Kate Sedey is an Associate Attorney with The Case Law Firm. Ms. Sedey graduated with honors from Chicago-Kent College of Law in May 2009 where she received her Juris Doctorate and a Certificate in Labor & Employment Law. Prior to joining The Case Law Firm as an Associate Attorney Ms. Sedey worked as a law clerk for the firm for three years. Ms. Sedey has worked on a wide variety of legal projects and has a diverse body of experience in employment law firms – from researching and drafting legal memorandums and briefs, arguing motions, and negotiating settlements, to interviewing witnesses, and answering and organizing discovery.
Ms. Sedey graduated cum laude with a Bachelors of Science from New York University where she studied Urban Education Reform & Policy. While at NYU, Ms. Sedey served as a research assistant for several professors and interned at the NYU Institute for Education & Social Policy.
Ms. Sedey’s interest in employment law developed early and she has been working in plaintiff’s employment law firms since high school. During her under-graduate years, Ms. Sedey assisted in a nation-wide class action lawsuit representing women who had been discriminated against on the job. More recently, she served as a paralegal at Penny Nathan Kahan & Associates in Chicago.
Ms. Sedey actively pursued her interest in employment issues while studying law at Chicago-Kent. She participated in the Labor & Employment Certificate program, and was a two-time recipient of a scholarship from Chicago-Kent’s Institute for Law & the Workplace. In addition, Ms. Sedey was a member of the Chicago-Kent Moot Court Honor Society, for which she participated in the national Wagner Labor & Employment Law Moot Court Competition in the spring of 2008 and coached a team attending the same competition in 2009. In her role on the Chicago-Kent Law Review, Ms. Sedey was approved for publication of an article entitled, “Applying the Discovery Rule to Title VII Pay Discrimination Claims: One Post-Ledbetter Strategy.” Ms. Sedey received an award for excellence in legal writing in 2007, and served as a legal writing Teaching Assistant in the fall of 2008 and spring of 2009.