Kathryn practices in the area of complex commercial litigation and has experience handling a broad range of litigated matters. Specifically, she handles a multitude of diverse claims by businesses and consumers against major financial institutions. These claims typically involve stolen and forged negotiable instruments, fraudulent or unauthorized account transactions, electronic transactions, identity theft, safe deposit boxes, cashier’s checks and other retail bank transactions.
Kathryn’s practice especially focuses on disputes relating to the Uniform Commercial Code (Articles 3, 4 and 4A), the Electronic Funds Transfer Act (Regulation E), the Expedited Funds Availability Act (Regulation CC), the Bank Secrecy Act, anti-money laundering issues, the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). She also advises financial institution clients in connection with grand jury investigations and subpoenas served on the institutions. Kathryn regularly defends financial institutions against claims brought by borrowers in connection with mortgage loans.
In addition, Kathryn devotes a portion of her practice to pro bono matters. She volunteers at clinics and provides guidance to needy members of the local community.
Kathryn received her undergraduate education at the University of Virginia, where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and a master’s of teaching in 2001. She earned her law degree in 2009 from the George Mason University School of Law.
Named to "Washington, D.C. Rising Stars," Business Litigation, 2016; Civil Litigation: Defense, 2017, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters
Named to "Virginia Rising Stars," Business Litigation, 2014-2016; Civil Litigation: Defense, 2017, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Virginia Bar Association
Member, Fairfax Bar Association