Kate Letcher is an associate with Nixon Peabody’s Complex Commercial Disputes practice group. She is a courtroom lawyer who represents individuals and entities in a wide variety of matters, including breach of contract, business torts, insurance coverage and defense, and professional liability.
I represent clients from a diverse range of industries in a variety of litigation matters in both state and federal courts. I assist in all phases of litigation, including drafting substantive motions involving motions to dismiss, motions to compel, and motions for summary judgment; drafting complaints, answers, pre-trial filings, and appellate briefs; preparing written discovery requests and responses; preparing and analyzing document productions; appearing and arguing motions in state and federal court; taking and defending party and expert depositions; participating in settlement conferences, and drafting settlement agreements.
My experience in conflict resolution includes representing clients in alternative dispute resolution formats such as mediation and arbitration. I recently served as trial counsel—including handling opening and closing argument—for a pharmaceutical manufacturer in two complex AAA arbitrations involving disputes with customers. In one, the arbitrator awarded our client the full amount of its claim, exceeding $2.7 million, as well as a discretionary award of attorneys’ fees and costs. In the other, the arbitrator ruled that the customer was not entitled to any damages on its $14 million breach of contract claim and that our client was entitled to approximately $250,000 in unpaid invoices, plus interest.
I am a former judicial extern for the Honorable Daniel P. Brennan, Cook County, Chancery Division, and a prosecutor/law clerk for Chicago Public Schools. Before joining NP, I was a litigation associate at two other law firms in Chicago.
I am following the evolving policies and laws pertaining to NCAA student athletes’ ability to be paid for their names, images, and likenesses (NIL).
In this press release, Nixon Peabody LLP is pleased to announce that three attorneys have been selected to participate in Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) programs for 2023.
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
DePaul University, B.A., cum laude
DePaul University College of Law, J.D.
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