Katherine Munyan

Senior Associate

New York

Katherine is a former Supreme Court clerk and a member of the firm's Supreme Court and Appellate practice. 

Katherine represents clients in a wide range of complex litigation matters in both federal and state appellate courts.  Her work spans a wide range of substantive areas, from contract interpretation and administrative law to novel questions of constitutional law and statutory interpretation. She maintains an active pro bono practice, focusing on issues of criminal justice and human rights. 

Katherine rejoined Orrick after serving as a law clerk to Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Before joining Orrick, she clerked for Judge Robert A. Katzmann of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and Judge Jed S. Rakoff of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. She also worked at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP on a range of commercial litigation and white collar matters. 

Katherine graduated from Yale Law School, where she served was a member of the Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic and the International Refugee Assistance Project. She has written, advised United Nations officials and diplomats, and appeared in a documentary addressing the genocide of the Rohingya in Myanmar. At Orrick, her pro bono practice has focused on the rights of defendants in the criminal justice system in the United States.