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Kathleen Balthrop Havener

About Kathleen Havener

About me

Kathleen Havener, a 1991 honors graduate of Harvard Law School, began her law school career when her three daughters were 8, 5, and 4 years old respectively, and beginning fourth grade, kindergarten, and pre-school.  Accordingly, Kathleen is an expert in time management.

Ms. Havener’s career has included 17 years in big firms and 5 years in her own small firm.  She has managed cases ranging from antitrust to zoning and nearly everything in between.  Kathleen has participated as liaison counsel in multidistrict litigation, and has worked on corporate employee raiding cases, securities fraud litigation, environmental regulation, multi-billion dollar corporate tax controversies, intellectual property litigation, insurance coverage disputes, government contracts bid protests, administrative proceedings before the United States Department of Transportation and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, complex commercial foreclosure actions and numerous appellate proceedings.  Ms. Havener is experienced in mediation and arbitration, including international arbitration.  Early in her career, Ms. Havener represented the World Cup USA 1994 as Venue Legal Counsel in the Washington DC venue, coordinating safety and security arrangements with 20 separate law enforcement and security agencies throughout the DC Metropolitan Area.  

Along with her law practice, Kathleen is active in the American Bar Association currently serving as a member of the Presidential Council on Racial & Ethnic Diversity in the Educational Pipeline.  She formerly served as Co-Director of Division VI (The Profession) of the Section of Litigation after a three year term as Co-Chair of the Section’s Woman Advocate Committee.  Kathleen is passionately committed to gender, racial, and ethnic diversity in the legal profession.

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