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.