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.