Kathy P. Josephson

Partner
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Chicago Office
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Overview

Kathy P. Josephson concentrates her practice on complex commercial litigation involving insurance and health care fraud and Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) matters. She also counsels insurers on best claims handling practices and litigation strategies designed to reduce exposure to internal and external fraud. Kathy has extensive experience in working with insurance companies across the country to identify fraudulent claim trends and the parties driving systemic fraudulent claims activity before they are made, as well as in formulating recovery strategies.

Kathy successfully represents insurers in several federal jury trials involving claims for fraud, conspiracy, RICO, unjust enrichment, and deceptive and unfair trade practices against providers. Kathy has earned default judgments and settlements in RICO, fraud and unjust enrichment claims around the country.

Kathy also represents clients in intellectual property matters. 

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Experience
  • Representation of one of the nation’s largest auto insurers against a soft-tissue injury clinic and its owners. Obtained a jury verdict in federal court in Florida for approximately $4.5 million, attorney fees and costs, and a declaration that the insurer did not owe approximately $700,000 in pending bills. It was proven that medical examinations were improper, diagnoses were predetermined, and every patient was treated pursuant to a predetermined protocol. As a result, numerous bad-faith lawsuits against the insurer were prevented that had been threatened by the clinic and insureds that had been allowed to intervene.
  • Representation of one of the nation’s largest auto insurers and obtained a $230,000 jury verdict in a federal court in Orlando in a lawsuit against the operator of a business that provided fraudulent medical reports purporting to interpret electrodiagnostic tests and spinal ultrasounds.
  • Representation of one of the nation’s largest auto insurers against an attorney, who was also a psychiatrist, and a former adjuster who had committed fraud in connection with nine catastrophic injury claims for no-fault benefits. Obtained a $4.2 million jury verdict in a federal court in Michigan and the court also voided purported settlement agreements relating to the claims because they had been procured through fraud. The verdicts were affirmed by the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and the US Supreme Court denied a petition for a writ of certiorari.
  • Representation of one of the nation’s largest auto insurers in a RICO and fraud case brought, and in less than a year settled, against a neurologist in Michigan alleging that he submitted hundreds of fraudulent bills for neurological evaluations, diagnostic tests, and vestibular and physical therapy purportedly rendered to victims of automobile accidents.
  • Representation of a leading workers’ compensation insurance provider in a RICO and fraud action brought and settled in federal court in Texas against health care providers including doctors, hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers and a large compounding pharmacy involved in submitting millions of dollars worth of fraudulent workers’ compensation claims.
  • Representation of one of the nation’s largest auto insurers in a lawsuit—which alleged RICO, fraud and unjust enrichment claims—brought against dozens of individuals and entities that were involved in a complex no-fault fraud scheme to recover millions of dollars that the defendants stole through their submission of false invoices for durable medical equipment, as well as unlawful charges for medical services purportedly performed by clinics secretly owned by laypersons in violation of New York law. Obtained a case-terminating default judgment in federal court in New York as a discovery sanction against a primary defendant who destroyed wiretap evidence produced to him in a parallel criminal proceeding.
  • Representation of a multimedia entertainment company—that publishes an internationally circulated magazine, operates television networks, and distributes programming via mobile and online platforms—and obtained a $440,000 judgment against evasive Portuguese publishers for breaching an international trademark license agreement.

Recognition

Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2013–2014

Education

  • JD, Northwestern University School of Law
  • BA, Northwestern University

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois

Recognition

2013–2014
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