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Overview

Kayla resolves client matters by anticipating potential pathways in complex commercial litigation.

With a diverse practice encompassing tortious conduct, product liability and breach of contract, Kayla advocates for clients in complex commercial litigation. She counsels both small businesses and some of the nation’s largest corporations, defending them from allegations in state and federal courts.

Kayla handles all stages of the commercial litigation process, from discovery and fact investigations, responsive pleadings, deposing fact witnesses, drafting dispositive motions and preparing cases for trial. She develops strategic legal arguments and guides research for clients. On behalf of clients, Kayla values being part of a litigation firm environment that works from offices in 18 cities nationwide, affording depth and experience to scale agile teams customized to defend client issues of any size or complexity.


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Recognition

Comment: Worldwide Reliance: Is it Enough? The Importance of Personal Jurisdiction and a Push for “Minimum Contacts” in Prosecuting Foreign Defendants for Financial Crimes, 67 DePaul l. rev. (2018)

Education

  • J.D. , DePaul University College of Law
    • magna cum laude
    • Order of the Coif
    • DePaul Law Review
    • CALI Award for highest grade in Legal Drafting: Civil Litigation
  • B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Admissions

  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
Outside the Office

Kayla enjoys exploring the Chicago food scene with her fiancé, as well as experimenting with new dishes at home. Additionally, she likes visiting the numerous music and neighborhood festivals Chicago has to offer. She also is an avid Wisconsin Badgers fan.