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Katherine Stadler

Katherine Stadler

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Katherine Stadler

Katherine Stadler ("Katie") is a shareholder in the Litigation and Business Finance, Bankruptcy & Restructuring Practice Groups in the Madison office.

Katie's practice emphasizes bankruptcy and insolvency-related litigation and appellate work. Most recently, she has represented the Fee Examiner in the General Motors bankruptcy and the Fee Committee in the Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc. matter. Named a 2013 Woman in the Law by the Wisconsin Law Journal, Katie completed her undergraduate education at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, receiving her B.A. with distinction in international relations. She received her J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law with a concentration in litigation and alternative dispute resolution.

Representative Experience

  • In re: Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc.
  • In re: General Motors Corporation
  • Waller v. American Transmission Co., LLC, 2013 WI 77
  • Superl Sequoia Ltd. v. The Carlson Group, Inc., 615 F.3d 831 (7th Cir. 2010)
  • Wisconsin Mall Properties, LLC v. Younkers, Inc., 2006 WI 95, 293 Wis.2d 573, 717 N.W.2d 703 __
  • Wischer v. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America, Inc.,279 Wis.2d 4, 694 N.W.2d 320, 2005 WI 26
  • Wischer v. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America, Inc.,279 Wis.2d 4, 638, 673 N.W.2d 303, 2003 WI App 202
  • In re John Doe Proceeding, 260 Wis. 2d 653, 660 N.W.2d, 2003 WI 30
  • American Wood Dryers, Inc. v. Bombardier Capital, Inc., 305 F.Supp.2d 966 (W.D. Wis. 2002)
  • U.S. v. Utecht, 238 F.3D 882 (7th Cir. 2001)
  • City of Kaukauna, Wisconsin v. F.E.R.C., 214 F.3d 888 (7th Cir. 2000)

Admitted To Practice

Wisconsin - 1997

New York - 2011

Court Admissions

United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit
United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois
United States District Court, District of Colorado
United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
United States District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
United States District Court, Southern District of New York
United States District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
United States Supreme Court

Professional Associations

American Bankruptcy Institute
Dane County Bar Association
International Women's Insolvency and Restructuring Consortium
New York State Bar Association
State Bar of Wisconsin
Turnaround Management Association


Western District Bankruptcy Bar Association - Chair and Past Vice-Chair of Programming
YWCA Madison - Women's Leadership Committee


Listed in Best Lawyers (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/ Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2018 - present)

Recognized by Benchmark Litigation as a Local Future Star (2014, 2016, 2018 - present)

Recognized as a Wisconsin Super Lawyer (2014 - 2019)

Recognized as a Wisconsin Rising Star (2006 - 2008, 2010 - 2012)

Recognized as a Woman in the Law by the Wisconsin Law Journal (2013)


Juris Doctor, Northwestern University School of Law, 1997

Bachelor of Arts, University of Wisconsin-Madison, International Relations, with distinction

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