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. Professor Lee has represented Fortune 100 companies in all litigation phases, including discovery, trial, appeal, and dispute resolution proceedings. At a national law firm, 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 writes and speaks on topics related to the business of law; legal writing; negotiations; and mentoring. She is the author of several scholarly articles and the business of law coursebook, The Legal Career: Knowing the Business, Thriving in Practice (West Academic 2017). Professor Lee has presented at national and regional conferences, including the Association of Legal Writing Directors Biennial Conference, the Legal Writing Institute Biennial Conference, and the Southeastern Association of Law Schools Conference.
Professor Lee brings to her work leadership experience at a law firm and in the legal community. While a corporate litigator, she chaired her law firm’s recruiting committee and ran the firm’s San Francisco office summer associate program. She served on the Board of Directors of the Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) and as an advisory board member and mentor in the BASF School-To-College diversity pipeline program. She is a recipient of the BASF Award of Merit. Professor Lee is a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Legal Writing Directors (ALWD) and its Executive Committee. She chairs the Legal Writing Institute’s (LWI) Scholarship Development & Outreach Committee and serves on the LWI 2018 Biennial Conference Program Committee. Professor Lee is a board member of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Central Ohio and Chair of its Mentorship Committee.
Professor Lee teaches Business of Law, Legal Analysis and Writing 1 and 2, Legal Negotiations, and LL.M. Legal Writing. She has also taught Business Negotiations in a Global Environment at the University of Oxford, as part of the Oxford-Ohio State University Summer Law Program. Professor Lee is 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 University of California at Berkeley in 1997. She is a member of the California State Bar.