Katherine works in the firm’s Class Action and Appellate Litigation Practice. She has represented clients concerning a broad array of claims and lawsuits. One area of focus involves defending automotive clients in lemon law claims. She has also litigated and advised insurance clients on a range of complex coverage issues involving environmental matters. These issues have included environmental contamination, pollution exclusions, and first- and third-party property and liability claims. 

Katherine has analyzed insurance coverage issues related to first- and third-party claims, professional liability, and general liability policies. In litigation, Katherine has represented insurance companies in bad faith lawsuits regarding third-party property damage claims, multiple insurance companies in a bad faith lawsuit regarding environmental pollution property damage claims against a municipal insured, and multiple insurance companies in a lawsuit regarding nationwide third-party asbestos claims with $20 million in potential liabilities for clients. Katherine was also part of a team that obtained a summary judgment in favor of an insurer regarding application of the “unavailability exception” in an environmental liability coverage case under Alabama law.

While in law school, Katherine participated in the Social Enterprise and Economic Empowerment Clinic, where she served as outside counsel for both nonprofit and for-profit social enterprises, advising clients on a variety of corporate governance, compliance, transactional and operational matters. She was also an executive articles editor of the Hastings Women’s Law Journal.