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Katherine M. Bogard


Katherine M. Bogard

Katherine M. Bogard is a Senior Counsel with Brody and Associates. She represents employers in both Labor and Employment law matters.  She also regularly conducts anti-harassment training for employers in Connecticut, New York, and New York City. 

Prior to joining the Firm, Kate worked with Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell, & Berkowitz, P.C. in Memphis, Tennessee where she represented employers in employment disputes covering wage and hour claims, discrimination, sexual harassment, and retaliation, both in court and before administrative agencies. Kate also served as a law clerk to the Honorable S. Thomas Anderson for the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee.

Professional or Trade Affiliations

  • New Haven Manufacturers Association
  • Mississippi Bar Association
  • Fairfield County Bar Association
  • Bartlett Arboretum


  • Connecticut Supreme Court in Review: Recent Labor and Employment Decisions, Connecticut Law Tribune, September 2019
  • 3 tips to Avoid Harassment and Discrimination Landmines, Hartford Business Journal, September, 2019
  • Family Businesses and the #MeToo Movement, Rockland County Business Journal, June 2019
  • How to Avoid Lawsuits While Protecting Employees During Measles Outbreak, Rockland County Business Journal, May 2019
  • Navigating Measles in the Workplace, Humanely and Legally, Rockland County Business Journal, May 2019
  • A Case for Restrictive Covenants On Your Brewers, Craft Brewing Business, April 2019
  • With the Measles Outbreak Raging, What Should an Employer Do?, Rockland County Business Journal, April 2019
  • Avoiding Women is Not the Answer to the #MeToo Movement, Connecticut Business Industry Association, February 2019
  • Succession Planning is the Key to the Survival of a Family Business, Fairfield County Business Journal, February 2019
  • Unique Labor and Employment Law Issues Facing Family Businesses, Fairfield County Business Journal, January 2019
  • Human Resources is a Critical Part of an Effective Family Business, Family Business Magazine, January/February 2019
  • Labor and Employment Law Tips for a Family Business Opening its Doors, Fairfield County Business Journal, December 2018
  • Family Businesses Face Unique Labor and Employment Challenges, New Haven Biz, November/December 2018
  • Family Businesses Could Have Employment Law Advantages, Hartford Business Journal, October 2018
  • Family Businesses: Your Employment Issues Really are Unique, Connecticut Business Industry Association, September 2018
  • Labor and Employment Law Decisions in 2017-2018 from the Connecticut Supreme Court, Connecticut Law Tribune, September 2018
  • Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training Now Required in New York State, New York Law Journal, June 2018
  • An Employers Guide to the Family Medical Leave Act, Fairfield County Business Journal, February 2018
  • Sexual Harassment: The Basics, the Skeletons in Your Closet, and How to Be Prepared, Corporate Counselor, January 2018
  • Labor and Employment Law Decisions in 2016-2017 From the Connecticut Supreme Court, Connecticut Law Tribune, October 2017
  • EEOC Updates Guidance on National Origin Discrimination, Connecticut Law Tribune, April 2017 
  • Labor and Employment Law Decisions in 2015-2016 From the Connecticut Supreme Court, Connecticut Law Tribune, September 2016
  • Joint Employment and the Contingent Worker – Are Your Temp Agency Workers Really Your Employees, Corporate Counselor, June 2016
  • Veterans Rights: What Employers Need to Know, New York Law Journal, April 2016
  • To Salary or Not to Salary Your Girl or Guy Friday, Fairfield County Business Journal, March 2016
  • Implicit Bias and Employment Law: A Voyage into the Unknown, Bloomberg BNA March 2013
  • Failure to Train a Costly Mistake in Sexual Harassment Cases, HR Professionals of Greater Memphis, Volume 2, Issue 3, 2012

Speaking Engagements and Seminar Presentations

  • Health and Wellness 2020, S.E.W.N. (Connecticut 2019)
  • Best Practices in the #MeToo Era, Women’s Connection 2020 (Connecticut 2019)
  • Navigating the Employer Minefield in the #MeToo Era, Westport Library (Connecticut 2019)
  • Extra, Extra: Learn the Top 5 Labor and Employment Law Mistakes Your Clients Likely Make, Fairfield County Bar Association (Connecticut 2019)
  • Navigating the Manufacturing Workforce Challenge- Part II, New Haven Manufacturers Association (Connecticut 2019)
  • The Evolving Landscape of Employment Law, Employment Law Federal Practice & Procedure CLE Seminar (Ridgeland, Mississippi 2018)
  • Maintaining an Harassment-Free Environment (Connecticut 2016)
  • Implicit Bias: Voyage Into the Unknown, EEOC Seminar (Memphis District 2012)
  • Behind the Judges’ Chambers: From the Perspective of the Judicial Clerks, Memphis Bar Association Young Lawyers Division CLE, (Memphis 2011)

Professional Recognition

Connecticut Law Tribune Award for Professional Excellence

In 2018, Kate was selected by the Connecticut Law Tribune to receive an award for being a “New Leader in the Law” at the Tribune’s fourth annual Professional Excellence Awards. 

The Connecticut Law Tribune’s prestigious Professional Excellence Awards celebration gives the Connecticut legal community an opportunity to highlight great work and achievements. 

Super Lawyer®

She was also selected to the Rising Star list for Connecticut Super Lawyer® in 2018 and 2019. 

Super Lawyers®, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.  Selections are made using a multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area.  More information about the selection process for Rising Star® can be found here.

Pro Bono Attorney of the Year

In 2012, Kate was selected by Baker Donelson as one of its Memphis Pro Bono Attorneys of the Year.  She was one of five attorneys recognized for their pro bono work representing a group of Memphis voters in voters rights litigation that arose from the proposed consolidation of the City of Memphis and Shelby County government. 

Community Involvement

  • Volunteer Attorney, Pro Bono Partnership (February 2018 – present)
  • Co-Chair, Women in the Law Committee, Fairfield County Bar Association (July 2018-present)
  • Human Resources Committee, Ronald McDonald House – Memphis, Tennessee (2012-February 2015)
  • Human Resources Committee, Bartlett Arboretum (April 2019-present)

Personal Background

Kate and her husband live in Ridgefield, Connecticut with their daughter, Lily, and miniature schnauzer, Boston. While Kate’s roots are in the South, she and her family are enjoying life in the Northeast.

Expanded Education

  • University of Mississippi School of Law, Juris Doctor, May 2009, Summa Cum Laude
    • Outstanding Student Awards (Highest Grade)
      • Criminal Procedure II
      • Civil Procedure II
      • Workers’ Compensation
      • Constitutional Law I
      • Property
      • Torts
      • Civil Procedure I
    • William Prentise Mitchell Award in Ethics
    • Associate Articles Editor, Mississippi Law Journal (2008-2009)
    • Staff Editor, Mississippi Law Journal (2007-2008)
    • Governor William Winter Scholar (2006)
  • Mississippi State University, Bachelor of Business Administration, Economics, May 2006, Summa Cum Laude (4.0)
    • University Honors Program
    • President’s List 8 Consecutive Semesters
    • Beta Gamma Sigma Honors Society
    • College of Business and Industry Ambassador
    • Economics Club Secretary
    • Student Association Academic Affairs Committee