Katelynn M. Williams

Senior Counsel

Katelynn M. Williams

Senior Counsel

Katelynn Williams helps businesses navigate their relationships with—and legal obligations to—what’s often called their most important asset: employees.

She is a senior counsel with Foley & Lardner LLP, where she is a member of the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice. From proactive counseling to contentious litigation, Katelynn helps employers navigate their legal obligations and strategies in a wide variety of labor and employment-related issues.

Katelynn represents employers in discrimination and retaliation claims, wage & hour class actions, trade secret misappropriation litigation, labor arbitrations, and more. She also advises clients on the Occupational Safety & Health Act and its state law counterparts. In addition, Katelynn handles internal investigations and provides respectful workplace training for clients seeking a professional outside voice.

Katelynn currently serves as President of the Western District of Wisconsin Bar Association. She is also a member of the Dane County Boys and Girls Club Human Resources Committee. In her spare time, Katelynn volunteers as an assistant high school cross country coach.

Awards and Recognition

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Labor and Employment Law – Management (2023-2024)


  • President, Western District of Wisconsin Bar Association
  • Dane County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Legal Associate of Women
  • Western District of Wisconsin Pro Bono Committee, Co-chair
  • Dane County Boys and Girls’ Club Human Resources Committee
16 November 2023 Honors and Awards

Foley Attorneys Named 2023 Wisconsin Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Foley & Lardner LLP is pleased to announce that 18 of its attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2023 Wisconsin Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.
17 August 2023 Honors and Awards

Foley Attorneys Recognized in 2024 Best Lawyers in America

Foley & Lardner LLP proudly announced today that 236 of the firm’s attorneys across 20 U.S. offices have received recognition in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.
05 June 2023 Labor & Employment Law Perspectives

NLRB General Counsel Says Non-Compete Agreements Usually Violate U.S. Labor Law

The increasingly loud anti-non-compete chorus gained another voice last week.
23 February 2023 Article

What Employers Need To Know About New Breastfeeding Law

On Feb. 8, the U.S. Department of Labor announced that a Michigan auto plant will begin providing employees with more private space to nurse, determining that the car manufacturer made nursing mothers wait up to 20 minutes for lactation rooms.
1 February 2023 Events

Prepare for 2023: What to Expect in Labor & Employment this Year

Start off 2023 on the right foot by joining our complimentary webinar on Wednesday, February 1, 2023 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CST, which will arm attorneys, human resources leaders and managers of employees with helpful strategies to navigate all of the new employment laws taking effect this year and how to implement them.
14 November 2022 Labor & Employment Law Perspectives

Reductions-in-Force are Never Pleasant, but There’s a Right Way and (Many) Wrong Ways

Wait – is the economy hot or cold? We have you covered either way. Last week we shared tips on keeping employees in an increasingly mobile workforce. But for those employers on the cooling side and considering a reduction-in-force (RIF), here are some best practices to keep in mind: