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Kathryn Marshall Ali

Senior Associate
Washington, D.C.

Kathryn Marshall Ali

Katie Ali puts her legal skills to good use. As the firm's senior associate-in-charge of U.S. pro bono, she litigates civil rights cases that have received national recognition, including several capital punishment cases in state and federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court.

In her general practice, Katie advises clients on complex civil litigation matters at the trial and appellate level, with a particular focus on class actions. She has substantial experience at all stages of class action litigation, including motions to dismiss, motions to certify a class, motions for summary judgment, expert witness prep, class action settlements, and appeals.

She has represented Fortune 500 clients across major industries, including construction, energy, transportation, and health insurance. She has comprehensive knowledge of products liability, mass torts, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), contract disputes, and trademark and copyright claims.

Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Kathryn served as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert G. Doumar of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Representative experience

Representation of Fortune 50 company in high stakes arbitration regarding construction deal.

Representation of a Fortune 20 company to defend against claims brought under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

Representation of international cruise line in products liability litigation arising from accident in Italy.

Representation of death row inmates in Florida, Texas, Mississippi, and Virginia in post-conviction proceedings and prison conditions cases.

Education and admissions


  • J.D., Harvard Law School, 2011
  • B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, University of California, Berkeley, 2007

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • District of Columbia
  • California

Court admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas


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