Biography

Kate's corporate practice focuses on investment adviser registration and compliance, hedge funds, private equity funds, and other private investment funds and securities, including the defense of individuals in regulatory enforcement proceedings and related litigation.

Previously, Kate served as an associate in the Investment Management Group at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in New York, where she provided regulatory support to investment advisers, worked on initial public offerings and preferred share offerings for registered investment companies, and counseled hedge fund clients.

A graduate of Connecticut College with majors in government and French, Kate also studied abroad in Paris, France.

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Education

  • Brooklyn Law School  (J.D.)
    • Executive Notes & Comments Editor, Brooklyn Law Review
  • Connecticut College  (B.A., cum laude)

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut
  • New York

Memberships

  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Court and Other Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut

Firm Highlights

Publication/Podcast

Courts Expand on Rules Regarding the Protection of Retirement Plan Assets

Blog

BREAKING: The Supreme Court Blocks OSHA COVID Vaccine/Testing Rule (NFIB v. OSHA) and Allows the Healthcare (Medicare/Medicaid) Vaccine Rule (Biden v. Missouri) to Take Effect

In NFIB v. OSHA , the Court focused its decision on OSHA’s emergency temporary standards which require the Secretary to show (1) “that employees are exposed to grave danger from exposure to substances or...

Blog

Elimination of Good Faith Relief for ACA Reporting

On November 22, 2021, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published proposed regulations that codify, among other things, an automatic extension of the deadline for furnishing IRS Forms 1095-C to employees. IRS Forms 1095-C are...

Publication/Podcast

Federal Vaccine Mandates: How to Respond to Ever-Changing Court Rulings

OSHA’s ETS, CMS’s Mandate, Federal Contractor Mandates, each of these federal vaccine policies have experienced legal challenges over the course of the last two months. On January 11, 2022, Verrill attorney Tawny Alvarez on...

Matter

Trademark Litigation: Software

Represented trademark owner in litigation with foreign software company. Successfully defeated motion to dismiss on jurisdictional grounds, which was affirmed on appeal. Also successfully defeated summary judgment motion, which resulted in case settling before...

News

Verrill Welcomes Experienced Trust & Estates, Tax Partner Ruth Mattson

(January 5, 2022) – Verrill is pleased to welcome Ruth Mattson to the firm’s Boston office as a Partner in its Private Clients & Fiduciary Services Group. Mattson advises individuals and families on estate...

News

Pair of Recent Victories Hearten Counsel for MassHealth Providers

Verrill attorney David G. Lazarus was recently mentioned in the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly article "Pair of Recent Victories Hearten Counsel for MassHealth Providers." The article covers two appellate court decisions regarding the boundaries to...

Matter

Copyright Litigation: Software

Defended equipment manufacturer in copyright dispute involving firmware for digital subscriber line access multiplexers (“DSLAMs”). Case resolved favorably.

Event

2022 Annual Update Part 1: 2021 Legal Year in Review

Join Verrill for its first session of the 2022 virtual Labor & Employment Annual Series. Verrill attorneys Tawny Alvarez, Scott Connolly, and Emily Coombs Waddell will discuss recent federal, state, and local changes to...

Blog

Attention Portland Employers: Updates on Mask Mandate, Hazard Pay

On Monday, Portland City Councilors took two significant actions that affect employers in Portland, Maine. First, the Council repealed an emergency order from March 2020, eliminating the hazard pay provision set forth in the...

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