Biography

Kate combines legal experience with a science and environmental management background to creatively tailor effective litigation and compliance strategies.

While Kate’s experience with environmental law is broad, she has a strong background in water resources and environmental litigation. Her successful litigation experience involves civil and administrative enforcement proceedings, contaminated property matters, and appellate work.

In addition, Kate advises clients on a variety of regulatory compliance issues, including federal and state consumer product and chemical regulations. She also counsels clients operating in the industrial hemp and cannabis sector on the water and environmental regulations impacting their businesses.

Prior to joining Beveridge & Diamond, Kate was part of the natural resources and litigation teams at a regional firm, working with clients in the water and mining industries. During law school, Kate was selected for the Pace National Environmental Law Moot Court team, winning Best Brief for Appellant, and she received the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Scholarship. Kate also served as a legal intern with the U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of the Solicitor, in the Intermountain Regional Solicitor Office. Before law school, Kate worked in water quality for the Utah Department of Environmental Quality and has additional professional experience in land use regulation and planning. During graduate school, she published a study on large dam development. In college, she focused her capstone thesis research on transboundary water cooperation.

Kate is not admitted to practice in California. She is admitted to practice only in Utah.

Education

  • University of California - Los Angeles  (B.A., 2005)
    • Political Science
  • Yale University  (M.E.M., 2007)
  • University of Utah  (J.D., with High Honors, 2015)
    • Executive Board, Utah Law Review

Bar Admissions

  • Utah

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court – Utah

Professional Affiliations

  • ABA SEER Mining and Mineral Extraction Committee, Co-Chair
  • University of Utah College of Law Young Alumni Association, Board Member

Community Involvement

Since law school, Kate has maintained a commitment to pro bono legal service. She currently represents pro bono clients facing immigration issues.

Kate also coaches law students for both the Pace Environmental Moot Court and the National Energy & Sustainability Moot Court competitions, and she mentors students from her alma maters.