Katie L. Birchenough
University at Albany, B.A., 2008, magna cum laude; Albany Law School of Union University, J.D., 2017, summa cum laude, Executive Editor of Miscarriages of Justice, Albany Law Review
Katie assists corporations, contractors, design professionals and owners in disputes concerning construction, commercial, administrative and environmental law, including breach of contract, land partition, zoning and land use issues.
Prior to joining Couch White, Katie was a Legislative Analyst for Program and Counsel at the New York State Assembly where she was a lead negotiator and drafter of many significant pieces of legislation, including the Protection of People with Special Needs Act of 2012. She also oversaw the negotiations of the Medicaid and mental hygiene budgets, including the implementation of Medicaid Redesign Team (“MRT”) proposals over several years.
New York State Courts
- Assisted with the revisions of the Sixth Edition of David Siegel’s New York Practice treatise.
- Drafted and negotiated significant legislation for Assembly Standing Committees on Mental Health; Social Services; and Children and Families.
- Analyzed the New York State Executive Budget, developed Assembly One-House Budget and participated in extensive negotiations of the New York State Enacted Budget.
- Assisted local healthcare facility in transforming its technology transfer program to meet the demands of the current medical device market, including best practices for technology marketing and commercialization, and the creation of standardized licensing agreements.
- Authored When Well-Intentioned Statutes Collide, New York State Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Journal (Fall 2017).
- Authored Luck of the Draw, Examining Disparities in Procedures and Outcomes Among Different Systems of Justice, Albany Law Review, Vol. 80 (2017).