Katherine G. Minarik

Katherine is the Group General Counsel of cleverbridge, an ecommerce solutions provider to digital services and software companies around the world. Katherine manages all of cleverbridge’s global legal needs, from intellectual property and commercial contracts to consumer privacy and data protection. Before joining cleverbridge, Katherine was a partner at Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott, one of the nation’s top trial firms. At Bartlit Beck, Katherine successfully counseled clients through their most critical legal issues, including multiple billion-dollar disputes between corporate rivals. Katherine has received numerous professional honors. She is an elected member of the American Law Institute, was honored by the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois as one of the Top Women Lawyers in Leadership in 2016, and was named by the Illinois Law Bulletin as one of “40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch” in 2014. Katherine is longtime advocate for women in the legal profession and is a past-president of the Coalition for Women’s Initiatives in Law. Katherine received her J.D. and B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, received her M.S. from the London School of Economics, and clerked for the Honorable Diane P. Wood on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Katherine lives in Chicago with her husband Rob and daughter Lois.

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