Kate Villanueva represents clients in commercial litigation and class actions at the trial and appellate levels in state and federal courts nationwide. She handles all aspects of civil litigation, ranging from pre-suit counseling, to discovery and dispositive motion practice, to trial advocacy and post-trial proceedings. Kate also has extensive appellate experience, including participating in appellate arguments and drafting numerous petitions for certiorari in the United States Supreme Court.
Kate’s litigation practice includes the defense of companies in cases alleging business torts, consumer fraud and deceptive trade practices, and breach of contract actions. Kate focuses her practice on life and disability insurance. A significant portion of Kate’s insurance-related practice involves advising insurers on issues related to fraud and agent misconduct, foreign insureds/death claims, rescissions, and insurable interests. Kate also routinely works with insurers on compliance issues related to the administration of policies, with specific focus on lapse processes and procedures.
Her experience is in litigation, insurance coverage and claims, and in civil litigation cases.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Kate L. Villanueva