Katelyn VanDoorne

Katelyn VanDoorne

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Katelyn is an associate in the Litigation and Government Enforcement Practice Group assisting clients in complex civil litigation and government enforcement matters.

Prior to joining the Firm, Katelyn worked at a litigation firm where she focused on restrictive covenant, products liability and shareholder dispute litigation.

Practice Focus

Katelyn concentrates her practice on commercial litigation and dispute resolution. She has drafted dispositive motions, discovery briefs, motions in limine, motions for protective orders and injunctive relief, and appellate briefs. Katelyn has managed discovery for clients and has taken depositions of multiple witnesses.

Katelyn is also a member of the North America Trade Secrets Practice.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Obtained USD 25 million judgment as third chair in the first virtual civil trial in the Supreme Court of New York.
  • Represented a Spanish energy company in an ICDR arbitration relating to the construction of a wind farm project in Mexico.
  • Represented a global private equity fund in bankruptcy litigation.
  • Defended a multinational pharmaceutical company in response to a joint investigation by the SEC and DOJ related to alleged insider trading.

Judicial Clerkship

Hon. Maria Valdez, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois


  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois~United States (2019)
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan~United States (2019)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit~United States (2019)
  • Illinois~United States (2016)


  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law (JD, cum laude) (2016)
  • Loyola University Chicago, Quinlan School of Business (MBA) (2016)
  • University of Missouri - Kansas City (BA in Communications and BA in Spanish, magna cum laude) (2012)


  • English
  • Co-author, Jessica Nall and Katelyn Sprague, Strategies for Parallel Criminal, Civil Trade Secret Litigation, Law360, December 2020
  • Author, What’s in a Name: How a Misnomer in a Summons Can Impact a Plaintiff’s Suit, Civil Litigation Flashpoints, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, April 2019
  • Co-author, The Sunlitz Decision: A Primer on Shareholder Demand for Corporate Books and Records When Self-Dealing is at Issue, Illinois State Bar Association Newsletter, November 2015