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Kathleen "Kate" Repko

Kate Repko is an attorney in the Firm’s Litigation and Insurance Recovery Groups and based in the Washington D.C. office of Haynes Boone. Her practice focuses primarily on representing policyholders in complex insurance coverage disputes with their insurance carriers. Kate serves a wide variety of clients, including energy and construction companies, technology companies, developers, and manufacturing companies. She also provides policy review, coverage analysis, and counseling to policyholders on a variety of insurance policies, including general liability, directors & officers (D&O), commercial property, errors and omissions (professional liability), employment practices liability, and pollution liability policies.

Kate has diverse litigation experience including litigating cases involving environmental claims, commercial contracts, employment and insurance matters. She has extensive experience conducting witness interviews and depositions, managing discovery and negotiating cases to settlement. Kate believes that communication between attorney and client is essential to providing excellent service and strives to keep open communication with her clients.

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  • Successfully defended a mining company against CERLCA contribution for historic operations in USDC, District of Utah
  • Researched and drafted reclamation trust instruments for a mining company seeking to propose a mining reclamation trust to federal and state regulators
  • Researched and drafted an emergency response binder for a mining company with operations in the United States related to the transport of hazardous substances in the United States
  • Represented a facility owner in pursuing insurance coverage for defense and clean-up costs related to a hazardous waste discharge from its facility
  • Represented mining claim owners in a quiet title dispute
  • Conducted estate probates involving mineral interests in Colorado
  • Colorado Bar Association - Natural Resources and Energy Law Section, Vice Chair
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
  • “Company Relocating to Colorado? Check Your Noncompetition Agreement,” co-author, Law Week Colorado, June 26, 2017.


J.D., Duquesne University School of Law, 2010, cum laude

B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2007


District of Columbia


New Jersey


Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado

US District Court for the District of Maine

U.S. District Court for the District of Utah

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington

U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Press Release
Haynes Boone Wins Jury Verdict for Condo Developer
April 11, 2023

A Haynes and Boone, LLP litigation team helped client Curtis Park Group LLC win a jury verdict, finding that its insurer breached its Builders’ Risk policy and acted in bad faith by denying coverage for losses that arose during the construction of a large, four-building condominium project in Denver. The jury rejected the insurer’s argument that a construction defect exclusion applied to bar cover [...]