Katherine S. Ritchey

Katherine S. Ritchey
Firm: Jones Day
Address: 555 California Street
26th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: (415) 875-5728
Fax: (415) 875-5700
E-mail: Contact Us
Web site: http://www.jonesday.com

Position Areas of Practice Bar Admissions
Education Published Works Representative Cases
Lawyer Profile:

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.

Current Employment Position(s):

Areas of Practice:
Trial Practice
ERISA & Other Employee Benefits Litigation
Financial Institutions Litigation & Regulation
Business and Tort Litigation (USA)
Global Disputes
Privacy & Data Security
Bar Admissions:
University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California
Honors: cum laude
Honors: Order of the Coif
Honors: Thurston Honor Society
Law Journal: Hastings Law Journal

University of California, Berkeley, California
Honors: with honors
Major: Economics
Major: Political Science

Published Works:
Hertz Corp. v. Friend: The Supreme Court Endorses the "Nerve Center" Test for Corporate Citizenship, 2010

Recent Developments In ERISA Law in the Ninth Circuit, ABA Tort & Insurance Practice Section Committee News, 2000

Representative Cases:
Chevron obtains defense victory in highly publicized Nigerian human rights case (2009)
Standard Insurance favorably settles suit alleging ERISA and ADA violations (2010)
Standard Insurance successfully appeals dismissal of complaint to preserve its preferred federal forum
Standard Insurance successfully dismisses ERISA class action (2010)
West Practice Categories:
Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) -- Employee, Employment, Litigation & Appeals

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