Cole Schotz P.C.



Katherine M. Devanney
Delaware Office
500 Delaware Avenue, Suite 1410, Wilmington, DE 19801
T: 302-651-2015 / F: 302-574-2115
Legal Practice Assistant: Rachel Deely
T: 302-651-2502


Katherine’s practice lies at the intersection of litigation and bankruptcy and restructuring. As a litigator, she represents individuals and businesses of all sizes in an array of disputes before the Delaware District Court, Delaware Bankruptcy Court and Delaware state courts, as well as other courts throughout the country. She has a broad range of experience, including derivative and shareholder actions, breach of contract claims and employment litigation.

Katherine’s experience in bankruptcy court is equally diversified. Her representations include debtors, creditors, creditors’ committees, equity holders, lenders and other parties in interest across a range of industries, including in 363 sales and contested confirmations. Katherine also represents liquidating trustees, avoidance action defendants and assignees in state-level assignments for the benefit of creditors.

In law school, Katherine, who earned the highest grade in seven of her classes, was awarded the George F. Douglas Jr. Memorial Award for excellence in advocacy and the Robert J. and Mary Ellen Landy Award for excellence in ethics and professional responsibility. She spent her final semester working full-time at the Department of Justice Office of Professional Responsibility in Washington, D.C., and was honored as a pro bono advocate at graduation.


The Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law , J.D., magna cum laude, 2016Drexel University, B.S., summa cum laude, 2012

Bar & Court Admissions

Delaware, 2017United States District Court, District of Delaware, 2017



Excise Tax or Regulatory Fee? A Warning for Bankruptcy Practitioners and Cannabis Clients

As published in: 15 No. 14 Westlaw Journal Bankruptcy 01 November 15, 2018



Sexual Orientation: Discrimination Under Title VII: The Looming Supreme Court Battle

The Journal of the Delaware State Bar Association September 2018

Katherine M. Devanney