Kathryn (Katie) Grzenczyk Mantoan is Of Counsel in Orrick's Employment Law & Litigation group, working across the San Francisco and Portland offices. She focuses on high-stakes employment litigation, compliance counseling, and litigation avoidance measures. Her practice has a particular emphasis on complex class actions and developing areas of the law including pay equity, and she co-chairs Orrick's Pay Equity Task Force.
Katie was a part of the trial team that obtained a complete dismissal for Oracle in OFCCP v. Oracle, a high-stakes systemic compensation discrimination case that garnered national media attention. Katie and her co-counsel were named "Litigators of the Week" by American Lawyer for the win.
Previously, Katie received California Lawyer’s Attorney of the Year Award in 2016 and was named a Northern California Super Lawyers "Rising Star" for seven consecutive years. She regularly writes and publishes on pay equity developments and has presented on the topic to three separate state bar associations.
Katie started her career at Orrick in 2004 and returned in 2015. From 2011 to 2014, she was an associate at a litigation boutique in San Francisco where she handled employment and constitutional law matters.
Katie has significant experience litigating a broad range of employment issues. Her recent experience includes the following:
Class & Mass Actions
Government Enforcement Actions
Single Plaintiff Discrimination/Wrongful Termination
In addition, Katie has worked on a variety of other commercial and constitutional matters that have expanded her litigation and counseling perspective. She also has a demonstrated commitment to pro bono work, including work to protect and advance the civil rights of same-sex couples.