Katelyn A. Kuwata has successfully represented private and public sector clients in complex civil litigation in state and federal court. She has experience across a variety of matters, including white collar defense, entertainment, employment, and commercial litigation.  A former Registered Nurse, she also has an in-depth knowledge of the health care industry and related disputes.

Ms. Kuwata has an active pro bono practice. She has counseled immigrant detainees on behalf of the ACLU and supported Planned Parenthood in its legal efforts to secure women’s reproductive rights.

Education

Loyola Law School, J.D., 2017

  • Magna cum laude
  • Order of the Coif
  • Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review, Technical Editor

University of Pennsylvania, B.S., Nursing, 2008

Clerkships

U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 2015

  • Judicial Extern, Hon. R. Gary Klausner

Complex Civil Litigation

  • Served as an integral member of a team that represented a large public entity on immigration issues, including drafting numerous amicus briefs and public comments to further the entity’s support of immigrant residents.
  • Served as a key member of a team that defeated class certification and won summary judgment on behalf of a Fortune 500 Company.

White Collar Defense

  • Engaged in extensive discovery, conducted witness interviews, and assisted in counseling a Medicare Advantage organization in connection with an investigation into alleged anti-kickback statute and false claims violations.
  • Counseled numerous clients in connection with investigations by the Department of Justice.

Pro Bono

  • Conducted intake interviews of immigrant detainees being held at United States Penitentiary, Victorville.
  • Served as a key member of an impact litigation team that crafted a federal case involving reproductive rights.
  • Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles
  • Warren Christopher Scholarship Program Mentor, 2018–present
  • O’Melveny & Myers, LLP

   Associate, 2017–2019

  • California, 2017