Katherine Katchen

Katherine M. Katchen

Counsel

Katherine M. Katchen

Counsel

  • Overview

    Biography

    Katherine M. Katchen represents clients in complex commercial litigation matters, particularly in the area of managed care and insurance. Her practice is focused on health insurers, managed care companies, and insurers and third-party administrators in state and federal actions around the country. Kate is a counsel in the firm’s Managed Care + Employee Benefit Litigation group.

    Kate has more than 20 years of litigation experience, handling matters brought by health care providers, professional medical societies and subscribers alleging a range of legal actions centered on legal theories, including: RICO conspiracy; ERISA violations; bad faith; contract and quasi-contract; tortious interference; and breach of state prompt pay. She has represented clients' needs around the country, including Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Florida, Illinois, California and Maryland.

    Prior to beginning her corporate law practice, Kate was an Attorney Advisor to the U.S. Department of Labor from 1997 to 1999. In addition, she is a long-time volunteer attorney with the Support Center for Child Advocates and a board member of the Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue.

  • Experience
    • Experience

      Experience

        Health Care and Insurance Industry

      • Represents and advises managed care companies, health insurers and third-party administrators in reimbursement, benefits and payment policy disputes with providers, subscribers and medical associations.

      • Works with insurer SIU/fraud units related to investigations of improper billing and referral practices, including overpayment recovery efforts. *

      • Served as counsel for Medical Assistance (Medicaid) managed care health plans in a series of actions filed by ambulance providers alleging improper reimbursement. *

      • Represented Medicare Advantage Plan in dispute with provider of risk adjustment services. *

      • Acted for an insurance company in several actions challenging the termination of an independent contractor agency agreement. *

      • Represented an insurance company in a series of class actions challenging the company’s business reorganization, and alleging claims of age discrimination, retaliation, violations of ERISA, breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty. *

      • Other Experiences

      • Defended petroleum products marketers in various state and federal court litigation involving claims under the New Jersey Franchise Practices Act, the Petroleum Marketing Practices Act, and various theories of products liability. *

      • Litigated on behalf of a major generic pharmaceutical company in private, multi-party class action litigation involving an alleged “reverse payment” settlement. *

      • Represented a manufacturer of the building material-oriented strand board in nationwide direct and indirect purchaser antitrust class actions alleging a conspiracy to restrict supply and fix prices. *

      • Served as counsel for a leading Internet security company in a series of complex litigations arising from alleged breaches of various purchase agreements whereby the company acquired certain start-up Internet security/consulting firms, including disputes related to earnout provisions in the agreements. *

      • Other Experiences

      • *Attorney Katchen was counsel in these representative transactions prior to joining Robinson+Cole. 

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    • Honors + Awards

      Honors + Awards

      Selected to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list from 2013 to 2019

      Support Center for Child Advocates, "Distinguished Advocate" (2016)

      Recognized by the Pennsylvania Diversity Council as among the "Most the Most Powerful & Influential Women of Pennsylvania" (2010)

      Selected as a Rising Star to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list from 2005 to 2008 and 2011.

      Recognized as a Law 360 Rising Star, Insurance (2010)

      Pennsylvania Law Weekly - "Lawyers on the Fast Track" (2006)

    • Community Involvement

      Community Involvement

      Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue
      Board of Directors

      Support Center for Child Advocates
      Volunteer Attorney
  • NEWS + PRESS
    • Presentations

      Presentations

      "Budding Industry: Litigation Trends for the Emerging Cannabis Market," presented to the Association of Corporate Counsel of America, Greater Philadelphia Chapter, Litigation Institute (October 2019)
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      "Brushes with Government Entities," during the Blue Cross Blue Shield 2019 National Summit (April 2019)
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      "Privacy and the Evolving Litigation and Compliance Landscape," at the Association of Corporate Counsel of America, Greater Philadelphia Chapter, In-House Counsel Conference (April 2019)
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      "Brushes with Government Entities: Ethical Considerations in Dealing with Everything from Third-Party Subpoenas to Election Day Campaign Promises," to the Association of Corporate Counsel of America, Delaware Valley Chapter (December 2018)
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      "Cover Your Assets: Drafting and Enforcing Restrictive Covenant Agreements," to the Association of Corporate Counsel of America, Delaware Valley Chapter (August 2016)
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      "ERISA is 40....But is it Still Fabulous?" at the Blue Cross Blue Shield 2015 Blue National Summit (April 2015)
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      "Changing Provider-Payer Relationship Post-ACA," to the American Bar Association Health Law Section at the 16th Annual Conference on Emerging Issues in Healthcare Law (March 2015)
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      "2014 Update & Trends in Shareholder Law & Litigation," to the Association of Corporate Counsel of America, Delaware Valley Chapter (April 2014)
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      "Regulatory, Legal & Political Issues for FDA Regulated Companies: Corporate Officer Responsibilities and Liability," (February 2012)
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      "Responding to Government Investigations and Preparing for Follow-on Litigation," to the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association at the 44th Annual Lawyer’s Conference (May 2010)
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      "Obama’s Antitrust Watchdogs: Has the Bite Been Worse Than the Bark? Trends in Private Antitrust Litigation," to the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Business Law Institute (November 2009)
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      "Antitrust Compliance: Tips for In-House Counsel to Minimize Antitrust Risk," to the Association of Corporate Counsel of America, Delaware Valley Chapter (May 2009)
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      "Recent Trends in DOJ and SEC Actions Against In-House Counsel," to the Association of Corporate Counsel of America, Delaware Valley Chapter (April 2009)
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      "Personal Liability Risks Facing In-House Counsel," to the Association of Corporate Counsel of America, Delaware Valley Chapter (April 2007) and the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s 12th Annual Business Lawyer’s Institute (Nov. 2006)
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    • News

      R+C in the News

      • January 29, 2021

        Robinson+Cole’s Recent Lateral Hires Profiled in Law360 Article

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      R+C News Releases

      • January 26, 2021

        Robinson+Cole Continues Growth in Philadelphia

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