Kathy Hirata Chin concentrates her practice in health care and real estate litigation. Kathy and her fellow members of the health care practice group have successfully represented individual health care providers and associations of such providers in challenges to actions taken by state and federal agencies, including multiple suits regarding Medicaid reimbursement issues. Kathy has also defended an international dialysis services provider against RICO claims in federal court based on allegedly fraudulent billing activity, represented a pharmaceutical services provider in a billing dispute with a chain of nursing homes, defended home health agencies in suits brought by employees pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act, and represented other providers and associations of providers as plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of matters in federal and state court involving issues ranging from contract interpretation to cash receipts assessments to the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. As counsel to a religious institution, she has successfully defended claims of religious discrimination.
Kathy also has wide experience in various forms of real estate litigation, including disputes over transferable development rights, leasehold valuation, allocation of PILOT monies, and local law compliance issues. She has extensive experience with real estate foreclosures, having herself conducted or supervised foreclosures of numerous multimillion-dollar mortgages on various types of property, including office buildings, condominium complexes, and mixed-use buildings.
Kathy has been at Cadwalader since her graduation from Columbia University School of Law, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and Editor-in-Chief of the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law. She graduated, magna cum laude, from Princeton University. Kathy is admitted to practice in the State of New York; the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Eastern, and Northern Districts of New York; the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; and the Supreme Court of the United States.
From August 1995 until December 2001, Kathy served as a member of the New York City Planning Commission, nominated by Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani. Currently, she is a member of the New York City Commission to Combat Police Corruption, a position she has held since appointment by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg in August 2003.
Kathy was a member of Governor Mario M. Cuomo's Judicial Screening Committee for the First Judicial Department from 1992-1994 and of the Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel for the Eastern District of New York from 1992-1999. She has served as a member of the Gender Bias Committee of the Second Circuit Task Force on Gender, Racial and Ethnic Fairness, and on the New York County Lawyers Association's Task Force to Increase Diversity in the Legal Profession. She was a member of Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye's Commission to Promote Public Confidence in Judicial Elections from 2003-2006. In 2010, she was asked by Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman to serve on his Attorney Emeritus Advisory Council. Since March 2011, she has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Medicare Rights Center, a national, independent nonprofit organization dedicated to helping older adults and people with disabilities get good, affordable health care.
Kathy has served as a member of the New York County Lawyers Association's Board of Directors and of the Second Circuit Judicial Conference Planning and Program Committee, and is a member of the Asian American Bar Association of New York, the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the Federal Bar Council, and the New York County Lawyers Association.