Katherine J. Henry

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Katherine J. Henry

Partner
Katherine Henry represents policyholders seeking insurance coverage for first- and third-party liabilities under all types of insurance policies issued in the United States and abroad, including property (including contingent business interruption), inland marine, uninsured and underinsured motorists, commercial general liability, products liability, healthcare, directors and officers (and entity coverage), professional liability, errors and omissions, and crime and fidelity policies.  Ms. Henry represents clients in all types of disputed matters, including civil litigation in state and federal courts at all levels (including bankruptcy courts) arbitration, mediation, and regulatory proceedings before state insurance commissioners.  She also restructures historic insurance programs and assists clients with claims management processes.  Ms. Henry advises clients on insurance placement and renewal, including terms and conditions for standard-form and manuscript insurance policies of all types.  She also advises clients on contractual insurance terms and conditions, including preparing initial terms and compliance with contractual obligations.

Katherine Henry represents policyholders seeking insurance coverage for first- and third-party liabilities under all types of insurance policies issued in the United States and abroad, including property (including contingent business interruption), inland marine, uninsured and underinsured motorists, commercial general liability, products liability, healthcare, directors and officers (and entity coverage), professional liability, errors and omissions, and crime and fidelity policies.  Ms. Henry represents clients in all types of disputed matters, including civil litigation in state and federal courts at all levels (including bankruptcy courts) arbitration, mediation, and regulatory proceedings before state insurance commissioners.  She also restructures historic insurance programs and assists clients with claims management processes.  Ms. Henry advises clients on insurance placement and renewal, including terms and conditions for standard-form and manuscript insurance policies of all types.  She also advises clients on contractual insurance terms and conditions, including preparing initial terms and compliance with contractual obligations.

Ms. Henry has represented clients in both the United States and in London on coverage matters. Ms. Henry's past and present policyholder clients include two of the world's largest automakers, the world's largest home improvement specialty retailer, a vacuum cleaner manufacturer, a major utility company, numerous health care-related entities, a private-equity investment firm, various banks and financial institutions, and a national trade association for the gases and welding industry.

In addition to her policyholder coverage practice, Ms. Henry provides clients with strategic advice and solutions for complex legal disputes outside of the insurance coverage arena. Her experience includes formulating a litigation and negotiation strategy that led to the industry-wide settlement of claims brought by the entire payphone industry as well as crafting a nationwide insurance coverage strategy for welding distributors.

Ms. Henry is also an effective appellate advocate and has appeared before numerous federal and state appellate courts, including en banc panels, on a wide variety of matters.

Experience

Katherine represents clients in both the United States and in London on coverage matters. She has successfully resolved a major coverage dispute for the world’s largest automaker and for the gases and welding industry. She has also resolved an industry wide telecommunications dispute for payphone providers nationwide.

Distinctions

  • Listed in Chambers USA, Noted Practitioner, Insurance: Policyholder – District of Columbia, 2014
  • American Law Institute, 2001 to present
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, 2001 to present
  • National Association of Women Lawyers, Past President

Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • National Association of Women Lawyers (1995 - Present), Liason to ABA Commission on Women in the Profession (2000-2004); Past President (2001-2002); Immediate Past President (2000-2001); President (1999-2000); President Elect (1998-1999); Member, Board of Directors (1998-2004)

You May Not Know

Katherine worked as a real estate broker before attending law school and as an Intermediate Paramedic while attending college. She is an avid dressage rider and trains at the Grand Prix level. Katherine and her husband Bill are the blessed parents of adorable identical twin daughters who keep their Mom and Dad happily busy.