J.D., Stanford Law School (2015)
B.S., Magna Cum Laude, Psychology, Yale University (2012)
The Honorable Sri Srinivasan
U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho
9th Circuit Court of Appeals
Kate Falkenstien is a partner in Reichman Jorgensen's Silicon Valley office. Her trial and litigation practice spans a broad range of disputes, including intellectual property and complex commercial litigation. She represents both plaintiffs and defendants with an efficient and analytical approach that aims to find practical solutions for her clients. Kate particularly enjoys brief writing, oral argument, and damages analysis. She also maintains an active pro bono practice focusing on litigation over prison conditions, and she manages the firm’s lateral associate hiring and law school recruiting.
Prior to joining Reichman Jorgensen, Kate served as a law clerk to Judge Sri Srinivasan on the D.C. Circuit. She is a graduate of Stanford Law School, where she was a Kirkland & Ellis Scholar, an honor awarded to the top student in each small section. She also received eight Gerald Gunther Prizes for Outstanding Performance. Kate received her undergraduate degree from Yale University, where she served as the president of the Yale Debate Association and was named the top speaker at the national debate championships.
· Representation of Densify in securing a $236 million patent infringement verdict against VMware in the District of Delaware.
· Counsel for Droplets in patent litigation against Yahoo and Nordstrom in the Northern District of California, and in corporate dissolution proceedings in Delaware Chancery Court.
· Counsel for Arconic in multiple lawsuits asserting misappropriation of trade secrets, including cases in Georgia and Pennsylvania
· Lead counsel for Candesant in defense of a breach-of-contract dispute in California state court.
· On a pro bono basis, lead counsel in the district court and Ninth Circuit for several prison inmates suing the California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation for unconstitutional sleep deprivation.
Benchmark Litigation has recognized Kate as a “Future Star.”