Katherine Ritchey is a commercial litigator who has substantial experience in federal courts around the country and in California state courts, as well as before the California Public Utilities Commission. She has supervised all phases of litigation, has tried cases in federal and state courts, and has argued before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Katherine also has extensive experience with alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration. She serves on the Northern District of California's mediator panel.
Katherine has litigated a broad range of issues, including contract, fraud, misrepresentation, unfair business practice, banking, real estate, insurance, licensing, and Lanham Act claims. She has extensive experience with ERISA disputes, including Department of Labor investigations, fiduciary cases, and single plaintiff and class action benefits cases.
Recently, Katherine has advised several clients on data breaches, privacy, and data security issues. She manages real estate finance litigation for several banks, and also advises clients on ERISA litigation issues.
Katherine is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP). She has been a member of the Bar Association of San Francisco's Volunteer Legal Service Program Leadership Council since 2010.