Kathy Lange has been representing plan fiduciaries and administrators in litigation involving employee benefit claims for more than 20 years. This niche involves navigating the procedural and substantive nuances of ERISA, customarily in federal court. Kathy's clients rely on her to adapt with agility to the ever-changing law developed in these courts, and provide sophisticated analysis and practical advice necessary to negotiate the specialized review standards and procedural labyrinth dictated by ERISA's statutes and regulations. In addition, Kathy’s advice to her clients reflects her understanding of their role as fiduciaries.

Kathy is part of a team of litigators who have represented these clients for many years, often insurance companies in their role of providing group insurance coverage to employers establishing benefits for their employees. Litigation arises not only in the pension benefit arena, but also with respect to benefits such as life insurance, disability, accidental death, and health. Additionally, when statutory compliance, fiduciary duty issues, and interpleader situations arise for these clients, they turn to Womble's team, with their responsiveness and collective knowledge, to meet their needs.

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    Contact information

    +1 704.331.4939
    kathy.lange@wbd-us.com
    +1 704.338.7852

    Bar admissions

    1991, North Carolina

    2013, South Carolina

    Admitted to practice before the following courts: all North Carolina and South Carolina State Courts; the United States District Court for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina; the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina; the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; and the United States Supreme Court

    Education

    • J.D., 1991, Wake Forest University School of Law
      • magna cum laude
      • Wake Forest Law Review
    • B.S., 1986, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Business Administration
      • Phi Beta Kappa