Kathryn Ward has great knowledge in post accident legal liability and has particular experience in handling the legal aftermath of major air accidents.

Kathryn defends numerous carriers in passenger, cargo and baggage claims brought against them based on the Montreal Convention 1999, EU Regulation 261/04 and EU Regulation 1107/06. She also regularly represents operators, airports and ground handlers, as well as handling product liability claims against product manufacturers and MROs. In addition, Kathryn is regularly instructed in the field of general aviation and on insurance coverage. In a commercial context, Kathryn represents carriers in contractual disputes and advises on issues surrounding aircraft ownership and repossession.

Kathryn is a Spanish speaker and much of her work focuses on Latin America through DLA Piper's Air Law Alliance, including handling claims for Cubana de Aviación, Aerocaribbean, ENSA, and Cuban Airports and airside operations owned by ECASA.