KATHLEEN ("KATE")
LALLY

Kate Lally

KATHLEEN ("KATE")
LALLY

Kate Lally

I grew up in Corning, New York, which is a small town upstate that, yes, at one time made Corningware. I went to the University of Michigan for undergrad and received a degree in English and Philosophy and was a member of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority. I also attended the University of Michigan Law School, because I enjoyed Ann Arbor so much. I moved to Chicago to begin practice in 2005 at Latham & Watkins where I specialized in consumer class action defense. I joined the Chicago office of Carlson Lynch in 2020 in order to begin working on the plaintiff’s side of consumer class actions. I currently live in Indiana with my partner, Eric Levy, and my elderly cat, Parker. In my spare time, we like to go out on Eric’s boats and I like to read.

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Illinois
  • Northern District of Illinois
  • Central District of Illinois
  • Southern District of Illinois

Education

  • University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    Juris Doctor, December 2004

    • Member of Journal of Gender and Law, Selection Committee
    • Participated in University of Michigan’s Law Clinic
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    Bachelor of Arts, May 1999

    • Majors in English and Philosophy
  • American University, Washington, D.C.
    Special Study in Government and Law, January 1997-May 1997

Professional Awards, Publications And Speaking Engagements

  • Named “Rising Star” for 2014 in Class Action Practice by Law360
  • Co-Author, “AT&T Mobility Explained,” The Recorder No. 16 (May 11, 2011)
  • Speaker, LSI 12th Annual Conference on Class Action, “VW Diesel Emissions Litigation”
  • Speaker, Chicago Bar Association, “Class Actions in the Trump Administration”
  • Moderator, Chicago Bar Association, “Six Months Later: Checking in on Discovery Under the New Federal Rules”
  • Speaker, Loyal Consumer Symposium, “Federal Arbitration Act”