MIAMI, FL – January 12, 2015 – Berger Singerman, Florida’s business law firm, is pleased to announce that Kathleen (Katie) S. Phang has joined the firm as a partner and member of the Dispute Resolution Team. She will be resident in the firm’s Miami office.

Phang represents a diverse group of clients in commercial litigation matters. She has more than 15 years of trial experience in state and federal courts. Prior to joining Berger Singerman, Phang was a founding partner with Arrastia, Capote & Phang, LLP. Previously, she held positions at the Miami-Dade County and Broward County State Attorney’s office, where she rose to the level of homicide prosecutor and Division Chief. As a former prosecutor and private practitioner, she has tried dozens of jury and bench trials throughout Florida, several of which as lead trial counsel.

“Berger Singerman’s collaborative and entrepreneurial culture is what attracted me to the firm,” said Phang. “I am incredibly impressed with the depth of talent at Berger Singerman on every of its practice teams and the work ethic of my new team members. I had a number of options available to me when I decided to join a larger firm, and Berger Singerman is far and away the best platform for me and my clients.”

"Katie brings a wealth of trial experience, creativity, and energy to Berger Singerman,” said Paul Steven Singerman, Co-Chair of Berger Singerman. “Her legal skills, leadership ability, achievements, community involvement, and dedication to client service are perfectly compatible with our firm culture. We are proud to welcome her to the team.”

Rated AV-Preeminent, Phang has been recognized as a Top Lawyer in Corporate and Business Law by South Florida Legal Guide and Florida Trend’s Legal Elite, and as a Rising Star by the Daily Business Review. She is also a frequent legal expert on Fox News and other national media outlets.

She is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Miami School of Law, and serves on the Dade County Bar Association’s Board of Directors and as the Treasurer of Miami-Dade FAWL. She also serves on the Executive Committees of Dress for Success Miami and Friends of the New World Symphony. She earned her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law, and her B.A. from Yale University.