Kathleen M.K. Owen

Senior Public Policy Career Associate

Wheeling, W.V. (GOIC)

Kate is a Senior Career Associate in Orrick’s Global Operations Center in Wheeling, West Virginia, where she is a member of the Public Policy Group.  Kate's practice at Orrick includes assisting with compliance issues related to insurance regulations, estate and claims administration for insurance conservation and liquidation matters, and state legislative strategies.   

Previously, Kate was a Senior Associate at Reed Smith LLP in Pittsburgh. She was a member of the firm’s Insurance Recovery group and an affiliate member of the Commercial Litigation group, where she began her practice. At Reed Smith, Kate represented clients in a wide range of complex commercial litigation matters, and she gained substantial experience coordinating and handling discovery, including eDiscovery. She also represented policyholders in insurance coverage disputes, including counseling, negotiation, litigation and dispute resolution related to a variety of insurance policy forms. Kate’s pro bono legal work focused on adoption cases.

After practicing law at Reed Smith and prior to joining Orrick, Kate taught two semesters of an online “Business and Organizational Writing” course for Chatham University as an adjunct instructor.