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, 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 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 program. She is a board member of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Central Ohio and Chair of its Mentorship Committee. In 2016, Professor Lee was elected to the Board of Directors of the national organization, the Association of Legal Writing Directors (ALWD). She was recently named Chair of the Legal Writing Institute’s (LWI) Scholarship Development and Outreach Committee for the 2016-2018 term. Professor Lee is a recipient of the Bar Association of San Francisco’s Award of Merit.
Professor Lee writes and speaks on topics related to the legal profession; legal research and writing; mentoring; and pedagogy. In May 2016, Professor Lee presented in the LWI Global Legal Writing Skills webinar series. Also in 2016, she will participate on the panel Creating Space for Justice in LRW Programs at the LWI 17th Biennial Conference and on a Workshop on Legal Education scholarship panel at the Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) Conference. In 2015, Professor Lee presented at the ALWD Biennial Conference and at the SEALS Conference. She delivered a “PED Talk” at the 2014 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. 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. She is a member of the California State Bar.