is a litigation partner at the firm, where she focuses her practice on environmental, toxic tort and class action litigation and Superfund and RCRA remediation matters. Since joining the firm in 2003, she has developed considerable experience in representing potentially responsible parties across the country in CERCLA and RCRA matters, in defending complex toxic tort claims for personal injury, wrongful death, medical monitoring and property damage, and in litigating federal, state and private enforcement actions under an array of environmental statutes. In addition to her litigation and remediation practice, Kate has also been involved for many years in activities involving Total Maximum Daily Loads (“TMDLs”) for toxic pollutants, advocating on behalf of individual clients and a regional coalition of industrial and municipal dischargers. Through this work, she has been able to develop a detailed understanding of the nuances of the Clean Water Act and the TMDL regulatory program, and the contours of TMDL litigation at the federal and state levels. Kate served as the firm's Hiring Partner for three years after chairing its Summer Associate Program for five years. Outside of the office, she teaches Toxic Tort Litigation as an adjunct professor at Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law.