• Pennsylvania
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Virginia


  • George Mason University School of Law, JD, cum laude
  • Vanderbilt University, BE
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Katherine Pauley Barecchia

Of Counsel

Philadelphia, PA v. +1.215.569.5368 f. +

Kate Barecchia concentrates her practice on pre-litigation disputes and litigation in both state and federal courts involving a wide variety of issues. In those matters, Ms. Barecchia focuses on practical ways to resolve clients’ problems.

Prior to rejoining Blank Rome, Ms. Barecchia served as assistant general counsel to SunGard Data Systems (now FIS) where she supported all business units within the SunGard portfolio and handled litigation on behalf of SunGard both domestically and internationally. She was also responsible for SunGard’s litigation readiness, including managing data in compliance with international privacy laws and implementing an eDiscovery program. Additionally, she managed SunGard’s patent, trademark, and copyright portfolios.

Before SunGard, Ms. Barecchia was an associate at Blank Rome and handled cases involving intellectual property, M&A, consumer finance, and other issues. During that time, she received the Edwin P. Rome Achievement Award for excellence in pro bono.

Ms. Barecchia is fluent in French.


Ms. Barecchia has served as a member of Blank Rome’s Pro Bono Committee and is a past member of the Executive Committee for the Washington Area Vanderbilt Alumni Association. She is also a member of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution.