Kate E. Gehl is a senior counsel and business litigation attorney with Foley & Lardner LLP and a member of the Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Antitrust Practices. She has experience assisting Foley’s clients in a range of complex commercial litigation matters, including antitrust litigation, securities litigation, shareholder disputes, class action defense, contract disputes, and internal investigations. Kate has represented public companies and their directors and officers in class actions challenging merger transactions and proxy disclosures and in class actions under the PSLRA. Kate has also handled a wide range of matters dealing with corporate fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and shareholder derivative claims, as well as represented a diverse set of clients in a variety of antitrust lawsuits, including allegations of price-fixing, market allocation, and other horizontal and vertical restraints. Additionally, she has served as antitrust counsel to clients in the medical device and software industries in intellectual property disputes. More broadly, Kate's practice includes representing corporate clients in all types of business litigation in federal and state court.
Prior to joining Foley, Kate was a judicial clerk for the Honorable J.P. Stadtmueller, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, and she worked as a law clerk for the United States Office of Special Counsel in Washington, D.C.
Kate earned her law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School, magna cum laude. She graduated, with distinction, from The University of Wisconsin - Madison, with a bachelor’s degree in history.
Admissions and Professional Memberships
Kate is admitted to practice in the state of Wisconsin, and before the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. Kate serves as a Young Lawyer Representative on the ABA Section of Antitrust Law Trade, Sports & Professional Associations Committee and on the board of directors for the Milwaukee Young Lawyers Association. She previously served as a member of the Thomas E. Fairchild American Inn of Court. Kate is also a member of the American Bar Association, the Seventh Circuit Bar Association, the Milwaukee Bar Association, the Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association and the Association for Women Lawyers. Kate is actively involved in pro bono representation and she has argued before the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.