Kara D. McDonald

Of Counsel
Location:
Manhattan Beach, California
Phone:
310-694-5833
Email:

Kara D. McDonald is Of Counsel with Kesselman Brantly Stockinger LLP. Her experience includes representing clients in complex litigation in federal and state courts and in arbitration. She has litigated on behalf of diverse clients in a variety of areas, including wage and hour, copyright, trademark and trade dress, idea submission, licensing, profit participation and accounting, and large class actions.

Ms. McDonald received her J.D., summa cum laude, in 2002 from Washington and Lee University School of Law, where she graduated first in her class and served as Lead Articles Editor for the Washington and Lee Law Review. Ms. McDonald received her B.A., summa cum laude, in 1999 from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Prior to joining KBS, Ms. McDonald was a senior associate at Irell and Manella LLP. She also served as a law clerk at both the federal appellate and district court levels, clerking for the Honorable John M. Rogers of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and the Honorable Jennifer B. Coffman of the United States District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky.

Areas of Practice

  • Wage and Hour
  • Copyright
  • Trademark and Trade Dress
  • Idea Submission
  • Licensing
  • Profit Participation and Accounting
  • Large Class Actions

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2003
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit

Education

  • Washington and Lee University School of Law, Lexington, Virginia
    • J.D. summa cum laude - 2002
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
    • Honors: Recipient of the Barry Sullivan Constitutional Law Award
    • Honors: Recipient of the John W. Davis Prize for Law
    • Honors: Graduated First in Class
    • Law Review: Washington and Lee Law Review, Lead Articles Editor and Staffwriter
  • University of California, Los Angeles, California
    • B.A. summa cum laude - 1999
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
    • Honors: Golden Key Society
    • Honors: Departmental Honors in Philosophy
    • Honors: Conflict Mediation Program
    • Major: Philosophy

Past Employment Positions

  • Honorable Jennifer B. Coffman of the United States District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky, Law Clerk
  • Honorable John M. Rogers of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, Law Clerk
  • Irell and Manella LLP, Senior Associate