Koryn M. McHone is of counsel in the Labor and Employment Department in the firm's Indianapolis office.
Koryn represents management interests in employment litigation and providing employment counseling to employers of all sizes and with varying employment needs. She regularly defends employers in employment matters at the local, state and federal levels, including defense against claims of wrongful discharge, discrimination, retaliation, sexual harassment, breach of contract, wage/hour violations and violation of employee medical leave rights, among others.
Koryn has also litigated claims under the federal False Claims Act. Her litigation experience extends to administrative and judicial forums in various states across the country. In addition, Koryn routinely counsels employers on day-to-day human resources issues to assist in promoting 'best employment practices,' and assists employers in drafting personnel manuals and policies that will assist them in effectuating those practices, while reflecting up-to-date developments in employment law.
Prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg, Koryn served as an interim law clerk for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, Indianapolis Division. She also worked in private practice in Indianapolis, focusing her attention on employment and labor matters.
During law school, she was selected by the Dean to serve as a member of the Academic Regulations Committee.
As an officer on the Federal Bar Association's Executive Board based in Indianapolis, Koryn interacts with federal practitioners, federal judges and judicial staff regularly throughout the year to assist in coordinating programs designed to educate the legal community on recent developments in federal law and federal practice.
Professional and Community Involvement
Member, Indiana State Bar Association
Member, Indianapolis Bar Association
Member, Indianapolis Chapter of the Federal Bar Association
Executive Board, Federal Bar Association