A. Kate Margolis

A. Kate Margolis

Counsel

Expertise

  • Cybersecurity and Privacy
  • Complex Business Litigation
  • Appellate

WSG Practice Industries

Activity

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
Mississippi, U.S.A.

Profile

Kate Margolis provides insurance coverage advice for policyholders. She knows that insurance coverage is essential to the long-term viability of any business. Kate helps policyholders preserve coverage both before and after a claim arises. She advises regarding terms and conditions and potential gaps in coverage when clients are evaluating their insurance programs.  For example, cyber insurance has fast become a crucial part of any insurance program. Kate recently co-authored the Guide to Cyber Insurance: Building a Program, Procuring Coverage, Managing Claims and Litigating Disputes, published by RIMS, the Risk Management SocietyTM.

When coverage disputes do arise, Kate is committed to cost-effective and creative solutions to achieve a satisfactory business resolution if possible and unrelenting advocacy when litigation is warranted. Kate has helped clients navigate roadblocks to coverage for nearly 20 years.

Appellate

Proper framing and presentation of a legal argument is key to success on appeal. Without it, meritorious appeals can be lost. Kate helps clients present their legal arguments in the most effective way possible. She most recently honed these skills as the principal brief writer in a bankruptcy appeal of national importance to the financial services industry. 

Governmental Affairs

Kate leverages her experience working in state government to assist with state and local issues, from municipal moratoria and election disputes to campaign finance and lobbyist reporting. She regularly handles petitions before the Mississippi Public Service Commission.

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 1999

Court Admissions
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Mississippi
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Mississippi

Education

  • University of Mississippi School of Law, J.D., 1999, summa cum laude; Outstanding Senior Law Student; Executive Articles Editor, Mississippi Law Journal; ABA Appellate Advocacy Team; Class Awards for Excellence in Federal Jurisdiction, Criminal Procedure, Torts, Contracts, and Property
  • Mississippi College, B.A., 1990, summa cum laude; Mortar Board; Omicron Delta Kappa; Sigma Tau Delta; Ralph McGill Fellowship
Areas of Practice

Appellate | Complex Business Litigation | Cybersecurity and Privacy | Governmental Affairs | Policyholder Insurance Coverage | Telecommunications and Utilities | Zoning and Land Use

Blogs

It Pays to Be Covered
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP 

Bradley's It Pays to Be Covered Blog discusses insurance law developments and industry trends in property and casualty insurance, including the growing cyber insurance market, coverage for drones, and blockchain exposures. We also address practical risk management strategies of interest to risk...