Kate Friend Senior Counsel (510) 451-3300 kfriend@donahue.com Download vCard LinkedIn

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Kate is a senior counsel, focusing on employment law and litigation. She represents and advises clients on a variety of employment law questions including wage and hour issues, prevailing wage law compliance, wrongful termination, independent contractor use, trade secret misappropriation, and non-competition agreements.

An experienced litigator, prior to Donahue Fitzgerald, Kate practiced extensively in high-stakes, complex litigation, much of it in the toxic tort arena.  She also defended clients in areas ranging from personal injury to construction defect to landlord-tenant; and represented individuals, numerous small businesses and Fortune 500 companies.

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Member, Labor & Employment Law Section, Alameda County Bar Association

Recent Speaking Engagements

September 19, 2019 | Oakland, CA
Onboarding and Termination 101

September 17, 2019 | Walnut Creek, CA
Onboarding and Termination 101

December 13, 2018 | San Rafael, CA
2019 Annual Employment Law Update

December 11, 2018 | Walnut Creek, CA
2019 Annual Employment Law Update

December 06, 2018 | Berkeley, CA
2019 Annual Employment Law Update