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 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, served 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 (NAPABA) liaison to the American Bar Association’s Commission On Youth At Risk, and as a mentor and advisory board member for the School-To-College diversity pipeline program. She is a board member of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Central Ohio and Chair of its Mentorship Committee. Professor Lee serves on the Board of Directors of the Association of Legal Writing Directors (ALWD). She is Chair of the Legal Writing Institute’s (LWI) Scholarship Development & Outreach Committee and a member of the LWI 2018 Biennial Conference Program Committee.
Professor Lee writes and speaks on topics related to the legal profession; legal research and writing; negotiations; mentoring; and pedagogy. In 2016, Professor Lee presented at the LWI Biennial Conference on designing social justice problems for the legal writing curriculum and in the LWI Global Legal Writing Skills webinar series on teaching international graduate students. She recently gave a CLE presentation entitled “Finding Power in Quieter Parts of Negotiation Process.” In 2015, Professor Lee presented at the ALWD Biennial Conference and the Southeastern Association of Law Schools Conference. In 2014, she delivered a “PED Talk” at the National Legal Mentoring Consortium Conference.
Professor Lee teaches the Business of Law seminar, Legal Analysis and Writing 1 and 2, Legal Negotiations and Settlements, and LL.M. Legal Writing. In the summer of 2017, Professor Lee will teach Business Negotiations in a Global Environment at the University of Oxford in England in the University of Oxford-The Ohio State University Summer Law Program. Professor Lee is the Director of the LL.M. Legal Writing program. Professor Lee 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 recipient of the Bar Association of San Francisco’s Award of Merit. She is a member of the California State Bar.