Katie L. Birchenough

Katie L. Birchenough

Associate

Katie L. Birchenough represents clients in complex commercial litigation matters including business torts, and breach of contract claims.  She also advises clients on a variety of New York State legislative, regulatory, and procurement matters and provides legal counsel to clients during government investigations and administrative appeals.

Previously, Katie was a legislative analyst for Program and Counsel at the New York State Assembly, serving as a lead negotiator and drafter of many significant pieces of legislation, including the Protection of People with Special Needs Act of 2012. She also oversaw the negotiations of New York’s Medicaid and mental hygiene budgets including the implementation of many Medicaid Redesign Team (“MRT”) proposals.

Capabilities

Experience

  • Assisted with defense of an appeal to the New York Court of Appeals in Matter of Giaquinto, 2019 N.Y. LEXIS 106, 2019 NY Slip Op 1125 (N.Y., Feb. 14, 2019).°

°The above representations were handled by Ms. Birchenough prior to her joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

  • New York State Assembly, 2009-2015
    • Assistant to Counselor James A. Yates, Office of Counsel to the Speaker, 2015
    • Legislative Analyst, Program and Counsel, Committee on Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities, 2009-2014

Recognition & Leadership

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • Member, Albany County Bar Association

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., summa cum laude, Albany Law School of Union University
    • Executive Editor of Miscarriages of Justice, Albany Law Review
  • B.A., magna cum laude, State University of New York at Albany
Admissions
  • New York