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 presents on topics related to the business of law; legal ethics; 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. The second edition was released in May 2020.
Professor Lee brings to her work leadership experience at a law firm and in the legal community. Professor Lee was elected President of the Association of Legal Writing Directors for the 2020-2021 term. She co-chaired the 2020 Legal Writing Institute Biennial Conference Committee. She is a board member of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Central Ohio and Chair of its Mentorship Committee. While a corporate litigator, she chaired her law firm’s recruiting committee and ran its San Francisco office summer associate program. She served on the Board of Directors of the Bar Association of San Francisco and as an advisory board member and mentor in the BASF School-To-College diversity pipeline program.
Professor Lee teaches Business of Law, Legal Analysis and Writing 1 and 2, Legal Negotiations, and LL.M. Legal Writing. She taught Business Negotiations in a Global Environment in the 2017 University of Oxford-Ohio State University Summer Law Program. Professor Lee serves as a Faculty Advisor for The Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution. She 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 University of California at Berkeley in 1997. She is a member of the California State Bar.