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Kathleen M. Kline

Kathleen Kline litigates a broad range of commercial disputes, including securities class and derivative actions, claims against financial institutions, contract actions, and professional liability claims. She has represented clients in defense of securities class actions, shareholder derivative matters, consumer and competitor claims against banks, professional liability suits involving insurance agents and brokers, insurance coverage and bad faith lawsuits, commercial torts and contract disputes, and products liability litigation.



  • Representation of company offering e-commerce services to the health and wellness industry in connection with Section 10(b) securities class and derivative actions.
  • Representation of former directors and officers of global consumer goods company in connection with Section 11 securities class and derivative actions.
  • Representation of company offering technology and outsourcing solutions to insurers and employers against professional liability claims.
  • Representation of underflowed property owner in connection with claim for diminution in value.
  • Representation of, and defense verdict for, financial institution against breach of contract claims.
  • Coal Program Fellow, Earthjustice, 2014-2015
  • Student Volunteer, Columbia Environmental Law Clinic, 2013-2014
  • Law Clerk, Environmental Law Institute, Summer 2013
  • Legal Research Assistant, Columbia Center for Climate Change Law, 2012
  • Legal Extern, New York State Office of the Attorney General, Environmental Protection Bureau, Spring 2014

Recognition & Leadership

  • Team Member, U.S. News - Best Lawyers®, Best Law Firms Edition, "Law Firm of the Year," Environmental Law, 2016
  • Legal Advisor, Philadelphia Homebrew Club


  • J.D., Columbia Law School, 2014
    • Senior Field Reports Editor/Production Editor, Journal of Environmental Law
    • Foundation Moot Court Editor
  • B.A., summa cum laude, Purchase College, 2010
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin