The Wagner Law Group | Est. 1996

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Katherine Brustowicz joined The Wagner Law Group as an Associate in October 2018 after having served as an intern beginning in May 2017. Her focus is in the practice areas of Employment Law & Human Resources, Labor Law, and Civil Litigation. Katherine's practice includes drafting employment-related policies and agreements, conducting employee and management training, and representing employers during audits. She also handles litigation in federal and state courts, administrative agencies, and in mediation and arbitration issues arising out of the employer-employee relationship including but not limited to those involving wage and overtime disputes, employment related contracts, compliance, discrimination, and harassment.

Prior to joining The Wagner Law Group, Katherine served as Judicial Intern to the Honorable Sabita Singh in the Massachusetts District Court Appellate Division, as a Legal Intern with the Office of General Counsel at Boston Children's Hospital, and as Clinical Research Coordinator and Data Research Coordinator at Boston Children's Hospital, in the Departments of Plastic & Oral Surgery and Orthopaedic Surgery, respectively.

Publications & Media



  • Legally Navigating Workplace Disability and Religious Accommodations – Panelist, The Wagner Law Group webinar, May 31, 2023, 1:00 – 1:45 PM (EDT) – Click here for details
  • Massachusetts Human Resource Law Boot Camp – Panelist, National Business Institute (NBI), live online seminar, May 5, 2023 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM (EDT)- Click here for details


  • Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D. - 05/2018
    • Honors: Suffolk University Law School Trustee Academic Scholarship Award
    • Honors: Transnational Law Review Journal Honor Board Member
    • Honors: National Health Law Moot Court Competition Team Member
    • Honors: Student Bar Association Executive Committee Member, Treasurer
    • Honors: Dean of Students Advisory Board
    • Honors: Health and Biomedical Law Society Member
    • Honors: Women's Law Association Member
    • Honors: Torts Feedback Committee Section Representative
  • Bates College, Lewiston, Maine
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 05/2009
    • Honors: Pre-Med track
    • Honors: Research Assistant, Philosophy Department
    • Honors: Teaching Assistant: Psychology Department Philosophy of Psychology
    • Honors: Dean's Advisory Committee
    • Major: Philosophy
    • Minor: Psychology

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • Maine
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit

Professional Associations

  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Boston Inn of Court Membership Committee
  • Maine Trial Lawyers Association
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • Women’s Bar Association
  • The Federal Bar Association
  • Boston Inn of Court Executive Committee


  • Labor, Employment & HR Law Lawyer of the Year - Lawyer Monthly Magazine, Women in Law Edition, 2023
  • Super Lawyers - Massachusetts Rising Star, 2020, 2021, 2022
  • 2022 Top Lawyers - Boston Magazine

Past Positions

  • Honorable Sabita Singh in the Massachusetts District Court Appellate Division, Judicial Intern
  • Office of General Counsel at Boston Children’s Hospital, Legal Intern
  • Boston Children's Hospital, Clinical Research Coordinator and Data Research Coordinator

Law Alerts

Wage and Hour Updates for Maine, New York, and New York City

By Katherine Brustowicz, David Gabor, Virginia Peabody I. Maine – Mandatory Vacation Payout Upon Separation from Employment  Maine will follow Massachusetts’ lead in implementing mandatory vacation payout upon employment separation. An amendment to the State of...

Mandatory Arbitration Prohibited for Sexual Harassment Claims

On February 7, 2022, the House passed H.R. 4445, three days later the Senate also passed the measure, and President Biden has just signed the bill into law. H.R. 4445, titled Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021, will...