EDUCATION2001, B.A., University of Pennsylvania
2006, J.D., Washington University School of Law
2006 - 2007, Law Clerk to the Honorable Matthew D. Carrafiello, Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County, Civil Division Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
BAR ADMISSIONSNew Jersey Pennsylvania
COURT ADMISSIONSU.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
U.S. Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Katherine Wang focuses her practice on complex product liability defense and appellate practice in the defense of high stakes cases of personal injury and property damage in state and federal litigation across the country. In this role, Kate works closely with the firm’s trial teams and clients across varied practice areas in developing pre-litigation and litigation strategies in state and federal courts throughout the country. Kate drives the trial teams’ strategic analysis of potential appellate issues that arise during trial, as well as during pre- and post-trial proceedings. She plays an integral role in the extensive motion practice involved in bringing cases to trial, as well as the briefing necessary at all stages of a case to ensure legal issues are presented and preserved to ensure the highest chance of success at trial and on appeal.
In addition to her appellate expertise, Kate’s extensive knowledge in complex substantive and procedural areas of law makes her a vital resource for difficult and novel questions facing the firm’s attorneys and clients. She has briefed a wide variety of topics, including product defect claims, crashworthiness, institutional liability, civil and appellate procedure, contractual disputes, contribution and indemnification issues, class actions, and many other significant legal issues relevant to the firm’s defense of catastrophic loss claims. Kate regularly keeps the firm and her clients abreast of current and developing legal issues in a variety of areas including legislative action, trending issues of substantive law, and changes to federal and state procedures.
Kate grew up in Massachusetts and Connecticut and now resides with her husband and three children in the suburbs of Philadelphia, but she remains a loyal fan of New England sports teams.
- Tincher v. Omega Flex, Inc.
- Espinoza v. Ford Motor Company
- Martinez v. American Honda Motor Co.
- Kostecki v. Omega Flex, Inc.
- Parr v. Ford Motor Company
- Miller v. Ford Motor Company
- Elick v. Ford Motor Company
- Parola v. Brinker International
- Mabey Bridge & Shore, Inc. v. Biehler
- Kiak v. Crown Equipment Corporation
- Reed v. Toyota Motor Corporation
- Reznik v. American Honda Motor Co.
- American Bar Association
- Pennsylvania Bar Association
- Defense Research Institute
- Pennsylvania Association of Defense Counsel
- Executive Articles Editor for Global Studies Law Review
- Wiley Rutledge Moot Court Quarterfinalist
- Environmental Moot Court Executive Board
Campbell Conroy & O’Neil Obtains Summary Judgment in American Family Mutual Insurance Company v. Omega Flex, Inc.
Bill Conroy, Lynne Ingram, Kate Wang, and Erin Grewe obtained summary judgment on all of plaintiffs’ claims in Mark Shanley, Amy Shanley, and American Family Mutual Insurance Company v. Omega Flex, Inc. pending before the Honorable Stephen L. Crocker in the United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin. In that case, plaintiffs…
Tincher v. Omega Flex, Inc.
On November 19, 2014, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania decided the case of Tincher v. Omega Flex, Inc., significantly changing the landscape of the state’s product liability law by adopting a new design defect test for strict product liability cases and unanimously overruling Azzarello v. Black Brothers Co., 391 A.2d 1020 (Pa. 1978). Campbell Campbell…
Campbell Conroy & O’Neil Obtains Personal Jurisdiction Dismissals in Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Wrongful Death Case
Campbell Conroy & O’Neil Achieves Appellate Win for Auto Manufacturer
Campbell, Conroy & O’Neil Obtains Defense Verdict in Product Liability Case
Feasibility in the Technological Age
Feasibility in the Technological Age, Winter 2011 ABA/TIPS Automobile Law Committee Newsletter, 2011
Feasibility in the Technological Age
Campbell Conroy & O’Neil Supports Challenge to Improper Venue
Tom Hinchey and Kate Wang co-authored an amicus curiae brief on behalf Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel (PADC) in support of the appellant in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court appeal of Hangey v. Husqvarna Professional Products, Inc. The appellant, Husqvarna, challenges the Superior Court decision that a national manufacturer “regularly conducts business” in Philadelphia County for…
Katherine Wang Presented CLE on Product Liability Defense Strategies in Pennsylvania
Katherine Wang presented at the March 15, 2022 Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel CLE program: “The Best Defense: Affirmative Strategies to Defend Product Liability Cases in Uncertain Times.” The program explored recent appellate decisions that impact product liability litigation, focusing on best practices and strategic tactics for counsel to raise and preserve critical defenses throughout…
CCO Amicus Filing in Support of Corporate Attorney-Client Rights
Campbell Conroy & O’Neil submitted a brief on behalf of Lawyers for Civil Justice, as amicus curiae, in support of Facebook, Inc., in the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts. Facebook’s appeal in Attorney General Maura Healey v. Facebook, Inc. raises significant issues surrounding the proper scope and application of the attorney-client privilege and attorney work…
Campbell Campbell Edwards & Conroy, P.C. Helps Beautify New Homeless Shelter in Philadelphia During Ford’s LAW’s Global Day of Service
Campbell Campbell Edwards & Conroy and Duane Morris attorneys spent Ford Motor Company’s Legal Alliance for Women’s (LAW) inaugural Global Day of Service painting the Bright Spaces and residence rooms at Jane Addams Place, Lutheran Settlement House’s new homeless shelter in North Philadelphia. CCE&C also donated many new and gently used clothing items and toys…