Katherine Kayatta is an experienced litigator with significant trial experience in state and federal courts in Maine and Massachusetts and focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation and class action defense.
Katherine's litigation practice includes disputes over breaches of contract, unfair trade practices, shareholder rights, and other business-related torts. She also handles cases involving claims for civil conspiracy, breach of fiduciary duty, insurance coverage, consumer fraud, and public contracts. Katherine has represented foreign and domestic clients from a variety of industries, including insurance companies, construction companies, manufacturers of consumer products, and mass transit manufacturers. Katherine has experience overseeing electronic discovery and negotiating litigation protocols for the collection and production of electrically stored information.
Katherine has achieved positive outcomes for clients facing class action lawsuits. Most recently, Katherine successfully defended a building products company against a series of breach of warranty class actions. She served as trial counsel in the remedy phase of an ERISA class action on behalf of a group life insurance company, a case which was later won on appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
University of Maine School of Law, J.D., cum laude, Maine Law Review
Boston College, B.A., History, cum laude
U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
U.S. District Court, District of Maine
U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
Articles in the National Law Review database by Katherine S. Kayatta