Professor Katrina Lee joined the faculty at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in 2011 after an accomplished career in complex litigation spanning more than 12 years. Based in San Francisco, she litigated in California state and federal district courts and in the areas of antitrust, real estate, construction defect, health care, and insurance coverage. She has represented Fortune 100 companies in all litigation phases, including discovery, trial, appeal, and alternative dispute resolution proceedings. At the national law firm Nossaman LLP, she was elevated to equity partner in her seventh year of practice, making her one of the youngest ever in that firm’s history to achieve that distinction.
Professor Lee has taken on leadership roles in the law firm context and in the greater legal community. She chaired her law firm’s recruiting committee, participated on the diversity committee, and ran her office’s summer associate program. She has served on the Board of Directors of the Bar Association of San Francisco, as the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association’s liaison to the American Bar Association’s Commission On Youth At Risk, and as a mentor in the School-To-College program. She is a board member of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Central Ohio and Chair of its Mentorship Committee.
Professor Lee speaks regularly on topics related to the legal profession, legal writing pedagogy, and mentoring. In May 2014, she delivered a PED Talk at the National Legal Mentoring Consortium Conference. In April 2015, she will speak at the Ninth Annual Meeting of Law School Diversity Professionals.
Professor Lee teaches the Business of Law seminar, Legal Analysis and Writing 1 and 2, Legal Negotiations and Settlements, and LLM Legal Writing. She triple-majored at the University of California at Berkeley, graduating in 1994, and received her J.D. from the Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California at Berkeley in 1997. Professor Lee is a member of the California State Bar.