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Kate Wallace
Partner

Contact

(T) +1.617.449.6893
(F) +1.617.449.6999

Education

  • University of Southern California (J.D. 2004; Executive Editor, Interdisciplinary Law Journal); Vassar College (B.A. in Economics and Geology, with departmental honors, 2001)

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts and California

Kate Wallace has substantial experience litigating and trying cases in a broad range of complex commercial matters, with an emphasis on antitrust and unfair competition litigation. She has extensive experience representing companies in nationwide consumer class actions and in complex civil litigation through trial, in both state and federal courts. Kate also represents companies in antitrust government investigations and enforcement actions, merger reviews, and counseling. In 2016, she was named a "Rising Star Under 40" by Law360, one of only seven antitrust lawyers named in the U.S.

Kate represents clients in a variety of industries, including health care, technology, retail, grocery stores, and car rental. In 2012, she was part of the trial team that obtained a defense jury verdict on an antitrust group boycott claim filed against Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. She also helped obtain a defense jury verdict on antitrust claims filed against Macy's and The May Company, a verdict which was ranked as one of the "Top Ten Defense Verdicts" of 2007 by the Daily Journal.

Kate maintains an active pro bono practice and most recently successfully negotiated a $30,000 settlement for her client facing eviction.

Kate currently serves as a vice chair of the ABA Antitrust Section's Civil Practice and Procedure Committee. She also has co-chaired and vice chaired the Antitrust Law Committee for the ABA's Young Lawyers Division and served as the Young Lawyer Representative for the Antitrust Section's Unilateral Conduct Committee. Kate has published numerous articles on emerging antitrust issues.


Honors & Distinctions

  • Named to the inaugural issue of Who's Who Legal: Competition — Future Leaders (2017)

    Southern California Super Lawyers: "Rising Star" (2012-2016); Up-And-Coming 50 Women (2015-2016)

    Recommended in The Legal 500 US (2015) for antitrust — cartel and antitrust — civil litigation/class actions

    "The Top LA Women Lawyers" — Los Angeles Magazine (2012-2015)
Kate Wallace