SAN FRANCISCO – Kathryn
Richter recently was hired as a partner at the Sedgwick LLP firm in San Francisco.
Sedgwick LLP is an international firm that provides counseling, risk management, litigation
management, trial, appellate and transactional legal services. It was founded as a two-attorney firm in in 1933
in San Francisco and Sedgwick now has more than 300 attorneys in offices across
bring is a true business perspective, which I am repeatedly told by clients, is
unusual for lawyers, much less litigators,’’ Richter told the Northern
said that Sedgwick presents greater opportunities for herself and more
resources for her clients.
I am a litigator and I aggressively manage the outcome of numerous actively
litigated cases, I also work with clients to avoid litigation through
proactive strategies to minimize the incidence, cost and impact of litigation,"
According to her biography on the firm website, Richter’s practice
includes the representation of domestic and international entities involved in
real estate development and construction; architecture and engineering;
environmental and energy matters; manufacturing; retail; agriculture; health
and fitness; financial services and banking. Richter also has represented
municipalities and special districts in matters involving site failures,
environmental contamination, water rights and contamination.
partner with clients to identify opportunities that will deliver positive
change and prevention, including the promotion of and planning for ADR as an
effective and cost efficient business solution, both inside and outside the
organization,’’ Richter said.
has worked as a litigator in California state and federal courts, as well as
bankruptcy courts in California, New York and New Jersey.
She also has worked as a mediator with construction and real
estate experience. Kathryn has been a partner at national and regional law
firms, and has served as founding and managing partner of a multiple-location,
general litigation law firm. She also served as founder and principal of a
retained executive search and strategy consulting firm with an international
client base that included Fortune 100 firms, as well as private and emerging
for-profit and nonprofit organizations.
She is a member of the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring
Confederation (IWIRC) and was the co-chair of the Northern
California Chapter of IWIRC. She also founded and developed
Adopt-A-Business, a business incubator for emerging women and minority-owned
"Kathryn has extensive experience in her field and brings a unique
perspective not only as an attorney but as an entrepreneur and founder
of an incubator for women and minority-owned businesses," Sedgwick Chair
Michael Healy said in a release. "We are thrilled to have her on our team and look
forward to all that she will add to our service to clients, our firm and
the greater community."