Katherine M. Kimpel

Visiting Lecturer in Law

(spring term)


Katherine M. Kimpel is a Visiting Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School. She is the founder of KK Advising, where she represents executives in negotiations with their employers.

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Education & Curriculum Vitae


J.D., Yale Law School, 2006

B.A., Vassar College, 2000

Courses Taught


  • Enforcing Antidiscrimination Law

Katherine M. Kimpel is a Visiting Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School. She is the founder of KK Advising, where she represents executives in negotiations with their employers, and she formerly was a named and managing partner of a nationwide public interest litigation boutique. She has served as lead counsel in numerous class action and civil rights matter, including acting as lead counsel in the largest gender discrimination employment class action ever tried in U.S. history, which resulted in a $250 million punitive damages award along with other forms of relief.  Notable victories also include representation of the Angola Three in their constitutional challenge to decades of solitary confinement in Louisiana.  Kate sits on the Board of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research and routinely presents on the advocating on behalf of women and people of color. She was an inaugural Heyman Fellow, serving as Special Counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Rights and previously worked as a public school teacher. Kimpel holds degrees from Vassar College and Yale Law School.