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Katherine M. Dugdale

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Partner

Katherine Dugdale is a partner in the firm's Litigation practice. Her practice focuses on intellectual property and general commercial litigation. She has particular experience in the area of trademark, copyright and related intellectual property litigation. She has handled copyright and trademark cases throughout the country. She currently represents the world's largest software developer in a comprehensive domestic brand integrity, trademark and copyright litigation effort, involving successful lawsuits in federal courts throughout the United States against retailers, suppliers, and vendors.

Other litigation matters include, representing a major airline in a commercial dispute and representing Internet companies in copyright and trade secret disputes. Katherine is also active in pro bono matters and is the chair of the pro bono committee for the Los Angeles office.

Professional Recognition

  • Listed in Law & Politics and Los Angeles magazines as a "Southern California Super Lawyers," 2007, 2008 and 2009; and as a “Southern California Rising Star,” 2004 - 2006

Professional Leadership

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member
  • Bet Tzedek, Justice Ball Committee

Related Employment

  • Piper Rudnick, Los Angeles, CA, Partner, 2002 - 2004
  • Preston Gates & Ellis, Partner, 2002
  • Preston Gates & Ellis, Associate, 1996 - 2002

Education

  • University of Southern California Law School, J.D., 1993
  • University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., 1989

Bar Admissions

  • California

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin