of the Law Under the NLRA. She is also a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association.
Ms. Swearengen was named as a Rising Star for Employment and Labor Law on the New York Metro 2017-2018 Annual List of Super Lawyers magazine.
Ms. Swearengen graduated from Columbia Law School in 2011. In 2010, she was awarded a Peggy Browning Fellowship, through which she clerked at the union-side labor law firm Kennedy, Jennik & Murray, PC. During law school, she also clerked at the Red Hook Community Justice Center, Region 2 of the National Labor Relations Board and in the legal department of the Communications Workers of America, District 1.
Ms. Swearengen graduated with honors from Princeton University in 2004.