Katherine Romano

Katherine Romano

Counsel

P: 973.757.1036

F: 973.757.1090

 kromano@walsh.law
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Practice Areas:
  • Appeals
  • Business & Commercial Litigation
  • Internal Investigations
  • Labor & Employment

 

States Admitted to Practice:
  • New York
  • New Jersey

 

Courts Admitted to Practice:
  • US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • US Courts of Appeals for the First and Third Circuits
  • US District Court for the District of New Hampshire
  • US District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • US District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York

 

Education:
  • Boston College Law School (summa cum laude, 2007)
  • Boston College (summa cum laude, 2004)

 

Affiliations:
  • Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey
  • Third Circuit Bar Association, Board of Governors
  • Women’s White Collar Defense Association

Katherine M. Romano focuses her practice on federal court litigation, appeals, and investigations. Katherine represents a diverse group of clients including pharmaceutical companies, insurers, employers, and individuals in litigation in state and federal court, at the trial court and appellate levels. Appellate advocacy is a central focus of Katherine’s practice, and she regularly represents corporations and individuals in matters before the U.S. Courts of Appeals. Katherine also regularly conducts investigations on behalf of clients of the firm, including investigations into allegations of external fraud, employee misconduct, harassment, and exploitation.

 

Prior to joining the firm, Katherine served as a permanent law clerk for the Honorable Maryanne Trump Barry of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, for whom she also served as a law clerk for the 2008-2009 term. Katherine served as a law clerk for the Honorable Paul J. Barbadoro of the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire, from 2007-2008, and an as associate at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, in New York, from 2009 to 2013. From April to October 2012, Katherine was seconded to the Federal Defenders of New York, where she represented indigent criminal defendants at all stages of federal court proceedings before the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

 

In 2004, Katherine graduated from Boston College, summa cum laude, with a B.A. in History and Music. In 2007, she received her J.D., summa cum laude, from Boston College Law School, where she was Articles Editor of the Boston College Law Review, a member of the National Moot Court team, and a member of the Order of the Coif.

 

Katherine is a volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) with CASA of Union County, advocating in family court on behalf of abused, neglected, and abandoned children. Katherine is also a member of the Board of Governors for the Third Circuit Bar Association, and serves on the Criminal Justice Act panel of attorneys for the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Representative Experience
  • Obtained summary judgment in favor of food products importer and individual defendants on New Jersey Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act, fraud, and conspiracy claims in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, and successfully achieved affirmance on appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
  • Represented consulting business in contract dispute before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, including at oral argument.
  • Obtained full dismissal of harassment and contempt charges on behalf of pro bono client, in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Family Division.
  • Represented employer on appeal before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and achieved affirmance of order compelling arbitration of whistleblower claims.
  • Appointed as amicus to the Court in an appeal before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit to address issues including personal jurisdiction, sanctions, and summary judgment.
  • Represented pharmaceutical company in dispute regarding enforcement of settlement before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
  • Conducted and supervised investigations and investigative work on behalf of clients of the firm, including investigations into allegations of misappropriation, misrepresentation, exploitation, and employee misconduct.
  • Represented pharmaceutical company in contract dispute in the Supreme Court of New York Commercial Division, New York County.
  • Represented various clients as local counsel before the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, Superior Court of New Jersey, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, and Supreme Court of New York Commercial Division, New York County.
Publications
  • Katherine M. Weiss, Upjohn Co. v. United States as Support for Selective Waiver of the Attorney-Client Privilege in Corporate Criminal Investigations, 48 B.C. L. Rev. 501 (2007)