Ms. Katherine CataneseFoley & Lardner LLP, New York, NY
KATIE is a bankruptcy and restructuring attorney and a member of the firm’s Bankruptcy and Health Care Restructuring sub team. She focuses her practice on the representation of post-confirmation trusts and trustees, as well as on the representation of investors and managers in hedge funds in onshore and offshore accounts in bankruptcy ligation, including involuntary bankruptcies and chapter 15 bankruptcy. Additionally, she focuses her practice on the representation of court-appointed receivers in Chinese reverse-merger cases where the U.S. entity has “gone dark” and returned to China, leaving their U.S. investors without recourse.Katie has also represented banks and trustees of bank holding companies, and she has extensive experience in the representation of trustees regarding the resolution and objection to bankruptcy claims, the pursuit of fraudulent-transfer and preference actions, and litigation related to badfaith bankruptcy filings, Ponzi schemes and § 363 sales.Katie is particularly devoted to pro bono legal work, and she represents various innocence projects across the country. She is very proud of the results achieved from her work on an amicus brief for the Innocence Project in New York City that led to the release of a woman imprisoned for almost a decade because of junk science related to fiber evidence. She also represents New York Law School’s legal services and innocence project work, as well as low-income individuals in adoption matters in New York. In addition, as the women’s network coordinator for her firm, she has mentored female attorneys at her firm and organized women’s events.
Stress is no doubt an ever-present component when dealing with bankruptcy properties, yet despite this, Katie has time and again demonstrated the ability to navigate these intricate scenarios with both poise and grace.