Kate A. Clendenen

Law Graduate


Kate Clendenen is a law graduate in the firm’s New York office and a member of the Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice group.

During law school, Kate worked as a judicial extern for the Hon. Edward J. Davila of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. She composed six orders that the court published, and helped initiate the Northern District’s endeavor to recruit more diverse law students. Kate also served as an editor of the Annual Survey of American Law for two years and as the Partnership & Diversity Co-Chair for Law Women at NYU School of Law.

Prior to law school, Kate worked as a Law Clerk for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, a Legal Intern for the Santa Clara County Public Defender’s Office, and a Legal Intern for the Social Justice Collaborative in the Bay Area. Kate also lived in Ecuador, where she volunteered full-time for Manna Project International, a local nonprofit focused on sustainable community development.

Kate is a former summer associate with Foley. She speaks Spanish and is not admitted to practice law in any state.


  • New York University School of Law (J.D., 2022)
    • Legal Research & Writing, Teaching Assistant
    • Annual Survey of American Law, Staff Editor
    • Law Women, Partnership & Diversity Co-Chair
    • Supreme Court Forum, Editor
    • NYU Racial Justice Clinic, Student Advocate
    • Latinx Law Students Association, Member
    • Women of Color Collective, Member
  • University of California, Los Angeles (B.A., magna cum laude, 2018)
    • Major: Human Biology and Society
    • Concentration: Bioethics and Public Science Policy
    • Research: Legal and ethical implications of direct-to-consumer genetic testing


Podcast Episode 95: Kate Clendenen, Associate
15 November 2022
Foley Career Perspectives