Katharine Malone


San Francisco
Business Phone: 415.477.5755
Business Fax: 415.477.5710



Katharine Malone is an attorney in the firm’s San Francisco office. Katharine focuses her practice on commercial litigation matters, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in matters related to cybersecurity, and information privacy, breach of contract, fraud, breach of fiduciary duties, and employee mobility issues. She has experience litigating in state and federal courts.

She also has experience advising companies relating to data protection, use, and compliance, including drafting of privacy policies and terms and conditions.

Representative Matters

  • Successfully argued personal jurisdiction and breach of contract matter for a commercial tour company in front of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Represented a broad range of defendants facing allegations of data misuse, fraud, breach of contract, trade secret misappropriation, trademark dilution, and breach of fiduciary duties in state and federal court.
  • Represented lenders and loan servicers in FDCPA and breach of contract matters.
  • Advised clients on drafting and interpretation matters in various licensing and employee contracts, including confidentiality agreements, invention assignment agreements, and joint venture/intellectual property licensing agreements.


  • Co-author, "Data Privacy: The Current Legal Landscape 2018 Reviewed," Troutman Sanders News & Knowledge, January 15, 2019.
  • Author, "Did the General Contractor on the Death Star Project Have to Build the Second Death Star for Free?" The Legal Geeks, February 2, 2018.
  • Author, "Think Twice Before Denying Requests for Admissions," The Daily Journal, September 24, 2015.
  • Author, "Parody or Identity Theft: The High-Wire Act of Digital Doppelgangers in California," 34 Hastings Communications & Entertainment Law Journal 275, 2012.

Rankings and Recognition

  • CALI Award, Cyberlaw, Spring 2012
  • Albert G. Evans Scholarship in Enterprise Award, Spring 2012

Professional Experience

  • Litigation Associate, Greenberg Traurig, LLP, 2015-2018
  • Associate Legal Editor, Daily Journal Corp., 2014-2015



  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D., CALI Award, Cyberlaw, Spring 2012; Albert G. Evans Scholarship in Enterprise Award, Spring 2012, 2012
    Editor-in-Chief, Hastings Communications & Entertainment Law Journal, 2011-2012
  • George Washington University, National Merit Scholar; Atlantic-10 Conference Student-Athlete Honor Roll, 2007
    Political Science, Journalism; varsity crew

Bar Admissions

  • California

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California