• PRACTICE FOCUS+
  • EDUCATION+
    • Tulane University Law School
      J.D., cum laude, 1994; Phi Kappa Phi; Recipient, CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Civil Law Obligations
    • Louisiana State University
      B.A., cum laude, 1991
  • ADMISSIONS+
    • Louisiana
  • CLERKSHIP+
    • Judicial Law Clerk to the Hon. Donald E. Walter, U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana

Katherine Karam

Katherine Karam practices in the area of insurance and reinsurance. She serves as local, regional and national coverage counsel for both foreign and domestic insurance companies. She counsels clients, resolves coverage disputes and manages litigation involving myriad insurance issues under the laws of states in all regions of the United States. Her experience extends to a variety of coverage issues, including those arising out of third-party claims involving environmental and toxic tort, marine/oil and gas, construction defect, auto (transportation, garage, uninsured motorist), personal and advertising injury, and first-party property loss.

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Katherine Karam practices in the area of insurance and reinsurance. She serves as local, regional and national coverage counsel for both foreign and domestic insurance companies. She counsels clients, resolves coverage disputes and manages litigation involving myriad insurance issues under the laws of states in all regions of the United States. Her experience extends to a variety of coverage issues, including those arising out of third-party claims involving environmental and toxic tort, marine/oil and gas, construction defect, auto (transportation, garage, uninsured motorist), personal and advertising injury, and first-party property loss.

Ms. Karam routinely counsels clients and resolves complex coverage matters involving issues of multi-year trigger and allocation, additional insured and contractual indemnity, as well as extra-contractual liability arising of state-specific claims handling guidelines or time limit demands. In addition to post-claim advices to clients, she counsels clients on effective claims handling practices, risk management and avoidance procedures and provides underwriting assistance for manuscript policy language.

Ms. Karam hires and manages lawyers around the country in her capacity as national coordinating counsel and, within the firm, she mentors and manages a team of coverage attorneys in the Insurance and Reinsurance practice. 

Ms. Karam also serves as a member of the firm’s Operations Committee.

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Memberships & Affiliations

  • International Association of Claim Professionals (General Counsel)
  • Louisiana State Bar Association - Insurance, Tort, Workers Compensation and Admiralty Law Section
  • New Orleans Bar Association - Insurance Law Section
  • American Bar Association - Tort, Trials and Insurance Section
  • Defense Research Institute

Recognition

  • The Best Lawyers in America© - Insurance, Litigation - Insurance