Katherine Solomon is a senior associate in the Litigation practice of Paul Hastings, based in the firm's New York office. Her practice focuses on the representation of entities in high stakes, complex civil court and arbitration proceedings, including matters involving contractual disputes, business torts, and trade secrets. She has also represented individuals and entities in regulatory enforcement and white collar criminal matters before various federal and state agencies. She has significant experience conducting internal investigations, including those involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
Prior to joining Paul Hastings, Ms. Solomon served as an Appellate Court Attorney at the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Fourth Department in Rochester, New York.
Ms. Solomon received her J.D. in 2011 from Columbia Law School, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and a notes editor for the Journal of Transnational Law. She received her B.A. in Chinese Language (Mandarin), magna cum laude, from Hamilton College in 2008. Ms. Solomon is a member of the bar of the State of New York and is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.
Serving as pro bono appellate counsel, in collaboration with the Duke Law Wrongful Convictions Clinic, on the federal habeas appeal and related evidentiary hearing of a matter currently pending in North Carolina District Court.
Serving as pro bono counsel, in collaboration with Kids In Need of Defense, for several unaccompanied minors from Central America.
Successfully obtained asylum relief, after an Immigration Court trial in which Ms. Solomon was first chair, for an individual escaping persecution based on his sexual orientation.
Successfully obtained asylum relief, after an Asylum Office proceeding in which Ms. Solomon was first chair, for a young individual fleeing gender-based persecution.
Multiple FinTech start-ups in investigations by federal and state regulators on issues involving online lending processes and related fees.
Delaware LLC members in connection with a partnership dispute, involving allegations of fraud and breach of contract and fiduciary duties, pending in Delaware Chancery Court.
An executive in DOJ investigations and parallel civil proceedings relating to the securitization and servicing of mortgage-backed assets.
A global clinical research organization (CRO), as respondent, in an arbitration proceeding brought by a biopharmaceutical company, which sought over $1 billion in damages for fraud and contract claims. Among other things, Respondent's counsel obtained an injunction prohibiting Claimant from making certain types of statements in publications and promotions and successfully moved to dismiss certain claims. Following the arbitration trial in which Respondent successfully asserted a counterclaim, the arbitrator issued a net award to the Claimant of approximately only 0.2% of the amount it sought.
An investment bank underwriter syndicate in defense of federal securities class action relating to SeaWorld Entertainment Inc.'s initial and secondary public stock offerings.
Several different types of companies, as claimant, in arbitration proceedings that resulted in settlement.
Global pharmaceutical, technology, and other companies in connection with various internal investigations.