Kate Krause has been arbitrating and mediating complex construction and commercial cases for more than 20 years. Her practice is informed by 35 years of experience as a litigator in state and federal cases, outside counsel to a multi-national general contractor, and a consultant with a prominent construction expert witness firm.
As an arbitrator, Kate has served on panels and as sole arbitrator on numerous multi-party cases involving claims in the millions of dollars, many continuing to award. She has successfully managed all aspects of the arbitration process, including contested discovery and dispositive motions, third-party discovery, preparation of e-discovery plans, issuance of interim awards, joinder issues, and disputes regarding expert reports and testimony.
Kate’s construction practice has included arbitration and litigation of U.S. and international commercial and industrial construction disputes, expert analysis of delay, acceleration, and lost productivity claims, and contract negotiation and drafting. She has represented owners, developers, architects, engineers, prime contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers with claims in the hundreds of millions of dollars.
Kate also has extensive experience in a wide range of complex commercial litigation and contract negotiation and preparation, including corporate officer and director liability and internal investigations, employment law, intellectual property, contract and tort claims, commercial real estate, and banking law.