Kate E. Gehl

Senior Counsel


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. Kate provides strategic counsel on complex commercial and antitrust litigation, including class action defense work. Kate has particular experience in antitrust litigation and counseling, providing regular antitrust advice to a diverse set of clients across numerous industries.

Kate regularly represents corporate clients in all types of business litigation and arbitration. She has also represented clients in connection with a broad range of antitrust and compliance issues, including the antitrust aspects of intellectual property and product distribution. She has significant experience in complex electronic discovery, and has worked with experts to develop reports and testimony, and written briefs and motions at all stages of litigation. Kate also frequently presents on antitrust and compliance issues.

Prior to joining Foley, Kate was a judicial clerk for the Honorable J.P. Stadtmueller, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, and worked as a law clerk for the U.S. Office of Special Counsel in Washington, D.C.


  • University of Minnesota Law School (J.D., magna cum laude)
  • The University of Wisconsin – Madison (B.A., with distinction)


  • Co-presenter, “Antitrust Update” for the ABA Antitrust Law Section’s Corporate Counseling Committee (February 24, 2020)


  • Wisconsin
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals
    • 7th Circuit
    • 8th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin

Professional Memberships

  • Vice-chair, ABA Section of Antitrust Law Intellectual Property Committee
  • Former Young Lawyer Representative, ABA Section of the Intellectual Property Committee and Trade, Sports & Professional Associations Committee
  • Member, Milwaukee Young Lawyers Association
    • Former board member
  • Former Member, Thomas E. Fairchild American Inn of Court
  • Member, Seventh Circuit Bar Association
  • Member, Milwaukee Bar Association
  • Member, Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association
  • Member, Association for Women Lawyers

Kate is actively involved in pro bono representation and she has argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit.