Dr. Katharina Kolb
Managing Partner, Munich Office

Dr. Katharine Kolb

Dr. Kolb is the managing partner of Lieff Cabraser’s Munich office and heads Lieff Cabraser’s German litigation practice. She advises on all aspects of German and European antitrust and competition law as well as German tort and liability law. Dr. Kolb has broad experience in the structuring and coordination of complex multi-jurisdictional litigation and collective redress cases. She regularly advises financial investors and litigation funders with respect to the investment into different types of litigation and the purchase of reimbursement and damages claims. Dr. Kolb frequently represents individuals and companies as well as litigation vehicles in front of the German courts.

Who is Who Legal recognizes Dr. Kolb as one of the world’s “Future Leaders” in competition. Lawdragon has included Dr. Kolb in its first-ever published “Lawdragon 500 Global Plaintiff Lawyers” list as being part of a “remarkable, globe-spanning group of advocats” who “are standouts in antitrust and competition, investor and shareholder rights, mass torts and aviation accidents”.

Dr. Kolb is a member of the ABA, The European Circle for Competition Damages, the Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht, and the Münchener Kartellrechtsforum. Dr. Kolb serves as a Vice Chair of the ABA’s Global Private Litigation Committee and as a board member of the Competition Litigation Forum. Dr. Kolb is co-editor of the “Handbuch Prozessfinanzierung” published by C.H. Beck Verlag.

Dr. Kolb speaks German, English, and French.

  • Second German State Exam, Munich, Germany, 2010
  • Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany,
    Dissertation, 2008
  • First German State Exam, Munich, Germany, 2007
  • American Bar Association, Global Private Litigation Committee, Vice-Chair
  • The European Circle for Competition Damages, Member
  • Competition Litigation Forum, Board Member
  • Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht, Member
  • Münchener Kartellrechtsforum, Member
  • Speaker, “Private Enforcement and Collective Redress in Europe”, ABA Antitrust Law Section Webinar, February 2024
  • Speaker, SGP Private Enforcement Conference, October 2023
  • Moderator, “Private Damages Actions: The In-House Perspective”, ABA Global Private Litigation Conference, June 2023
  • Author, Die Finanzierung privater Rechtsstreitigkeiten durch Dritte – Aktuelle Entwicklungen in Europa“, DisputeResolution – Das Online-Magazin für Streitbeilegung, Ausgabe 1 – 2023
  • Author, “Private Litigation and Third-Party Litigation Funding: Developments in Europe”, Antitrust Law Section, Antitrust Newsletter, February 2023
  • Speaker, “Global Antitrust Litigation Update: Trucks, Bucks and More,” ABA Antitrust Law Section Webinar, February 2023
  • Panelist, “Collective Actions in Europe: An Update,” ABA Antitrust Law Section Program, June 2021
  • Speaker, “Trends in collective damages litigation,” GCR Connect: Germany 2021, May 2021
  • “20 Leading Lawyers in Cartel Damages Litigation in Germany”, JUVE 2024
  • “Lawdragon 500 Global Plaintiff Lawyers”, Lawdragon 2024