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Katherine Mateo


Olshan Frome Wolosky

Katherine Mateo is Counsel focusing on complex litigation at Olshan Frome Wolosky in New York.

For nearly a decade, Kat has helped clients navigate claims and investigations. From single-plaintiff cases to class actions, she has achieved favorable results at trial, on appeal, through arbitration, mediation and negotiated settlement.

Kat has handled a range of commercial disputes including those involving intellectual property, securities, fraud, breach of contract, white-collar defense, transactional matters, bankruptcy, antitrust, and toxic tort. She has prevailed in cases related to residential mortgage-backed securities and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigations, has steered clients through internal investigations, and successfully defended both individual and corporate clients in major cross-border criminal investigations.

Multinational companies, financial institutions, executives and directors, and high-net-worth individuals rely on Kat’s broad experience throughout all phases of litigation, from crafting pretrial strategies and settlements to trials, appeals, and alternative dispute resolution mechanisms. Working closely with her clients, she identifies pragmatic, cost-effective strategies that manage risk and align with each client’s business objectives and needs. With her clients’ goals front and center, she focuses on the critical issues at stake, positioning clients for successful outcomes at every case stage.

Recent Articles by Katherine Mateo

The Rise of IP Lawsuits When Posting Images: How to Navigate and Avoid Copyright Infringement Issues

Picture this: You own a women’s swimwear business. You engage your customers by curating eye-popping images on social media that exude athleticism and style. While browsing online, you find a photo posted by someone else of a woman in one of your pink swimsuits diving into a pool. You instantly know that this woman is exactly who your customers want to be! You share it on your profile with the caption, “Making waves wherever I go” and link to your swimsuit for purchase. Within hours the post racks up 50,000 likes and 2,000 swimsuit orders. But the excitement quickly wears off when you receive an email from a law firm representing the photographer, claiming you infringed her copyright.