Kathryn E. Bettini

Associate

Overview

Katie Bettini is a litigator with extensive experience managing and mitigating risk for her clients. Katie's practice focuses on the defense of class action litigation, antitrust litigation, and complex commercial litigation involving a wide array of legal theories and claims. She has represented clients from a wide range of industries, including health care, hospitality, sports, financial services, neutraceuticals and manufacturing.

Katie has experience in all aspects of civil litigation, ranging from thoughtful and pragmatic pre-litigation defense strategy to motion practice, discovery, settlement and trial.

Prior to joining the firm, Katie externed for the Hon. Mary H. Murguia in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and for the U.S. Attorney’s Office. In law school, she served as executive managing editor for the Arizona State Law Journal and as a board member for the Executive Moot Court Board. She also volunteered as mentor for the National Hispanic Bar Association Mentoring Program.

Personal Interests

In her free time, Katie enjoys travel, gastronomy, live music, hiking and cooking.

Credentials

Bar Admissions

Admitted only in Arizona; supervision by principals of the firm admitted to the D.C. bar
Arizona

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona

Education

Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
J.D. cum laude, Arizona State Law Journal (executive managing editor) (2015)

Arizona State University
B.S. in Political Science, summa cum laude (2010)

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

Katie has an active pro bono practice. Most recently, Katie has volunteered her time to assist with a project designed to protect the human rights of vulnerable criminal defendants, such as journalists, protesters, women, religious and ethnic minorities and LGBTQ+ persons, in foreign jurisdictions.

Professional Associations

  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Maricopa County Bar Association

Honors

  • Best Lawyers® — "Ones to Watch," Commercial Litigation, 2021-22
  • Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing, 2016
  • Willard H. Pedrick Scholar, 2012-15
  • John J. Dawson Memorial Scholarship Recipient, 2014
  • Ronald Jay Cohen Excellence in Advocacy Award Recipient, 2013

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