Recently named a "Winning Litigator" by The National Law Journal, Kate Wallace is a first-chair trial lawyer with experience in a broad range of complex commercial matters, with an emphasis on antitrust and unfair competition litigation. She represents companies in class actions and in complex civil litigation through trial, in both state and federal courts. Kate is the administrative partner for the Boston Office.
In March 2019, Kate successfully defended R.J. Reynolds in a Massachusetts wrongful death lawsuit. In June 2018, she successfully represented the Boston Red Sox in a two-week jury trial in the first-ever "foul ball" trial in Massachusetts. In 2016, Kate was named a "competition rising star" by Law360, one of only seven antitrust lawyers named in the United States. In 2012, she was part of the trial team that obtained a defense jury verdict on an antitrust claim filed against Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. She also helped obtain a defense jury verdict on class action antitrust claims filed against Macy's, 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 also serves on the board of Prosperity Catalyst, an organization that launches and incubates women-led businesses in distressed regions.
Kate has been an active member of the ABA Antitrust Section's leadership for the past decade and currently is the chair of the Civil Practice and Procedure Committee. She has published numerous articles on emerging antitrust issues.
Antitrust Alert: FTC Closes Investigation of Merger of Office Depot and OfficeMax Office Supply Superstores
Antitrust Alert: FTC Expands Premerger Notification Requirements to Cover Certain Pharmaceutical Patent Licenses
The Wonderful World of Tying, The 101 Practice Series: Breaking Down the Basics, The American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division
- February 1, 2018
Have Coupon Settlements Reached Their Expiration Date, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
- January 9, 20192019 Town Hall, ABA Antitrust Section, Civil Practice and Procedure Committee
- November 6, 2018Sufficiently Conspicuous? Enforcing Online Arbitration Agreements
- May 14, 2018Procedural Steps and Pitfalls in Antitrust Class Actions, ABA Antitrust Section, Civil Practice and Procedure Committee
- December 6, 2017Class Action Killer or Business as Usual? Rule 23(b)(3) and the Predominance Requirement, ABA Antitrust Section, Civil Practice and Procedure Committee
- November 14, 2016You've Been Sued: Now What? Initiation of Antitrust Litigation from the Plaintiff, Defense, and In-House Perspective
- July 29, 2015Divestiture Remedies After FTC v. Sysco and Applied Materials/Tokyo Electron: Some Thoughts and Takeaways, ABA Antitrust Section, Federal Civil Enforcement Committee
- January 28, 2015Start the New Year with the Section of Antitrust Law!, ABA Section of Antitrust Law Membership and Diversity Committee.
- May 16, 2014Mock Hearing: Tightening Trends in Class Certification or Business as Usual?, program chair, ABA YLD Spring Conference
- July 23, 2013Collective Redress in the European Union, MCLE Presentation
- January 16, 2013Nuts and Bolts of a Monopoly Case, ABA Section of Antitrust Law, Unilateral Conduct Committee
- February 14, 2012The Doctrinal and Practical Aspects of Rule of Reason, Quick Look, and Truncated Rule of Reason Analysis in Section 1 Cases, ABA Section of Antitrust Law, Joint Conduct Committee
- January 18, 2012East & West: Monopolization Updates from Canada and China, ABA Section of Antitrust Law, Unilateral Conduct Committee
- December 6, 2010Hart-Scott-Rodino Premerger Notification Program Basics, ABA Section of Antitrust Law, Young Lawyers Division Antitrust Committee
- June 30, 2010False Advertising Law 101: Substantive Issues, ABA Section of Antitrust Law, Young Lawyers Division Antitrust Committee
- University of Southern California (J.D. 2004; Executive Editor, Interdisciplinary Law Journal); Vassar College (B.A. in Economics and Geology, with departmental honors, 2001)
- Massachusetts and California
"Winning Litigator" — The National Law Journal (2018)
"Future Leader" — Who's Who Legal: Competition (2017)
"Rising Star Under 40," Law360 (2016)
Massachusetts Super Lawyers: "Rising Star" for antitrust litigation (2018)
Southern California Super Lawyers: "Rising Star" (2012-2018); Up-and-Coming 50 Women (2015-2018); Up-and-Coming 100 (2018)
Recommended in The Legal 500 US for Antitrust cartel & civil litigation (2015; 2018); Dispute Resolution: general commercial disputes (2019)