Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP Promotes 3, Adds New Partner

Posted January 6th, 2016.

Sanford Heisler Kimpel, LLP, the nation’s leading national public interest litigation law firm, has promoted three attorneys, including one attorney to partner and two to senior litigation counsel.  The Firm has also added six associates.

The Firm has promoted Kate Mueting to Partner in its Washington D.C. office.  Ms. Mueting graduated with highest distinction in 2007 from the University of Iowa College of Law, where she served as Senior Articles Editor of the Iowa Law Review. Ms. Mueting represents employees with a wide range of employment claims, including discrimination on the basis of gender, pregnancy, race, and disability and other civil rights claims. Ms. Mueting represents professionals at the highest levels in their fields, including law firm partners and corporate executives, in both public litigation and privately negotiated settlements. Mueting is currently class counsel in a class action brought on behalf of women at KPMG[1] who suffered pay and promotion discrimination at the big four accounting firm.

Ms. Mueting has been recognized as a “Super Lawyers Rising Star[2].”  She is actively involved in the D.C. Women’s Bar Association, where she serves as a Co-Chair of the Employment Law Forum.  Ms. Mueting also routinely publishes interviews with leading women in law and business in Shattering the[3], which is a popular blog about women and workplace equality. She regularly lectures on issues confronting women and work before bar associations and the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Before joining Sanford Heisler Kimpel, Ms. Mueting worked as an associate at Covington & Burling, LLP.  As part of Covington’s Pro Bono Rotation program, she served as lead counsel at D.C.’s Children’s Law Center in several trials representing clients seeking to care for neglected children.  She also clerked for the Honorable Michael J. Melloy on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and the Honorable Richard J. Leon on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.  Before law school, Ms. Mueting served as a Team Leader for AmeriCorps*National Civilian Community Corps and graduated from the University of Nebraska with a Bachelor of Journalism degree.

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