Overview

Kay Oskvig focuses on employment and corporate matters with an eye on process improvement. She helps clients develop and implement best practices through realistic procedures. In addition to traditional legal solutions, Kay looks to leverage technology to design solutions for unique client needs.

Kay represents businesses, governmental entities, nonprofit organizations, and independent contractors on issues including non-competition covenants, wage and hour matters, and civil rights complaints. She also regularly advises corporate clients on a variety of risk management topics and corporate governance matters. Kay’s experience includes negotiating multi-million dollar contracts, analyzing buy-sell agreements, and implementing strategies to reduce cybersecurity risk. While Kay predominately works to help clients prevent and avoid litigation, she has served as counsel of record for arbitration and litigation matters.

Active in community non-profits and leadership development groups, Kay has served on nonprofit boards across the state of Iowa including the Iowa State Bar Association.

Experience

Experience

  • Associate Attorney, Whitfield & Eddy Law, 2018—present
  • Associate Attorney, Crary, Huff, Ringgenberg, Hartnett & Storm, P.C., 2017—2018
  • Associate Director, Legal, Cambridge Investment Research, Inc., 2014—2017
  • Judicial Extern, Chief Bankruptcy Judge Thad Collins, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Iowa

Seminars

  • Defense Research Institute 42nd Annual Employment and Labor Law Seminar, May 2019
  • Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute, May 2019 
  • Iowa State Bar Association Annual Meeting, June 2019

News & Events

Publications

Publications

  • Note, "Look to the States; How the State-Specific Interpretation Clarifies BAPCPA's § 522 Ambiguity and Protects State Exemption Laws," 99 IOWA L. REV. 867 (2014)

Affiliations

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association; Delegate, House of Delegates
  • Iowa State Bar Association
    • Chair, Public Relations Committee
    • Past Chair, Administrative Law Section Council
    • At-Large Representative, Young Lawyers Division
    • Member, Commercial and Bankruptcy Law Section Council
  • Iowa Organization of Women Attorneys
  • Polk County Bar Association
  • Polk County Women Attorneys
  • Young Professionals Connection

Community Involvement

  • Junior League of Des Moines
    • Fund Development Manager
    • At-Large Board Member
  • Leadership Fairfield
  • Leadership Siouxland
  • Junior League of Sioux City; Secretary
  • Carry On Bags; Secretary

Thought Leadership

Thought Leadership

  • Presenter, Employment Law Update & Hot Topics," Employers' Council of Iowa, September 2019
  • Presenter, "Employment Law & Practices," Iowa Extension Council Association Conference, March 2019

Education

University of Iowa College of Law, J.D., 2014, with distinction and highest Boyd Service Award honors

  • Editor, Iowa Law Review

Iowa State University, B.A. Political Science and Psychology, 2010, summa cum laude

Admissions

  • Iowa
  • Southern District of Iowa
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