NEW YORK, NY, April 18, 2022 – Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP (“KHF”) is pleased to announce that Kate L. Doniger has been elected partner and D. Brandon Trice has been promoted to Counsel. 

“We are incredibly proud of the invaluable work that Kate and Brandon have accomplished at the firm.  Not only have they made significant contributions to our most important matters, but they are both amazing colleagues, beloved by everyone at the firm,” said Roberta (“Robbie”) Kaplan, founding partner at Kaplan Hecker & Fink.  “Kaplan Hecker is committed to fostering the professional development of our lawyers as well as promoting exceptional talent from within, like Kate and Brandon.”

“Kate and Brandon represent the very best of Kaplan Hecker & Fink,” said partner Sean Hecker. “Both combine strong track records as great litigators with a devotion to public service, which are the two core pillars of our firm. I am delighted to continue working alongside them in representing clients across Kaplan Hecker’s broad range of litigation, criminal defense, and investigations work.” 

Kate L. Doniger maintains a wide-ranging commercial litigation practice that includes contract and employment disputes, securities litigation, and class actions. Kate also advises clients in matters concerning allegations of harassment and discrimination, and has represented individual and corporate clients in regulatory proceedings and related litigation, including in matters before the Securities and Exchange Commission, Department of Justice, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and various exchanges and self-regulatory organizations.  Additionally, Kate advises corporate clients in navigating sensitive internal and government-led investigations by assessing and strengthening their compliance programs. Kate was a key member of Kaplan Hecker & Fink team that conducted a high-profile and widely-praised investigation into gender equity issues within the NCAA.

Kate is a graduate of the New York University School of Law, where she was a Notes Editor on the Law Review and a member of the Civil Rights and Children’s Rights Clinics. Kate holds a M.P.A. in Public and Nonprofit Management and Policy from New York University and a B.A. from Barnard College.

D. Brandon Trice focuses his practice on complex commercial matters while also maintaining an active pro bono practice.  His matters include a class action with the Legal Aid Society that resulted in a substantial increase in shelter capacity for New York City's homeless youth. In recognition of his work, Brandon received the Legal Aid Society's Pro Bono Publico Award in 2015 and 2017. Brandon also represented the American Civil Liberties Union and New York Civil Liberties Union in a successful First Amendment challenge to a New York law that required non-profit organizations to disclose certain donors. Brandon has filed numerous amicus briefs on behalf of public interest organizations, legal scholars, and politicians.