Portrait of Kathryn Newman

Kathryn Newman


Kate is an experienced and refined trial attorney with extensive federal jury trial experience gained while serving as an Assistant US Attorney and Federal Public Defender. She also has comprehensive experience representing clients in commercial and business litigation matters, including shareholder and partnership disputes, contract, corporate law, fraud, and trademark litigation. Kate is well-versed in efficiently and effectively preparing trial strategy and communicating complex issues to juries, arbitrators, and judges. Her experience includes representation of clients in pre-litigation contexts, mediation and arbitration proceedings, and before state and federal courts and agencies. Kate’s professional experience in the courtroom is matched by her commitment to her community and the development of women. From her time as the President of Junior League of Las Vegas to her expansive mentoring and training volunteer hours, Kate has invested in improving her community and in bringing up the next generation of women leaders in Las Vegas.
  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1999
    • Executive Editor, The State and Local Tax Lawyer, 1998-1999
    • Dean’s List, 1996-1999
  • Georgetown University, B.A., 1995
    • Varsity Women’s Crew
Bar Admissions
  • Nevada
  • Arizona
  • Illinois
  • Nominee, Director’s Award, Department of Justice
  • Volunteer of the Year, Chicago Bar Association
Professional Involvement
  • Lawyer Representative, U.S. District Court for District of Nevada, 2017–2021
  • Lawyer Representative, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2019-2021
  • Member, Southern Nevada Association of Women Lawyers
  • Member and Group Leader, Howard D. McKibben American Inn of Courts
  • Arbitrator and Mediator, Fee Dispute Resolution Committee, 2016–present
  • Co-Chair, American Bar Association, Pro Bono Subcommittee, Trial Section, Litigation Committee, 2006–2008
  • Chair, Class Action Section, Chicago Bar Association, 2007–2009
  • Member, Clark County Bar Association
  • Member, Federal Bar Association
  • Member, Criminal Local Rules Committee U.S. District Court for District of Nevada
  • Adjunct Professor, DePaul University Law School
Community Involvement
  • President, Junior League of Las Vegas
  • Leadership Las Vegas, Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce, Class of 2019
Publications / Presentations
  • Moderator, Ninth Circuit Chief Judges’ Annual Meeting, First Step Act Presentation, March 2021
  • Panelist, Chicago Bar Association, A Securities Class Action
  • Courts Rule Consumers Cannot Challenge Arbitration Clauses Until They Are invoked, Bloomberg Corporate Law Journal, Vol. 2, Issue 1, Winter 2007
  • Circuits Split On A Court’s Authority to Compel Arbitration in Other Districts, Bloomberg Law Reports, Vol 2, No. 1., January/February 2006