Kathryn M. McDonald is an associate at Gustafson Gluek PLLC. She is a graduate of the College of St. Catherine (B.A., cum laude, 2007), the University of Wisconsin Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2010), and the George Washington University Law School (LL.M. with Highest Honors, 2017).
During law school Ms. McDonald served as Note and Comment Editor of the Wisconsin Law Review and clerked for the Honorable Juan B. Colás, Dane County District Judge, Wisconsin (2010). After law school, Ms. McDonald practiced at Briggs and Morgan, P.A., (2010-2014) and worked as a legal advisor for the U.S. Departments of Homeland Security and State in Washington, DC and Central Europe (2015-2017), as well as International Partnership for Human Rights in Belgium (2018). She joined Gustafson Gluek PLLC in 2018.
She is currently or has been a member of the Federal Bar Association, Minnesota Bar Association, Hennepin County Bar Association, Minnesota Women Lawyers, Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia, the American Society for International Law, and Women in International Security Brussels. In addition, she is a Senior Diplomacy and Diversity Fellow with Humanity in Action, a non-profit, non-partisan global network of young professionals and established leaders committed to promoting human rights, diversity and active citizenship around the world, and volunteers with The Advocates for Human Rights’ Women’s Program.
Ms. McDonald is admitted to the Minnesota Bar and is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota.
Ms. McDonald is currently or has been actively involved in the representation of plaintiffs and classes in numerous cases, including: In re Automotive Parts Antitrust Litig. (E.D. Mich.); In re Intuit Data Litigation (N.D. Cal.), and State of Illinois ex rel. Roger Hayes and C. Talbot Heppenstall, Jr. v. Bank of America Corp., et al. (Ill. Cir. Ct.).