Katherine is an associate in the Litigation Department. She represents both businesses and individuals in a wide variety of complex civil litigation. Katherine's practice focuses on higher education, intellectual property, defamation, invasion of privacy, contracts, property law, and commercial litigation.
•Drafted a winning trial and appellate brief for a charitable foundation in a continuing trespass case , which resulted in a judgment from the Rhode Island Supreme Court to remove an oceanfront mansion that encroached upon the foundation's parkland.
•Achieved a favorable settlement for a financial institution in a case involving defamation and chapter 93A claims.
•Defended the depositions of two witnesses in an adverse possession case arising out of a boundary dispute in Martha's Vineyard.
•Drafted student handbook policies for medical school to ensure compliance with Title IV regulations.
•Orchestrated a settlement structure for a pro bono client that resulted in continuous payment of funds that had been overdue for two years prior to the firm's entry into the case.
•Drafted a successful opposition to a motion for insufficient service of process in a patent case where service was effectuated on a foreign defendant.
•Katherine's practice includes litigation of defamation, invasion of privacy, fraud, trademark and patent infringement, trespass, and contract claims, as well as advisory work for colleges and universities involving internal investigations and disciplinary proceedings, compliance with federal and state anti-discrimination, privacy, campus security and other laws, and employment matters.
Before Edwards Wildman
Before joining the firm, Katherine interned at the Land Court of Massachusetts for the Honorable Charles W. Trombly, drafting judicial opinions and attending daily court sessions. At Boston College Law School, Katherine served as Executive Editor of the Environmental Affairs Law Review where she published her article on the effectiveness of citizen suits against greenhouse gas-emitting companies. While in college, Katherine interned at two Massachusetts litigation firms.
Besides Edwards Wildman
Katherine has studied classical piano for 18 years and has performed both solo and chamber music works in the Boston area and in Spain. When not in the office, Katherine can be found honing her tennis game or practicing her drive on the golf course.
Defense of Charitable Foundation in Public Park Dispute
In September 2012, a team of our Real Estate and Litigation lawyers in Boston and Providence secured a judgment ordering a real estate developer to tear down a $2 million waterfront home constructed entirely on an abutting public park in Narragansett, Rhode Island owned by our client, a charitable foundation.
Edwards Wildman's Katie Guarino to Serve on the Board of Directors for the Holy Cross Alumni Association
January 6, 2014
Greater Boston Legal Services Recognizes Edwards Wildman for Outstanding Performance in the GBLS Associates' Drive
June 27, 2013
Edwards Wildman's Mark Freel and Katie Guarino Address Continuing Trespass Issues in Real Estate Forum
January 29, 2013
Writing for Inside Counsel, John Tumilty and Katherine Guarino Review Confusing Provisions of UDAAP
September 14, 2012