Katie Gonzalez

Katie Gonzalez
Phone: (619) 260-4279
Office: Pardee Legal Research Center L23

Assistant Director, Public Interest Law Comm

Katherine Gonzalez (Katie) is the assistant director of Public Interest Law communications at the University of San Diego School of Law.  She graduated from USD in 1998 with a bachelor's in political science and a graduate certificate in paralegal studies, general litigation. Gonzalez brings twenty years of senior paralegal qualifications and achievements in the areas of antitrust, securities, consumer law, class actions, broker arbitration, and business litigation. She is experienced in preparing, reviewing, and facilitating court filings and submissions and maintaining voluminous case materials. In addition to paralegal experience, Gonzalez offers technical knowledge gained from responsibilities in managing legal office administration and support, communications, technological system changes, and the redesigning and maintaining of websites. Since 2008, Gonzalez has been a part-time professional photographer specializing in portrait photography, where she designed, maintained and edited her blog and website.

At USD Law School, Gonzalez works with the administrative directors of the Center for Public Interest Law, Children’s Advocacy Institute, and Energy Policy Initiatives Center to enable strong communications support for both internal and external audiences. She provides editing, publishing, and strategic communications support for the academic programs of all three centers, and plays a significant role in editing and preparing for publication the centers’ student-drafted journals, reports, and other publications. Gonzalez also provides paralegal and general administration support for the Public Interest Law department’s impact litigation work.

Gonzalez is an active member of the USD Paralegal Alumni Association and the San Diego Paralegal Association. In 2007, she was awarded San Diego Paralegal of the Year by the San Diego Daily Transcript.