Katherine J. Henry

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Katherine J. Henry

Partner
Katherine Henry represents policyholders seeking insurance coverage for first- and third-party liabilities, including property, commercial general liability, directors and officers (and entity coverage), errors and omissions, and mass torts (such as asbestos and environmental liabilities). 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. Ms. Henry also provides counseling and advice on insurance, including advice on negotiating terms and conditions for standard-form and manuscript insurance policies of all types both at initial placement and at renewal.

Katherine Henry represents policyholders seeking insurance coverage for first- and third-party liabilities, including property, commercial general liability, directors and officers (and entity coverage), errors and omissions, and mass torts (such as asbestos and environmental liabilities). 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. Ms. Henry also provides counseling and advice on insurance, including advice on negotiating terms and conditions for standard-form and manuscript insurance policies of all types both at initial placement and at renewal.

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

  • American Law Institute, 2001 to present
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, 2001 to present

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.