Katherine Marquart is Gibson Dunn’s Pro Bono Counsel & Director. In this role, Ms. Marquart manages and coordinates the Firm’s pro bono efforts around the globe.
Prior to her assumption of the Pro Bono Director position in 2013, Ms. Marquart spent seven years as a litigation associate at the firm. Her practice focused on complex business litigation, transnational litigation, and internal investigations and regulatory inquiries. While practicing as an associate, Ms. Marquart also served on the Community Affairs Committee and played an active role in the firm’s pro bono program. She still maintains a substantive practice in many areas of public interest law.
In 2010, Ms. Marquart won the Firm’s Frank Wheat Award for her pro bono work on behalf of children with autism living in the East Los Angeles area. In that matter, she spearheaded a class action lawsuit that resulted in over 2,000 children diagnosed with autism getting their state-funded treatment programs reinstated on a permanent and ongoing basis, after those services had been wrongfully terminated. Ms. Marquart also received Public Counsel Law Center’s Volunteer of the Year Award that year in connection with the same case.
Georgetown University - 2006 Juris Doctor
University of California - Los Angeles - 2003 Bachelor of Arts
District of Columbia Bar