Kate Epstein

Senior Associate | Washington, D.C.
T: (212) 763-0883
E: kepstein@kaplanhecker.com
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Kate Epstein

Kate Epstein is a senior associate at Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP.

Kate’s practice includes complex trial litigation, appellate matters, and public interest litigation.

Kate joined the firm from Kirkland & Ellis LLP where she handled litigation matters at every stage on both the plaintiff and defense side.  She represented a wide range of companies, including Fortune 500 companies, in cases spanning contract disputes to First Amendment litigation and leading to favorable settlements and pleadings-stage dismissals.  Kate also maintained an active pro bono practice,  successfully settling a landlord-tenant dispute, litigating the constitutionality of excluding citizens of Guam from certain federal benefits, and handling the appeals in multiple prisoners’ rights matters. Before joining the firm, Kate clerked for Judge Gregory A. Phillips of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

Kate received her J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School, where she was Executive Editor of the Harvard Law and Policy Review and a Student Attorney in the Domestic Violence and Family Law Clinic. She graduated from Tufts University with a B.A. in political science, magna cum laude


  • B.A., Tufts University, magna cum laude, 2014
  • J.D., Harvard Law School, cum laude; Executive Editor, Harvard Law and Policy Review, 2017


  • U.S. District Court for the Districts of Columbia and North Dakota
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third, Ninth, and Tenth Circuits
  • New York
  • District of Columbia

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