Kate L. Doniger

Senior Associate


  • B.A., Barnard College, 2004
  • cum laude
  • M.P.A., Robert F. Wagner School, New York University, 2006
  • J.D., New York University School of Law, 2012

Fellowships, Leadership & Recognitions

  • Notes Editor, New York University Law Review
  • Clark Fellowship for Graduate Study, The Clark Foundation

Bar and Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • New York
  • Massachusetts

Kate L. Doniger is a Senior Associate at Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP. Her practice focuses on complex civil litigation, white-collar criminal defense, and government and internal investigations. Kate joined Kaplan Hecker & Fink from Sullivan & Cromwell LLP.

Kate has substantial experience representing companies and individuals in matters concerning securities and commodities fraud, corruption (including alleged Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations), money laundering, and accounting fraud. She has represented clients in investigations and enforcement actions brought by the DOJ, SEC, CFTC, and other federal and state regulators. Her civil practice has included employment, securities, and shareholder derivative actions. Kate’s active pro bono practice has included representing a Alabama death-row inmate in a constitutional challenge to the state’s method of execution.

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. Prior to law school, Kate worked for the Center for Court Innovation as Deputy Director of the Red Hook Community Justice Center, the nation’s first multi-jurisdictional community court. Kate holds a M.P.A. in Public and Nonprofit Management and Policy from New York University and a B.A. from Barnard College.

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Published on: March 3, 2020

Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP Senior Associate Kate Doniger Recognized by National LGBT Bar Association & Foundation in 2020 Best LGBTQ+ Lawyers Under 40 List

NEW YORK, NY, March 3, 2020 – Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP is thrilled to announce that senior associate Kate Doniger has been honored by the National LGBT Bar Association & Foundation as one of... Read More