During college, Kate was a member of Georgetown University’s Varsity Women’s Crew. While in college and law school, she took advantage of opportunities to intern on Capitol Hill in a variety of capacities.
Following law school, Kate moved to Phoenix, Arizona to join a regional firm, focusing on civil litigation. In 2002, her career took her to Chicago, Illinois to work at a large international firm. While in Chicago, Kate’s practice focused on internal investigations and defending complex, class action litigation.
In 2009, Kate had the opportunity to join the Department of Justice as an Assistant US Attorney for the District of Nevada. As a federal prosecutor, Kate focused on white collar criminal investigations and prosecutions and lead the District’s criminal immigration program. During that time, she was nominated for a national award with the Department and selected by the U.S. District Court judges as an Attorney Representative and a member of the Local Rules Committee. In this role, Kate tried over fifteen federal jury trials and numerous federal bench trials.
In 2018, Kate started a new challenge, representing criminal defendants with the Federal Public Defender’s office. She left the FPD in 2021, to represent employers and employees in employment discrimination litigation with a small boutique firm.
On a personal note, Kate and her husband have two sons. They spend their free time at their sons’ hockey practices, walking their dogs, and volunteering in the community. Kate is a past President of the Junior League of Las Vegas.