Katy Laster concentrates her practice on employment law, health care law, and commercial litigation. Ms. Laster’s employment practice includes advising clients in areas such as:

  • Advising, negotiating and preparing employment contracts
  • Counseling on non-compete and trade secrets issues, and handling various labor and employment regulatory issues
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • Wage and hour issues arising under the Fair Labor Standards Act

Ms. Laster also handles contested matters on behalf of employers and employees in both state and federal courts, which includes work on complex matters such as trade secret claims and disputes regarding covenants not to compete and employment contracts generally.

Ms. Laster’s health care and commercial litigation experience encompasses work on a broad range of complex matters including, but not limited to:

  • Drafting and negotiating employment, independent contractor, recruitment, and other health care-related agreements
  • Advising on and handling state and federal fraud and abuse issues, including government investigations and litigation of Stark, Anti-kickback, and False Claims violations
  • Fiduciary duty and trust claims
  • Tennessee Securities Act and Tennessee Consumer Protection Act claims
  • Banking issues, misrepresentation and fraud claims
  • Insurance coverage claims and construction contract disputes

Ms. Laster was recently selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2020 in the field of Litigation- Labor and Employment for the third year.

Best Lawyers Award Badge

  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2020 in the field of Litigation- Labor and Employment


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