Kate Hummel is an associate in the Los Angeles office. She is part of the firm’s commercial disputes and labor and employment practice groups. She focuses her practice on class action defense, business litigation, and labor, employment and workplace safety matters.
Her experience covers a variety of fields, including class action wage and hour litigation, antitrust litigation, false advertising, unfair competition, trade secret law, the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA), and violations of the California Fair Employment and Housing Act. Kate has defended financial institutions, national retailers, and other large companies in consumer class actions in federal court, as well as wage and hour class actions in state court.
Kate is experienced in many phases of litigation, including fact and expert discovery, dispositive motion practice, hearing attendance, trial preparation, arbitration preparation, arbitration, post-trial motions, and the appellate process.
Kate was a summer associate at K&L Gates, where she worked in commercial and employment disputes. She attended Loyola Law School and received recognition for excellence in legal research and writing. She was also a Note and Comment Editor for Loyola’s Entertainment Law Review and a legal research assistant for Professor Jennifer E. Rothman, who is a leading expert on the right of publicity.
Prior to her legal career, Kate attended the University of California, Los Angeles, where she graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Communications.