Our Attorneys

Kate Friend

An experienced litigator, Kate has practiced extensively in high-stakes, complex litigation, much of it in the toxic tort arena.  She also defends clients in areas ranging from personal injury to construction defect to landlord-tenant; and represented individuals, numerous small businesses and Fortune 500 companies.  More recently, Kate has broadened her focus on general litigation to include employment law.  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.

Professional & Community Affiliations

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

Past Speaking Engagements

December 08, 2020 | Webinar
2021 Annual Employment Law Update

Donahue Fitzgerald, LLP

December 03, 2020 | Webinar
2021 Annual Employment Law Update

Donahue Fitzgerald, LLP

December 12, 2019 | San Rafael, CA
2020 Annual Employment Law Update

Donahue Fitzgerald, LLP

December 10, 2019 | Walnut Creek, CA
2020 Annual Employment Law Update

Donahue Fitzgerald, LLP

December 05, 2019 | Oakland, CA
2020 Annual Employment Law Update

Donahue Fitzgerald, LLP

October 09, 2019 | Oakland, CA
Employment Law for Non-Specialists
Alameda County Bar Association

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

Donahue Fitzgerald, LLP

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

Donahue Fitzgerald, LLP

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

Donahue Fitzgerald, LLP

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

Donahue Fitzgerald, LLP

December 6, 2018 | Berkeley, CA
2019 Annual Employment Law Update

Donahue Fitzgerald, LLP

Education

  • J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 2000
  • B.A., University of Rochester, cum laude, 1997

Bar Admissions

  • California

Courts

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Long Beach

4500 E. Pacific Coast Highway, 4th Floor
Long Beach, CA 90804

San Francisco

101 Montgomery St., Suite 1800
San Francisco, CA 94104

Sacramento

Gold River Office Center
11341 Gold Express Drive, Suite #110
Gold River, CA 95670

Walnut Creek

1990 N California Blvd.
8th Floor
Walnut Creek, CA 94596