Kathleen E. Wegrzyn



Kate Wegrzyn (pronounced "Way Grin") is a partner and business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP.  Kate is chair of the firm’s Supply Chain team and is a co-chair of the Coronavirus Task Force. She is also a member of the firm’s Manufacturing Sector Advisory Board and is a member of the Food & Beverage team.

Kate's areas of focus include drafting commercial contracts and counseling businesses on supply chains matters, including force majeure issues, pricing, procurement strategies, dealer and customer arrangements, licensing issues, and logistics and transportation.

Kate is an author and editor of the following publications:

  • Foley's Supply Chain Desk Reference, which covers, among other things, the following topics: battle of the forms, distribution supply chain options, warranties, product recall and hazard reporting issues, indemnification, consequential damages and disclaimers, and nondisclosure agreements.
  • Foley's Blockchain in Supply Chain series, which explores the application of blockchain technology usage in the supply chain.
  • Foley's Accelerating Trends, an interactive report that provides frameworks and tools to address key supply chain considerations in moving production or sourcing out of China.


  • Kate assisted a major food brand in the negotiation of an exclusive brokerage agreement in connection with all of its sales to major big box stores.
  • Kate led an audit of all key customer contracts for a public company related to the imposition of surcharges and force majeure-related issues
  • Kate drafted and negotiated a contract manufacturing agreement for one of the key ingredients of a COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Kate represented a multinational consumer goods company in the negotiation of a license agreement in connection with travel-sized branded lotions to be placed into luxury hotels and spas throughout the country.
  • Kate represented a global food packaging company in connection with a $200 million supply agreement for the supply of paper products to a European entity.
  • Kate represented a public company on negotiating all of its laboratory services agreements for the provision of coronavirus testing to state governments, companies, and healthcare entities across the country, totaling hundreds of millions of dollars in sales.
  • Kate represented an iconic consumer goods company in a supply and joint development agreement related to a new cooler offering.


Kate is the chair-elect of the board of directors of the Wisconsin Humane Society. 


  • University of Wisconsin Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2009)
    • Elected to Order of the Coif
    • Managing editor, Wisconsin Law Review
    • Member, Women's Law Student Association
  • University of Wisconsin (B.B.A., 2005)
    • Member, Mu Kappa Tau

Publications and Presentations


  • Wisconsin