Kate Skeele is a litigation attorney in Holland & Knight's New York office, where she represents clients in state and federal litigation, mediation and arbitration matters. Ms. Skeele is experienced in offering guidance from litigation avoidance and pre-dispute stages through resolution of disputes.
Ms. Skeele's practice is substantially comprised of commercial and business litigation and disputes, including business tort, fraud and defamation claims, as well as breach of contract disputes. She also defends class-action lawsuits and represents manufacturers, distributors and their insurers in the product liability and toxic tort arena.
In addition, Ms. Skeele counsels clients in a wide range of industries, including real estate, technology, media, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, distribution, healthcare and finance. She has particular interest and experience in advising entrepreneurs, startups and emerging growth companies in litigation and litigation avoidance/risk management.
While at Fordham University School of Law, Ms. Skeele served on the Moot Court Board, was a board member for the school's Legal Education and Advocacy Project (LEAP) for Youth, interned for Justice John Leventhal of the New York State Supreme Court – Criminal Branch, and participated in Fordham's Criminal Defense Clinic. She was a Stein Scholar in Public Interest Law and Ethics.
- Fordham University School of Law, J.D.
- Wesleyan University, B.A., Government
- New Jersey
- New York
- Holland & Knight Pro Bono All-Star, 2020