Melanie Gurley Keeney and Kate Nash will be presenting to the National School Boards 2015 School Law Practice Seminar for the Council of School Attorneys on October 23, 2015. Their presentation on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace – The Do’s, Don’ts and Defenses of Handling Sexual Harassment Claims will focus on the often-complicated legal and practical aspects of sexual harassment claims in the workplace, including investigations, responding to charges of discrimination, and issues related to litigating such claims. They will cover liability under both Title VII and Title IX, discussing recent developments both in sexual harassment case law and sex-based discrimination case law as well as applicable defenses and practical preventative measures.
Melanie Gurley Keeney practices in the areas of Employment, Immigration, and Education law. Melanie represents institutions of higher education, corporations and individuals in immigration law matters, including obtaining nonimmigrant and immigrant visas and handling employer sanctions issues, I-9 compliance, E-Verify issues, consular processing and naturalization. She frequently speaks on immigration, employment and education issues. Melanie has been listed in St. Louis Magazine’s “St. Louis’ Best Lawyers” and “The Best Lawyers in America,” from 1997 to present, and in “Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers,” 2005-2012 editions as a top lawyer and has been listed as one of the top 50 female lawyers in Missouri and Kansas and in Kansas City Magazine as one of the “Top Missouri Lawyers.” Best Lawyers has named Melanie Gurley Keeney as the “St. Louis Best Lawyers Immigration Law Lawyer of the Year” for 2012 and 2015, and she has been selected for inclusion in the Martindale-Hubbell © Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers™.
Katherine L. Nash practices primarily in the areas of education, non-profit, litigation, labor and employment law. Kate has extensive experience representing and advising private and public employers in all areas of employment law. She practices primarily in Missouri and Illinois state and federal courts. She has also represented clients in matters before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Missouri Human Rights Commission and the Illinois Department of Human Rights.