Catherine E. Walters

Catherine E. Walters is a partner in Saul Ewing's Labor, Employment and Employee Benefits Practice. She provides exclusive management-side representation for large, mid-sized and small employers in an array of industries, including clients with national and international reach and federal and state contractors.  With more than 30 years of experience, Catherine partners with her clients to identify current and emerging risks and to develop creative, practical, business-oriented solutions to their legal challenges.  Her proactive legal advice relevant to management of emerging trends and developments, along with her strong collaborative skills emphasizing strategic thinking and focused solutions, enable her to provide employers with the sophisticated counsel that has become necessary in today’s complex business environment.  Catherine regularly appears before state and federal administrative agencies and courts. 

Facets of her employment counseling practice include:

  • federal and state compliance, risk mitigation and resolution of federal, state and local agency claims
  • affirmative action planning, compliance, audits and enforcement actions
  • wage and hour compliance including Department of Labor audits and litigation
  • safety compliance and related issues
  • employment issues related to restructurings and reorganizations
  • reduction in workforce planning and implementation
  • employment discrimination prevention and defense
  • employment, separation, noncompetition and other restrictive covenant agreements, including non-competition, non-solicitation and intellectual property protection agreements
  • employee benefits counseling
  • development of employer “Best Practices” and implementation of preventive processes

Facets of her management labor counseling practice, in both the private and public sectors, include:

  • development of labor strategy
  • collective bargaining negotiations
  • arbitrations
  • unfair labor practices
  • union organizing and other union activities

Catherine frequently lectures and writes on employment and labor law issues for various continuing legal education and human resources organizations.