Kate Gold is a partner in the Labor & Employment Law Department in the Los Angeles office.
Kate has over 25 years of experience representing clients in the entertainment, financial services, private equity, healthcare and other industries, across all areas of employment law. She is regarded as a strategic and skilled litigator, and has represented employers in class and collective actions as well as in high-profile discrimination, retaliation, harassment, non-compete and wage/hour matters. Kate also represents clients in disputes involving misappropriation of intellectual property and trade secrets, interference with contract and unfair competition.
Clients entrust Kate with their most sensitive workplace investigations, which often result in confidential non-public resolutions. Employers also routinely seek her advice and counsel on restrictive covenants, employee classification, and employment-related diligence in the context of purchase and sale of businesses. Additionally, she negotiates and drafts executive employment and separation agreements and conducts training on sexual harassment prevention and respect in the workplace.
Kate has been recognized as a leading lawyer by widely respected publications, including The Los Angeles Daily Journal, The Los Angeles Business Journal and Chambers USA. Clients report that “she is incredibly smart, always up-to-date on the latest developments, responsive and a creative problem solver" and that "she is brilliant, practical, calm and exceptional in terms of work quality and client service."
Kate is on the Board of the Constitutional Rights Foundation and mentors junior lawyers through Proskauer’s Womens’ Sponsorship Program. She received her B.A. and J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.