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Katherine Kao

Katherine’s experience includes representing individual and business clients in a wide range of civil litigation matters, including trade secret misappropriation, First Amendment issues, employment disputes and probate matters.

Education

  •  J.D., University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law
  •  B.A., University of California, Berkeley

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Experienced, forward-thinking advocates who go beyond the expected for clients in dispute prevention and resolution.

Our real estate practice is one of the largest in the American West, including Arizona, California, Colorado and Nevada with expertise in all aspects of the real estate development process, from due diligence, acquisition and finance, through land use permitting and entitlements, to leasing and sale.

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

  • Lead and support litigation in areas of mortgage and lending, easement and boundary
    line, contract/business disputes, wage and hour/wrongful termination, and trade secret
    misappropriation
  • Negotiate and settle cases
  • Prepare writs and appeals
  • Create and manage eDiscovery collection and review plans

AWARDS AND HONORS

  • Rising Star, Northern California Super Lawyers®, 2019

ARTICLES AND PRESENTATIONS

  •  Speaker, “The Devilish Details: Keeping an Eye Out for Mortgage Lien Irregularities That
    You May Not Have Bargained For,” Wendel Rosen Client Seminar, February 13, 2018
  • Speaker, “What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You!, “Wendel Rosen Client Seminar,
    November 8, 2017
  • Speaker, “Top 10 Employment Law Changes for 2017,” Wendel Rosen Client Seminar,
    January 25, 2017
  • Speaker, “Wages and Interest and Penalties, Oh My!” Wendel Rosen Client Seminar,
    October 13, 2016
  • Speaker, “Discipline Without Fear,” Wendel Rosen Client Seminar, April 6, 2016

PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

  • Member, Alameda County Bar Association

Admissions

  • California