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Katherine B. Harrison


Kate Harrison maintains a diverse litigation practice, including representation and advice to clients in securities litigation, FINRA arbitrations and securities regulatory investigations, employment and discrimination, ERISA, antitrust, First Amendment and media, and general commercial litigation.  In addition to trial level work, she has significant appellate experience, including in the United States Supreme Court, the Federal Circuit Courts, the New York State Appellate Division, and the New York Court of Appeals. She came to Paduano & Weintraub as counsel in 2002 and became a member of the Firm in 2006. After graduating from law school, she served as a law clerk to the Honorable Lee P. Gagliardi, Senior United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York.


She is an active member of the New York City Bar Association where she has served on the Committee on Women in the Profession.


  • Yale University, B.A., cum laude, 1983

  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., cum laude, 1987

    • Georgetown Law Journal, Member and Senior Editor, 1985-87


  • New York. U.S. District Courts for the Southern District of New York and Eastern District of New York; Second Circuit Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals; United States Supreme Court


  • Kate co-authored and published an article about an ERISA litigation she helped defend through a United States Supreme Court appeal, “In Trusts We Trust: Employer Communications and Employee Expectations After Howe”, 24 Tax Management Compensation Planning Journal 279 (1996)

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