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Kate M. Wittlake handles a wide range of complex commercial litigation and products liability matters. She represents clients in trials and mediations, drafts settlement agreements, manages discovery, and authors critical motions. Using her knowledge of health care law, Kate counsels pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers on regulatory compliance and a variety of products liability issues.



  • Represented global drug and device companies in a Judicial Council of California coordinated proceedings (JCCP) involving plaintiffs alleging claims of strict liability and negligence.°
  • Defended pharmaceutical companies in individual products liability cases involving prescription antipsychotic medications and hip implants, as well as over-the-counter medications.°
  • Represented large health delivery system and health clinics in various litigation to obtain payment for emergency services rendered to out-of-network patients.°

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

  • Judicial Extern, U.S. Magistrate Judge Carolyn Delaney, 2014

Recognition & Leadership

  • Team Member, a Law360 "Product Liability Practice Group of the Year," 2021
  • Super Lawyers magazine, "Rising Star," 2020-2021


  • J.D., University of California at Davis School of Law, 2016
    • Symposium Editor, UC Davis Law Review
  • B.A., cum laude, Walla Walla University, 2012
  • California