Fullerton Beck LLP, an all-women owned and managed firm, recently opened its doors in Westchester County, New York. The firm was co-founded by Katrine Beck, Class of 2000, who focuses her trial practice on general liability claims, municipal law matters, and commercial disputes.
"We are excited to open our firm here in Westchester County, where we have developed a professional network and respected reputation," Beck said in a statement.
The full-service litigation firm serves clients in New York City and its surrounding counties. Beck founded the venture with Eileen Fullerton, a former colleague at the New York City Law Department, Bronx Tort Division.
"Eileen and Katrine continued to stay in touch over the years and ultimately discovered that they shared a vision for teamwork, mentoring, and true partnership," the firm said in a statement. "This shared belief of these fundamental qualities along with putting the needs of clients before their own, was the catalyst for Eileen and Katrine to open Fullerton Beck LLP."
Beck was previously a partner at Vigorito, Barker, Porter & Patterson; Bleakley Platt & Schmidt; and Wilson Elsler. She started her career at the NYC Law Department Office of the Corporation Counsel in the Bronx, where she defended the city's agencies in tort litigation and civil jury trials.
In 2018, Beck was selected by her peers and recognized in
SuperLawyers magazine for the third straight year. She was named a "Forty under Forty" Rising Star by the Business Council of Westchester in 2012.
She is currently vice-chair of Girls Inc. of Westchester, and has served as a mentor with the National Association of Women Lawyers.
At Albany Law, Beck studied labor and employment law, and was a member of the
Albany Law Journal of Science and Technology. She earned her B.A., magna cum laude, from Ramapo College of New Jersey.