Yekaterina (Katie) Reyzis is an Associate in the employment litigation department in Orrick's San Francisco office. 

She represents corporate clients in complex employment litigation, including wage-and-hour class actions, as well as single plaintiff discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination claims.

Katie has experience in all facets of litigation, including factual investigations, preparing witnesses for depositions, pretrial briefing and motion practice, and mediation proceedings. She also advises clients regarding compliance with employment laws, including revising employee handbook provisions and various employment agreements, leave of absence issues, requests for accommodations, and employee terminations. 

Through her pro bono practice, Katie has offered employment counseling to nonprofit organizations, ensured immigration detainees' access to legal calls by enforcing a settlement in federal court, and represented multiple clients seeking asylum.

  • While in law school, Katie participated in Michigan’s Federal Appellate Clinic, a clinic designed to enable law students to provide supervised pro bono representation to clients in criminal appeals. Through her work in the clinic, Katie argued an appeal before the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and received hands-on experience in appellate litigation. Katie was also a student attorney in Michigan’s Human Trafficking Clinic, where she successfully represented a foreign national client with obtaining immigration relief under federal law. In addition to her coursework, Katie served as Editor-in-Chief of the Michigan Journal of International Law and on the Jessup International Law Moot Court Team.

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