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Yelena G. Katz

Associate
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Yelena Katz is an associate in Benesch’s Labor & Employment Practice Group. Yelena works with employers on a variety of federal and state labor and employment matters, including issues arising under the FLSA, ADA, ADEA and Title VII, as well as other federal and state employment-related laws. She has experience representing clients in collective and class action wage and hour cases as well as in NLRA litigation and counseling, including union organizing campaigns, collective bargaining matters, and contract arbitrations. Yelena has represented employers before administrative agencies, federal courts, and state courts.

Yelena's experience also extends to advising employers on employment-related matters, including hiring and compensation practices, employee handbooks, terminations, worker classification, enforceability of noncompetition agreements, and state law compliance. In addition, she counsels clients in connection with labor and employment issues that arise in mergers and acquisitions and other business transactions.

  • EDUCATION

    • Case Western Reserve University School of Law, 2014, J.D.
      • magna cum laude
      • Order of the Coif
      • Executive Symposium Editor, CWRU Law Review
      • American Bar Association Moot Court Team
      • Jonathan M. Ault Mock Trial Team
    • Case Western Reserve University, 2011, B.S., Business Management
      • magna cum laude
  • BAR AND COURT ADMISSIONS, LICENSES, CERTIFICATES

    • Ohio
    • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
    • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • MEMBERSHIPS, ASSOCIATIONS, OTHER ACTIVITIES

    • Ohio State Bar Association
    • Cleveland State Bar Association
    • Extern to Judge Dan A. Polster, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio (Summer 2012)