Kathryn Bowen is a commercial litigator, with a focus on consumer and employment class actions. Prior to joining Keker, Van Nest & Peters, Ms. Bowen clerked for the Honorable Haywood S. Gilliam, Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California and the Honorable John T. Noonan, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Ms. Bowen earned her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, and graduated with high distinction from the University of California, Berkeley. During law school, Ms. Bowen served as a law clerk in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office in Oakland.
Ms. Bowen has a background and interest in food law. Before beginning her legal career, she worked as a consultant at the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization in Rome, Italy. She has also published several articles dealing with food regulation.
On April 26 District Court Judge Edward Chen granted a statewide preliminary injunction in Essential Access Health v. Azar, et al., a lawsuit challenging the Trump Administration’s sweeping changes to the federal Title X family planning program. Read more
Representing Essential Access Health and Dr. Melissa Marshall, Keker, Van Nest & Peters filed a motion for a preliminary injunction seeking to prevent the Department of Health and Human Services from enforcing sweeping changes to the Title X Family Planning Program. Read more
Following the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ finalization of sweeping changes to the Title X Family Planning Program, Keker, Van Nest & Peters has filed a lawsuit on behalf of Essential Access Health and Dr. Melissa Marshall, a family medicine doctor practicing at a Title X-funded health center in Yolo County, California. Read more
"Protecting Regulatory Expressions of Food Populism Through Interstate Cooperation," 85 Tennessee Law Review (2017)
"The Poultry Products Inspection Act and California's Foie Gras Ban: An Analysis of the Canards Decision and Its Implications for California's Animal Agriculture Industry," 104 California Law Review 1009 (2016)
"Review of Food Crises and the WTO by Baris Karapinar and Christian Haberli (Eds.)," 32 Berkeley Journal of International Law 445 (2014)
"U.S. Domestic Politics and International Political Economy: An Introduction to the Special Issue" 13 Business and Politics 1 (2011)