Settled First DOJ ADA Case

Kate settled DOJ's first case under the ADA, Becker v. CPA Review.

ADA Supreme Court Win

Kate’s case, Abbott v. Bragdon, ensuring those with HIV and AIDs a right to routine healthcare, was upheld in the U.S. Supreme Court.

Drafted Current ADA Regulations

Kate drafted 5 major regulations, including DOJ's final updated ADA regulations that became effective in 2011 and 2012.

Managed Division Attorneys

Kate managed Division attorneys in the areas of accessibility in healthcare and colleges and universities, current HIV/AIDS policy, discrimination in Employment, and recent efforts to improve accessibility in criminal justice entities.

Created DOJ Internal Accessibility Guidelines

Kate managed Division attorneys in the areas of accessibility in healthcare and colleges and universities, current HIV/AIDS policy, discrimination in Employment, and recent efforts to improve accessibility in criminal justice entities.

Supervised U.S. Attorney Offices

Kate supervised thousands of cases and initiatives in 50 U.S. Attorney’s Offices across the country, training Assistant U.S. Attorneys with no prior background in affirmative and civil rights enforcement.

Accessible Technology and Web

Kate helped develop the Department’s policies on internet accessibility and helped ensure the accessibility of e-readers in university settings.

Healthcare Initiatives

Kate spearheaded several initiatives to promote broad accessibility in healthcare facilities and medical equipment.

Stadium and Arena Design

Kate’s early settlements in the Candlestick Park and Ellerby Beckett matters helped transform stadium and arena design.

Olmstead Integration

Kate spearheaded Federal efforts to ensure broad enforcement of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Olmstead v. L.C., that prohibits the unjustified segregation of individuals with disabilities.

Constitutional Cases

Kate defended the ADA against numerous constitutional challenges.

Novel or Complex Issues

Kate argued novel legal issues and matters of first impression, including the Department's first contractor and architect liability cases.