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Kerrin McCormick Kowach, J.D.


Courses Taught

Commercial Transactions, Conflict of Laws, Evidence & Advocacy, Legal Analysis, Research and Communication, Moot Court I, Moot Court II, Trial Advocacy, Remedies


B.A., Villanova University, 1990
J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1993

Practice Areas

  • Accountant Liability
  • Business Associations
  • Civil Procedure
  • Legal Writing
  • Professional Negligence Litigation
  • Securities Law

Professional Organizations and Associations

Kowach is a member of the Missouri bar. She is active in a number of community organizations and serves on the Boards of the Gateway Arch Park Foundation, Laumeier Sculpture Park, the Central Institute for the Deaf, and the Women’s Exchange of St. Louis.

Community Work and Service

Following law school, Professor Kowach clerked for the Honorable Deborah K. Chasanow of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland and Judge Irma Raker of Maryland’s highest court, the Maryland Court of Appeals. After a year at a D.C. area law firm, Professor Kowach relocated to Pittsburgh and spent several years as an associate at Kirkpatrick & Lockhart (now K&L Gates). She then joined Cohen & Grigsby P.C. (now Dentons Cohen & Grigsby), a Pittsburgh-based law firm, where she specialized in complex and high-stakes commercial litigation. Kowach’s practice included the defense of securities fraud actions, class actions, and financial statements litigation. She appeared in trial and appellate courts throughout the country and also handled arbitration actions governed by AAA and FINRA arbitration rules. In addition to her practice, Kowach spent five years as her firm’s hiring partner, was the deputy director of the firm’s litigation group, and served on the firm’s management committee.