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Kathryn C. Cole represents large and small businesses, financial institutions, and individuals in virtually all aspects of federal and state court commercial litigation, arbitration and mediation, and before federal agencies and regulatory bodies. In addition to advising on electronic data and cyber-related issues, Katy has considerable experience in all areas of complex litigation including contract claims, product liability claims, tort claims, consumer class-action claims and securities class-action claims.

Capabilities

Experience

  • Defended major pharmaceutical company in class actions throughout the country, including dismissals of product liability and consumer fraud claims.°
  • Defended company and general counsel in connection with investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to the granting of stock options.°
  • Obtained the dismissal of personal injury claims against a member of the National Hockey League relating to alleged exposure to toxic substances.°
  • Resolved bitter multimillion-dollar dispute among co-owners of closely held business entities.°
  • Represented company in connection with workplace misconduct matters, including highly sensitive investigations.°
  • Argued multiple appeals in the Second Circuit and Second Department Appellate Division.°
  • Member of team that represented utility company in connection with mass tort.°

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

  • Secondment, CA Technologies (formerly CA, Inc.)
  • Certified E-Discovery Specialist (CEDS), Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists, 2017-Present

Recognition & Leadership

  • Honoree, Nassau County Bar Association, “Access to Justice,” 2021
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, New York Super Lawyers, 2018-2021
    • Listed, Rising Stars, 2012-2016
  • Selected, Hofstra University, School of Law, “Outstanding Women in Law,” 2017
  • Selected, Long Island Business News, “Who’s Who in Women in Professional Services,” 2016
  • Recipient, Long Island Business News, “Leadership in Law Award (Counsel),” 2015
  • Recipient, Long Island Business News, “40 Under 40,” 2015
  • Recipient, John’s University School of Law, "Outstanding Alumna Award," March 2020
  • Recognized, JD Supra’s Readers Choice Awards for contributions to the All About eDiscovery blog and Top 5 Articles on eDiscovery, 2018, 2020, 2021
  • Rated, AV Preeminent® 4.7 out of 5.0

°AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell DistinguishedSM and Martindale-Hubbell NotableSM are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell® certification procedures, standards and policies.

  • Fellow, The New York Bar Foundation
  • Member, Office of Court Administration’s (OCA), CPLR Advisory Committee, 2015-Present
  • Member, American Bar Association, 2003-Present
  • Member, New York Bar Association, 2003-Present
  • Member, New York State Advisory Committee on Civil Practice, 2015-Present
  • Member, Nassau County Bar Association, 2009-Present
  • Board of Directors, Federal Bar Association, 2010-Present
    • Past President, EDNY Chapter, 2013-2014
  • Member and Secretary, Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists, NY Metro Chapter 2021-Present
  • Board Member, St. John’s University Alumni Association, 2008-Present
  • Member, Colgate University President’s Club, 2006-Present
  • Member, Colgate University Admissions Committee, 2004-Present
    • Former Long Island Chair, 2010-2013
  • Chaminade High School
    • Member of CAPA, 2018-Present
  • Energeia Class of 2019
  • Army Ranger Lead the Way Fund, Volunteer, 2014-Present
  • N.Y.C. Marathon Team Participant, Army Ranger Lead the Way Fund, 2014
  • Advisory Board Member, Smile Farms, Inc., 2021-Present

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., magna cum laude, St. John's University School of Law, 2002
    • Executive Notes and Comments Editor, St. John's Law Review
  • B.A., Colgate University, 1999
Clerkships
  • Hon. Richard C. Wesley, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 2003-2004
  • Hon. Richard C. Wesley, New York Court of Appeals, 2002-2003
Admissions
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States