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    Biography

    Kaite Robidoux is a writer at heart and a lover of art.  She has a Master of Arts in Literature and a Master of Fine Arts, she has been a poetry editor, and she taught writing and rhetoric to college freshmen before deciding to turn to law.  Kaite’s educational and teaching background provides a strong foundation for conducting in-depth research and drafting poignant legal briefs and clear policies.  She is adept at spotting weaknesses in arguments and strives to draft “air tight” briefs that expose fissures in opponents’ arguments.

    Kaite’s legal practice focuses in the area of labor and employment law, and she spends the majority of her time drafting arbitration briefs, pleadings, appellate briefs, and everything in between.  Kaite is well versed in drafting non-litigation documents such as severance agreements, employee handbooks and policies, and presentations on workplace issues.  Her writing expertise is a valuable asset to her clients both in and out of the courtroom.  

    Kaite also uses her skills as a contributing member of the firm’s Higher Education Team with regard to employment and other matters.

    Memberships & Awards

    Professional
    Order of the Coif
    CALI Awards in Legal Research and Writing; Contracts; Appellate Advocacy; Lawyers and Legislation Seminar
    Senior Research Editor, West Virginia Law Review

    Key Experience

    Prepared discovery requests, trial court motions, and appellate briefs for chemical manufacturer, which prevailed at trial against corporate executive in breach of confidentiality/duty of loyalty and misappropriation of trade secrets case
    Drafted a presentation for a national insurance company to update its adjusters on employment law
    Drafted many other employment-based presentations for local businesses on various employment law topics, including EEO matters, harassment, documentation, discrimination, investigations, social media, and hiring and firing issues

    Work Experience

    2013 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
    2013 Extern, The Honorable Irene M. Keeley, Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of WV
    2012-2013 West Virginia Supreme Court Clinic
    2012 Summer Associate, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
    2011 Summer Associate, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

    Speaking Engagements

    PRESENTATIONS

    “LGBTQ Rights in the Workplace,” West Virginia Hospital Human Resources Association Webinar, July 2019

    PUBLICATIONS

    “Respect is Key to Promoting Workplace Diversity,” Diversity Insight, June 2019

    Author, Chapter 38 (“Survey of American Statutes of Limitations”), Medical Legal Handbook, Juris Publishing 2018

    “Respect is Key to Promoting Workplace Diversity,” West Virginia Employment Law Letter, March 2019

    “New Laws Aim to Curb Workplace Sexual Harassment,” West Virginia Employment Law Letter, August 2018

    “The EEOC: 2017 Trends and Predictions for 2018,” West Virginia Employment Law Letter, January 2018

    “Did You Pass? New Law Expands and Limits Drug and Alcohol Testing,” West Virginia Employment Law Letter, August 2017

    “Employment-related Postings Required in West Virginia,” West Virginia Employment Law Letter, February 2017