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Katherine S. Bowles

Senior Attorney

Location: San Diego, California
Phone: (619) 696-9500 (Ext. 124)
Fax: (619) 615-5290
E-mail[email protected]

Katherine S. Bowles is a senior attorney in the firm's San Diego office. She joined the firm in 2015. Ms. Bowles's practice focuses on business and corporate litigation, securities and business arbitrations, and employment litigation.

Ms. Bowles graduated magna cum laud from Rutgers University where she majored in Ceramic and Materials Engineering. At Rutgers, Ms. Bowles was an executive member of Rutgers Dance Marathon which raises money for the Embrace Kids Foundation. She then attended California Western School of Law, where she was the Executive Lead Articles Editor for the California Western Law Review. During law school, Ms. Bowles served as a Judicial Extern for the Honorable William McCurine, Jr. of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California and worked as a Summer Associate at Proskauer's Boston office in their patent group.

 

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Areas of Practice:

  • Securities Arbitrations & Litigation
  • Financial Advisor Transitions
  • Employment Litigation
  • Business & Corporate Litigation & Arbitrations
  • Trade Secret Litigation
  • SEC, FINRA, DBO, and Other Regulatory Investigations & Enforcement Proceedings

Honors and Awards:

  • SuperLawyers® “Rising Star”, 2020
  • SuperLawyers® “Rising Star”, 2019

Representative Cases:

  • Obtained $1.8 million arbitration award on behalf of former USAA wealth managers in employment dispute - Christopher Johnson and Lee Przybyla v. USAA Financial Advisors, Inc - FINRA Case No. 17-03279.
  • Obtained $174K arbitration award on behalf of financial advisor in employment and compensation dispute - Solomon Campbell v. Entoro Securities, LLC, James Row, Entoro Capital, LLC, FINRA Case No. 19-00422.
  • Represented numerous financial advisors in proceedings against FINRA member firms involving claims for wrongful termination, breach of employment agreement and other, related claims.
  • Represented numerous financial advisors in FINRA and SEC regulatory proceedings.
  • Represented numerous financial advisors in expungement proceedings and in negotiating U4 and U5 disclosure language.

Education:

  • California Western School of Law, San Diego, California
    • J.D. (Cum Laude) – 2010
    • Honors: Deans List every trimester eligible
    • Law Review: California Western Law Review, Executive Lead Articles Editor, 2009 – 2010
    • Law Review: California Western Law Review, 2008 – 2010
  • Rutgers University, School of Engineering, New Brunswick, New Jersey
    • B.S. (Magna Cum Laude) – 2007
    • Major: Ceramic and Materials Engineering
    • Honors: Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society
    • Honors: Student Judicial Affairs Officer
    • Rutgers Dance Marathon Executive Member

Bar Admissions:

  • California, 2010
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Women in eDiscovery
  • Rutgers Club of San Diego, President, 2015 – Present

Fraternities/Sororities:

  • Phi Sigma Rho Engineering Sorority
  • Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society, NJ Beta Chapter