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Kate Erdel
Of Counsel

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With over 10 years of experience representing employers big and small, Kate’s practice focuses on providing human resources-related advice and counsel to businesses. She uses her litigation background to help clients identify legal risks, manage employment-based compliance requirements and audits, and conduct internal HR investigations. Kate is licensed to practice law in Indiana. Kate enjoys spending time playing outside with her children, running with friends, soccer, and getting through a good book.


  • DePauw University, Bachelor of Arts in English Writing

    • magna cum laude

    • Holton Memorial Scholar

    • Management Fellow

    • Women’s Varsity Soccer

    • Mortar Board, President

    • Kappa Kappa Gamma, Vice President - Standards

  • University of Cincinnati College of Law, Juris Doctorate

    • magna cum laude

    • University of Cincinnati Law Review, Articles Editor

    • Honor Council

Bar Admissions


  • United States District Court – Southern District of Indiana

  • United States District Court – Northern District of Indiana

Speaking Engagements

  • Presenter, 2019 Spring Employment Update, Association of Corporate Counsel, March 28, 2019

  • Presenter, “Developing and Implementing FMLA and ADA Policies and Procedures to Keep your Business Compliant”, Indiana Chamber of Commerce, January 24, 2018, January 24, 2019 and June 20, 2019

  • Presenter, Employment Law Update, Association of Corporate Counsel, March 29, 2018

  • Presenter, “Sexual Harassment in the Workplace”, Indiana Association of Cities and Towns, February 26, 2018

  • Presenter, “The Role of the Second Chair”, Indianapolis Bar Association, September 22, 2017

  • Presenter, Employment Law for Small Businesses, Indianapolis Bar Association, October 26, 2016

  • Presenter, Corporate Law Update 2015 – Legal Tips for Business, Bingham Greenbaum Doll, May 6, 2015

  • Presenter, IACT Council Members School, Indiana Association of Cities and Towns, May 9, 2014

Civic Involvement and Honors

  • Indianapolis Bar Foundation Distinguished Fellow, 2019

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2015-present

  • Indiana Lawyer Up and Coming Lawyer, 2015

  • Indianapolis Bar Association Bar Leader Series, Class XII, 2014-2015

  • Indianapolis Bar Association, regular volunteer and former member of the Young Lawyers Division board and education committee co-chair

  • St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Parish, Parents’ Association and Parish Volunteer, 2016-present

  • Jewish Community Center Indianapolis, volunteer youth soccer coach, 2016-present

  • Dress for Success Suit Drive Coordinator, 2012-2019

  • University of Cincinnati College of Law Honor Council, 2005-2008

Prior Work Experience

  • Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart, PC, Indianapolis, Of Counsel, July 2016-September 2019

  • Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP, Indianapolis, Senior Associate, September 2008-July 2016

  • Teach for America, St. Louis Public Schools, 2004-2005