Katharine C. Lester

Associate

302.651.7623
302.498.7623 (fax)
lester@rlf.com
Kate Lester focuses on intellectual property, products liability, and complex commercial litigation in Delaware state and federal courts. Prior to joining the firm, Kate clerked in the Superior Court of Delaware, covering a full docket of cases in the Complex Commercial Litigation Division. In law school, Kate was an editor of the Washington & Lee Journal of Civil Rights and Social Justice. In addition, she served as vice chair to the Moot Court Executive Board and as an honor advocate for the University’s Honor System.
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Kate Lester focuses on intellectual property, products liability, and complex commercial litigation in Delaware state and federal courts. She is an associate in the firm’s Litigation Department and is active in the Federal Bar Association and Rodney Inns of Court.

In law school, Kate was an editor of the Washington & Lee Journal of Civil Rights and Social Justice, which published her article, “The Affects of Apprendi v. New Jersey on the Use of DNA Evidence at Sentencing – Can DNA Alone Convict of Unadjudicated Prior Acts?” in 2010. In addition, she served as vice chair to the Moot Court Executive Board and as an honor advocate for the University's Honor System. Kate also spent a summer interning for the civil division of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Publications

  • “The Affects of Apprendi v. New Jersey on the Use of DNA Evidence at Sentencing – Can DNA Alone Convict of Unadjudicated Prior Acts?” Washington & Lee Journal of Civil Rights and Social Justice, 2010

    Leadership

    • Wilmington Friends School Alumni Board
    • Junior League of Wilmington, Provisional Committee, Co-Chair

    Education

    • J.D., Washington and Lee University School of Law, Calhoun Bond University Service Award, 2011
    • B.A., Washington and Lee University, magna cum laude, Omnicrom Delta Kappa, 2006

    Admitted to Practice

    • Delaware, 2011
    • United States District Court, District of Delaware, 2012

    Clerkships

    • The Honorable Joseph R. Slights, III, Superior Court of Delaware, 2011-2012

    Pro Bono Activities

    • District of Delaware, Federal Civil Panel

    Clerkships

    • The Honorable Joseph R. Slights, III, Superior Court of Delaware, 2011-2012

    Education

    • J.D., Washington and Lee University School of Law, Calhoun Bond University Service Award, 2011
    • B.A., Washington and Lee University, magna cum laude, Omnicrom Delta Kappa, 2006

    Publications

    • “The Affects of Apprendi v. New Jersey on the Use of DNA Evidence at Sentencing – Can DNA Alone Convict of Unadjudicated Prior Acts?” Washington & Lee Journal of Civil Rights and Social Justice, 2010

      Leadership

      • Wilmington Friends School Alumni Board
      • Junior League of Wilmington, Provisional Committee, Co-Chair