Kathryn “Chris” Palamountain is Senior Counsel at Seyfarth Shaw’s Houston office. With over 20 years of experience, Ms. Palamountain’s primary emphasis is litigating complex civil litigation, particularly class and collective actions. She has litigated class actions for clients in the retail, professional services, energy, real estate and financial services sectors.
She represents parties in employment discrimination class actions, wage & hour collective actions, EEOC pattern or practice lawsuits, and civil rights/denial of access class actions brought in federal and state courts throughout the United States.
She also has significant experience defending against ADA Title III class and individual actions brought against public accommodations, as well as toxic tort and commercial disputes.
Among her various cases, Ms. Palamountain serves as defense counsel in one of the largest ongoing EEOC pattern or practice actions ever prosecuted by the U.S. Government. Ms. Palamountain also defends large retailers against lawsuits brought by their employees.
She has extensive experience dealing with governmental entities at all phases of the litigation process, and she both defends clients against suits brought by the government and sues the government for failure to properly carry out its statutory duties and constitutional obligations.