Settled First DOJ ADA Case

Kate successfully settled the first case brought by the Department of Justice under the ADA, Becker v. CPA Review.

ADA Supreme Court Win

Kate’s case, Bragdon v. Abbott, protecting the rights of individuals with HIV and AIDs to routine healthcare, was upheld in the U.S. Supreme Court.

Drafted Current ADA Regulations

Kate drafted and ushered through notice and comment rulemaking 5 major regulations, including the 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 transportation, and accessible technology.

Created DOJ Internal Accessibility Guidelines

Kate developed the Department of Justice’s internal policies on reasonable accommodation and accessibility.

Supervised U.S. Attorney Offices

Kate supervised cases and initiatives in 80 U.S. Attorney’s Offices across the country, training Assistant U.S. Attorneys with no prior background in civil rights.

Accessible Technology and Web

Kate helped develop the Department’s policies on internet accessibility and to ensure the accessibility of e-readers and other technologies when used by covered entities.

Healthcare Initiatives

Kate spearheaded several initiatives to promote broad accessibility in healthcare.

Stadium and Arena Design

Kate’s early settlements in Candlestick Park and Ellerbe Becket 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 cases of first impression addressing novel legal issues, such as the Department's first contractor and architect liability cases.