Katy Suttorp, a partner in Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP’s Orange County office, represents public sector employers on labor and employment law matters. She has an extensive counseling practice, focusing on both proactive and preventative measures for managing personnel issues. To that end, her practice includes revision and updating of personnel rules, policies, and ordinances, and advising on the handling of numerous human resources legal matters. She has also conducted multiple workplace investigations and overseen numerous others.
In addition, Katy provides advice and representation for a variety of labor matters, including acting as lead negotiator, representing agencies in proceedings before PERB, and providing workplace training addressing challenges in supervising represented employees. She also provides training and seminars on other particular areas of concern for public employers, including interactive process and reasonable accommodation, discipline and due process, performance evaluations, investigations, and prevention of harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and abusive conduct.