Katherine L. Nyquist

Katherine L. Nyquist



Katie’s deep understanding of both the substantive law and her clients’ circumstances and goals drives her ability to zealously advocate for employers of all sizes and in a variety of industries.

Katie is an associate in Dorsey’s Labor & Employment practice group. She regularly advises clients in all aspects of labor and employment law and has extensive experience representing clients in litigation, mediation, and in proceedings before administrative agencies on a broad range of issues including discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, and other matters. In addition to her litigation work, Katie also conducts workplace investigations for her clients and provides advice, counsel, and training in the area of garnishment.

Prior to joining Dorsey, Katie worked at a law firm focused exclusively on employer-side labor and employment defense and advice work. Katie also clerked in Hennepin County District Court for the Honorable Nancy E. Brasel upon graduating from law school.

Education & Admissions

University of Minnesota Law School (J.D., 2016), cum laude

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (B.A., English; minor in Cultural Studies & Comparative Literature, 2012), With Distinction


  • Minnesota


  • English


  • Hennepin County District Court, Honorable Nancy E. Brasel, 2016-2017
Katherine L. Nyquist