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Kathleen Kubis Jugo

Associate

Atlanta
Direct: (404) 885-6719
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Ms. Jugo is an associate in the Atlanta office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.  As a member of the Labor & Employment department, Ms. Jugo focuses on employment-related litigation and compliance counseling involving federal and state statutes and regulations.

Ms. Jugo has experience litigating cases for employers of all sizes and from all industries.  She has represented clients against allegations of discrimination, retaliation, harassment, wrongful termination, failure to accommodate, breach of contract, and other violations of state and federal law.  Ms. Jugo has also defended clients against alleged violations of whistleblower laws, and she has experience advising employers on restrictive covenant matters and employee handbooks.  Further, she has represented clients at mediations and before administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Department of Labor.

While at Vanderbilt University Law School, Ms. Jugo interned for the Honorable John T. Nixon, U.S. District Court Judge for the Middle District of Tennessee, the Davidson Country District Attorney's Office, and the United States Attorney's Office. Additionally, she advised clients through Vanderbilt's Civil Practice Clinic and served as a Notes Editor for the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law.  

Ms. Jugo is an associate in the Atlanta office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.  As a member of the Labor & Employment department, Ms. Jugo focuses on employment-related litigation and compliance counseling involving federal and state statutes and regulations.

Ms. Jugo has experience litigating cases for employers of all sizes and from all industries.  She has represented clients against allegations of discrimination, retaliation, harassment, wrongful termination, failure to accommodate, breach of contract, and other violations of state and federal law.  Ms. Jugo has also defended clients against alleged violations of whistleblower laws, and she has experience advising employers on restrictive covenant matters and employee handbooks.  Further, she has represented clients at mediations and before administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Department of Labor.

While at Vanderbilt University Law School, Ms. Jugo interned for the Honorable John T. Nixon, U.S. District Court Judge for the Middle District of Tennessee, the Davidson Country District Attorney's Office, and the United States Attorney's Office. Additionally, she advised clients through Vanderbilt's Civil Practice Clinic and served as a Notes Editor for the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law.  

Education

  • J.D., Vanderbilt University School of Law (2011)
    Notes Editor, Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law
    Lightfoot, Franklin & White Best Brief Award

  • B.A., Vanderbilt University, summa cum laude (2005)
    Dean's List, Alpha Kappa Delta, Psi Chi, Gamma Beta Phi

Admissions

  • Georgia

Courts

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia

Affiliations

  • Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia's Labor and Employment Law Section
  • SHRM Buckhead GEM Committee

Presentations

  • Presenter, “How to Keep the EEOC Happy and Avoid Hiring An Ax Murderer: Best Practices for Background Checks,” Breakfast Briefing, Atlanta, GA (March 2014)
  • Georgia Employment Law Update, Albany, GA (February 2012)

Publications

  • “Avoiding Harassment Headaches…Crafting a Program to Deter Harassment in the Workforce,” Security Management Magazine (June 2012)
  • "Google Books: Page by Page, Click by Click, Users Are Reading Away Privacy Rights," Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law (Fall 2010)