Kathleen M. Mills

Kathleen M. Mills

Of Counsel

Employment Law & Labor Relations • International Business & Trade Law

Kathleen M. Mills is an attorney in the Firm’s Employment Law & Labor Relations and Litigation Groups. Ms. Mills’ practice includes advice, counseling and defense in all employee-related areas, recruitment through termination. With both in-house and law firm experience, she brings decades of employment law expertise to assist clients with the full panoply of personnel matters, from individual situations — where she understands the need for prompt answers — to the development of general employment policies, best practices and employee manuals and handbooks. In addition to counseling management about compliance with applicable law and regulations, she creates and presents training programs for corporate management and staff, and meets with supervisors to discuss myriad topics, concerns and developing legal issues. Ms. Mills manages federal and state Department of Labor (OSHA, MSHA, FLSA, EBSA, ERISA, OWBPA, WARN, MWA, WPCA, and UC) matters, defends federal and state discrimination (Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FMLA and PHRA) complaints and assists clients in developing effective compliance strategies. Her experience encompasses federal and state administrative agencies, including EEOC, DoL, DoJ, and PHRC, and federal and state courts.


Education

 
  • Trinity College, B.A., 1966
  • Duke University, J.D., 1969
  • Stanford University, Senior Executive Program

Bar Admissions

 
  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania
  • Superior Court of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
  • Northampton County, Pennsylvania
  • Lehigh County, Pennsylvania

Professional Organizations

 
  • Bar Association of Lehigh County
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Chairman, Judicial Administration Committee, 2016-Present

Honors & Affiliations

 
  • Named a “Select Lawyer” in Employment Discrimination Law and Labor & Employment Law, 2014-2015
  • New York City YWCA’s Woman of the Year
  • Outstanding Children’s Advocate, Weller Health Education Center
  • St. Luke’s Dinner by Starlight Shining Star

Community Activity

 
  • Children’s Coalition of the Lehigh Valley, Member, Board of Directors
  • Paralegal Studies Program, Northampton Community College, Member, Advisory Board
  • St. Luke’s Nurse-Family Partnership, Member, Advisory Board
  • Northampton Community College, Adjunct Professor
  • Gateway School of the Lehigh Valley, Former Member, Board of Directors
  • Weller Health Education Center, Former Member, Board of Directors
  • Visiting Nurse Association of St. Luke’s University Health Network, Former Board Chairman & Pension Plan Trustee
  • Historic Bethlehem, Inc., Former Member, Board of Directors
  • St. Luke’s University Health Network, Former Executive Committee Member
  • Urban Scouting, Minsi Trails Council, Boy Scouts of America, Former Vice-President