Kathleen J. Covarrubias is an associate in the firm’s Litigation Department with experience in complex commercial cases, intellectual property disputes, and appellate matters. She also maintains an active pro bono practice and has served as lead counsel in numerous asylum proceedings.
As a member of the complex commercial litigation practice, Ms. Covarrubias has worked on two high-profile trade secrets litigation matters, one resulting in a $940 million jury verdict, the other resulting in a $130 million settlement on the first day of trial. She has also assisted in a significant internal investigation and an international monitorship, in addition to arbitration matters on behalf of a Fortune 200 energy company.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Covarrubias served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Ruggero J. Aldisert, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Ms. Covarrubias also completed externships for the Honorable Stephen R. Reinhardt, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in 2011 and the Honorable Orville A. Armstrong, California Court of Appeal for the Second District in 2010.
Ms. Covarrubias received her B.A., cum laude, from the University of California, Los Angeles and her J.D. from the University of Southern California Law School. While in law school, Ms. Covarrubias served as senior copy editor for the Southern California Law Review and as a teaching fellow for the USC Legal Writing and Advocacy Program. She also mediated cases for the Los Angeles County Superior Court as a member of the USC Mediation Clinic.