Kaela T. Bauer



Kaela Bauer works with clients to build and protect their brands, both in the U.S. and internationally. She guides companies through the complete trademark life cycle — from brand creation and clearance to registration, enforcement and continuing maintenance.

Before focusing her practice on brand management, Kaela helped clients navigate the legal landscapes of finance and restructuring, spending four years working with transactions and litigation in the financial sector.

Kaela served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Chief Justice Heavican of the Nebraska Supreme Court, where she performed extensive research for cases, assisted in preparation for oral arguments and drafted various documents on issues of first impression.

During law school, Kaela served as a clerk with a German law firm where she supported trademark clearance, enforcement and litigation. She was also an intern with the U.S. Department of State at the U.S. Mission to International Organizations in Vienna.


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota


Nebraska Supreme Court, Hon. Chief Justice Michael G. Heavican, 2016-2018




Creighton University School of Law
J.D. cum laude, Creighton International & Comparative Law Journal (Lead Articles Editor) (2016)

University of San Diego
B.A. in International Relations, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa (2012)


  • Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2020, 2022
  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2019 
  • National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) — Outstanding Law Student Award, 2016
  • Saul Lefkowitz International Trademark Association Moot Court Competition National Finals — Best Brief, 2016
  • Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals — Fellow
Awards Methodology
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