Kathleen Messinger is an associate in Mayer Brown’s Los Angeles office and a member of the Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice.   

Prior to joining Mayer Brown, Kathleen worked at a prominent litigation law firm based in Los Angeles.  While attending law school, Kathleen was a student attorney in the appellate group within the Civil Rights Litigation Clinic at the MacArthur Justice Center and worked as a judicial extern in the Eastern District of New York.  In addition, Kathleen was the president of OUTLaw and a member of the Latino Law Student Association, as well as the Managing Articles Editor of the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology

Kathleen received her JD, cum laude, from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and obtained her BA, cum laude, from the University of California, Berkeley, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. 


Northwestern University, Pritzker School of Law, JD, cum laude
Managing Articles Editor, Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology; Recipient, Lowden-Wigmore Prize for Legal Scholarship; Senior Research Honors

University of California, Berkeley, BA, cum laude
Phi Beta Kappa


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