Katelyn focuses her practice on product liability in both state and federal court. Katelyn has worked in product liability and toxic tort litigation extensively, where she has represented international manufacturers in a wide variety of multidistrict litigation, serving as lead associate in successful mediations and trials.
Prior to Shook, Katelyn was part of the core issue team focused on sales and marketing issues in mass tort involving multiple proton pump inhibitor medications. In this role, she was involved in all stages of discovery, including fact investigation and development, identification of key issues and documents and witness preparation. Katelyn was also heavily involved in the representation of a medical device manufacturer asserting trade secret infringement.
In addition to her product liability work, she maintains an active pro bono practice, and has represented clients in employment matters as a member of the Employment Panel for U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Lead associate on multi-lawyer team responsible for obtaining defense verdict in benzene litigation with initial six-figure plaintiff demand.
Lead associate involved in successful mediation of toxic tort litigation with initial seven-figure demand.
Lead point of contact with international steel manufacturer client regarding active product liability litigation matters.
Drafted successful motion for summary judgment in occupational asbestos exposure claim with six-figure demand.
Deposed and defended medical and industrial hygiene experts in multidistrict litigation depositions.
Successfully defended national automobile insurer in various Philadelphia Municipal Court hearings.
Women Today Leading Tomorrow: A Symposium on Empowerment for Women, Panelist, Villa Joseph Marie High School, Holland, Pennsylvania.
Shook Hardy Adds 6 in Phila. as One-Time Dechert Colleagues Reunite, The Legal Intelligencer, March 2, 2020.