Kate L. Agyemang Associate


Speaks:  English, French

Year of Call: 2018 - Ontario


Primary office:  Ottawa




Kate L. Agyemang

Kate L. Agyemang is a bilingual associate in Gowling WLG's Ottawa office, and a member of the firm's Employment, Labour & Equalities Group. Her practice is devoted to supporting employers in effectively managing the human resources aspects of their organizations in a responsive and pragmatic way. She provides her clients with customized, cost-effective advice, from contract to courtroom, and she is known for her ability to proactively manage risk.

Kate advises a diverse range of employers, with a particular focus in the healthcare, legal, and technology industries. She also works for numerous embassies and consulates. She specializes in labour, employment, human rights, health & safety, business and asset purchases, as well as group disability defence work. She manages all aspects of direct advocacy for employers, including litigation, negotiation and mediation.

Kate is also an experienced and dynamic presenter who is regularly called upon to speak at conferences and to lead seminars on a diverse range of labour, employment, and human rights matters.

Prior to joining Gowling WLG, Kate practised civil litigation, insurance defence, and employment law at a top litigation firm in Ottawa. Before pursuing a career in law, Kate also worked with various national non-profit and healthcare organizations in crisis and program management. She later worked in disability adjudication for national insurers and was engaged by class action adjudicators to advise on medical appeals and threshold issues.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2022

  • 2021

  • 2019

    • Community
       2019
      Ottawa Health Science Network Research Ethics Board Member
  • 2018

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
       2018
      Year of Call, Ontario
    • Community
       2018
      The Women's Network of Feminist Legal Mentors, Volunteer
  • 2017

    • Education
       2017
      University of Ottawa, JD, Common Law (cum laude)
    • Community
       2017
      Pro Bono Ontario, Volunteer
    • Rankings & Awards
       2017
      Beament Green Prize for the top result in Trial Advocacy
  • 2016

    • Community
       2016
      Canadian Lawyers for International Human Rights (CLAIHR), Former President
    • Rankings & Awards
       2016
      Dean's Legal Research and Writing Fellow
  • 2015

    • Rankings & Awards
       2015
      Perley-Robertson, Hill and McDougall Prize for Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility
  • 2013

    • Education
       2013
      University of Ottawa, Honours B.Soc.Sc., Human Rights & International Conflict Studies (magna cum laude)
  • 2007

    • Education
       2007
      University of Ottawa. Honours BA, Psychology

Speaking Engagements

  • Judge, uOttawa Canadian National Negotiation Competition, March 2022.
  • Speaker, Telfer Law Society: The State of Employment Law in a Post Covid World, February 2022.
  • Speaker, HIO's Business & Employer Learning Forum: Understanding Options in Creating Vaccine Policy Protocols in the Workplace, November 2021.
  • Speaker, County of Carleton Law Association's (CCLA) Six-Minute Employment Lawyer series: An Update on the Enforceability of Termination Provisions, September 2021.
  • Speaker, CCLA's 39th Civil Litigation Conference: Nunc pro tunc – where and how to use it? Case: Bargain Club Inc. v. Co-Operators General Insurance Company, November 2019.