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Kate Mancuso understands that in business, reputation is everything. Kate knows how to protect her clients’ integrity and the value of their brand when high-profile litigation threatens both.
Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Kate was a Series 7 and Series 66 licensed financial advisor and a business owner, where she learned how to anticipate her clients' needs and create detailed solutions to complex problems. As a litigation associate in Philadelphia, Kate’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, insurance litigation, and internal investigations. Kate has a keen sense for facts and details that makes her an asset on any investigation team and enables her to craft compelling arguments in the face of challenging legal issues. But more importantly, Kate understands that pending litigation affects a business well before the final outcome of the matter, and she helps her clients communicate effectively with customers and business partners to minimize the impact on a company’s bottom line.
Kate has extensive experience in federal multidistrict litigation and coordinated state-level proceedings, and knows how to work effectively with joint defense counsel and plaintiffs’ counsel to protect her client’s long-term interests. She is equally comfortable leading a team or taking on a supporting role as needed, and she can be trusted to spot potential issues and identify smart solutions before they become big problems.
Kate’s pro bono efforts include immigration matters and Social Security appeals for individuals who were wrongfully denied benefits, and she is currently representing the City of Philadelphia on a petition for allocatur before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court relating to municipal authority to regulate firearms. During her time at Penn Law, Kate had the honor of serving as a Littleton Fellow and was Executive Editor for The Regulatory Review. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband, Tim, and their two dogs, Sinatra and Guinness.
Won dismissal of products liability claims against a global social media company, with the Central District of California holding for the first time that the company's mobile app is not a "product."
On a case of first impression in New Jersey, successfully quashed a third-party subpoena from a DUI defendant seeking proprietary and confidential information from a laboratory drug testing provider.
In a COVID-19 property insurance coverage dispute, persuaded the Northern District of Illinois to rule in favor of the property insurer despite mixed authority on a key coverage issue.
Successfully appealed the initial denial of Social Security Income benefits for a disabled client, resulting in back pay benefits of approximately US$40,000 as well as future benefits.
- J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2020
- B.A. Economics, University of Pennsylvania, 2011
- Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
- U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
- U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
- Pennsylvania Bar Association
- Philadelphia Bar Association