Katherine L. Porter

Senior Counsel

Portland Office
100 Middle Street
P.O. Box 15235
Portland, Maine 04112-5235
Phone: 207-274-5266
Fax: 207-274-5286

Katherine is Senior Counsel in Eaton Peabody’s Labor and Employment and Startup and Emerging Companies practice groups and is based in the firm’s Portland, Maine office.

Katherine represents private and public employers and established and emerging companies in all aspects of labor and employment matters. She routinely advises clients on federal, state, and local employment laws, including on discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, accommodations, leaves, wage and hour, COVID-19 compliance, whistleblower and misclassification issues. She has extensive experience drafting agreements for labor and employment matters, consulting with clients on internal investigations and advising clients on employment and litigation issues for corporate transactions. Katherine also advises clients on equity compensation structures and drafts related agreements. In addition, she has defended clients in a variety of employment matters in federal court and before federal, state and local administrative agencies.

Prior to joining Eaton Peabody, Katherine practiced employment law in New York City at a Wall Street firm and an international law firm. She also served as a clerk to Honorable John A. Woodcock, Jr. in Bangor, Maine from 2012-2013. Katherine is a native of Bangor and is delighted to be living in Maine again.

Katherine holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from Tufts University and a Juris Doctor from the Maurice A. Dean School of Law at Hofstra University.

In her free time, Katherine enjoys singing, hiking, speaking Spanish, art, traveling and sailing.

Areas of Practice for Katherine L. Porter

Bar Admissions

States of Maine and New York
U.S. District Court, District of Maine
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court


Maurice A. Dean School of Law, J.D., 2012
Tufts University, B.A., 2007