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   3Kathleen R. Pasulka-BrownChicago(312) 768-7800kpasulka-brown@pjjlaw.comkpasulka-brown@pjjlaw.comPugh Jones & Johnson PCwww.pjjlaw.comwww.pjjlaw.compasulkakathleen.jpgCommercial LitigationFederal Regulatory LawGovernmental, Municipal, Lobbying & Administrative LawTelecommunications Law
Kathleen R. Pasulka-Brownkpasulka-brown@pjjlaw.com
Pugh Jones & Johnson PChttp://www.pjjlaw.com
180 N LaSalle St 34th FL
Chicago IL 60601
Ph.(312) 768-7800 Fx.(312) 768-7801
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County:  Cook
Litigator:  Yes

Practice Description:  
Kathleen R. Pasulka-Brown is a Partner in Pugh, Jones & Johnson, P.C.’s Litigation Practice Group. She practices in commercial, insurance coverage, energy and telecommunications, real estate and other areas of complex civil litigation.

Kathleen has extensive experience in general commercial litigation matters, particularly cases involving insurance coverage, and in regulatory proceedings involving energy and telecommunications. She regularly analyzes insurance claims to provide counsel regarding the availability of coverage under CGL, D/O, E/O, EPL and other policies. She has litigated first and third-party insurance claims for both public and private entities, including claims involving property damage, business interruption, bodily injury, personal and advertising injury, sexual molestation, securities violations, and violations of constitutional rights. She has conducted multiple investigations on behalf of a governmental entity to support the assertion of claims against directors and officers of failed financial institutions. She managed litigation involving the disposition of a large block of commercial assets purchased from a failed financial institution. She also has handled multiple appeals.

Prior to joining the Firm, she was a Litigation Partner at the firm of Foley & Lardner.


Notable Cases and Results:  
Litigated insurance disputes involving coverage for property damage, bodily injury, trademark infringement and other advertising injury, fiduciary liability, theft, fire and water damages, and medical expenses.

Represented a major public utility in connection with audits of the reliability of its supply and delivery service; defended against claims asserted by the Office of the Attorney General; handled witness testimony and discovery in rate case proceedings; litigated customer complaint cases challenging billing and other business practices of both electric and gas utilities

Represented both wireline and wireless telecommunications carriers in regulatory proceedings involving the negotiation and arbitration of interconnection agreements; an expedited complaint proceeding involving service quality issues; a proceeding to prevent a municipality’s attempt to prohibit wireless service; and a rulemaking to establish service quality standards, which culminated in two appeals to the Illinois Appellate Court for the Fourth District that Kathleen successfully resolved.


Bar Admissions:  
Illinois
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
California
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court


Year of Birth:  1961

Law School:  Harvard Law School, J.D., 1986

Undergraduate School:  University of California at Los Angeles, B.A., 1983
Undergraduate School Honors/Involvement:  Cum laude

Employment History:  
Foley & Lardner, LLP - Chicago, Illinois - Partner - 2001 - 2008
General commercial litigation practice and litigation involving first and third party insurance disputes concerning property damage, bodily injury, advertising injury, fiduciary liability, theft, fire and water damage and medical expenses. Performed an extensive claims analysis and evaluation for a reinsurer. Also litigated significant energy and telecommunications matters, including the negotiation and arbitration of interconnection agreements.

Hopkins & Sutter - Chicago, Illinois - Partner - 1995- 2001
Represented both wireline and wireless telecommunications carriers in regulatory proceedings, litigated an expedited telecommunications complaint involving service quality issues; a proceeding to prevent a municipality’s attempted prohibition of wireless service; and a rulemaking initiated to establish service quality standards, which culminated in appeals to the Illinois Appellate Court for the Fourth District. Litigated energy matters, including an audit of the reliability of a major public utility’s supply and delivery services; defense of claims asserted by the Office of the Attorney General; and participated in rate case proceedings. Also litigated various general commercial litigation, employment and insurance matters.

Chapman and Cutler, LLP - Chicago, Illinois - Associate -1986- 1995
Represented banking and other clients in general litigation matters and litigated significant insurance coverage matters.


Bar/Professional Association Involvement:  
  • American Bar Association
  • Black Women Lawyers' Association

Awards; Honors; Distinctions:
  • Listed, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers
  • Illinois Super Lawyer, 2009-2016
  • Leading Lawyer, 2011-present


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