Kate Dion focuses her practice on all aspects of civil and criminal litigation. She frequently handles cases related to education, government and internal investigations, and business disputes.
Kate represents private schools, colleges, and universities in a variety of civil matters, such as tuition disputes, allegations of staff misconduct, and Title IX matters. She has assisted her clients in reaching favorable settlements in several employee misconduct actions. She also successfully represented a university and professor in a defamation claim.
Investigations and Criminal Defense
Kate also assists public and private companies with internal investigations on a variety of matters including financial wrongdoing and regulatory non-compliance. While investigating the embezzlement of hundreds of thousands of dollars from a health care organization, she obtained a full confession from the former chief financial officer, and helped coordinate with federal agencies, which led to the CFO's criminal conviction. she has assisted with multiple corporate embezzlement investigations, helping to catch those responsible and recover stolen funds.
By appointment of a judge in the United States District Court in Connecticut, Kate represented an indigent defendant facing federal murder charges in a month long jury trial.
Kate represents clients across the country in a variety of business disputes. Her courtroom experience ranges from federal and state jury trials to arbitrations and appeals. She has handled several class actions involving consumer products, including food, cosmetics, and dietary supplements. Kate obtained a favorable mid-trial settlement for a defense contractor in a dispute involving allegations of breach of contract and breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing. Recently, she obtained a verdict in favor of her client in a shareholder dispute action.