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Kunz, Katherine

Katherine Kunz



Kat Kunz is an associate in Quinn Emanuel’s Houston office.  Her practice focuses on complex commercial litigation in both state and federal courts and in arbitrations. Kat has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in connection with oil and gas, antitrust, intellectual property, False Claims Act, insurance, and appellate matters.

Prior to joining the firm in 2016, Kat worked at one of Houston’s top litigation boutiques and, prior to that, an AmLaw 100 firm in New York. Kat clerked for the Honorable Emilio M. Garza in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Honorable Jack Zouhary in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. 


  • Northwestern University School of Law
    (J.D., cum laude, 2008)
    • Dean’s List
    • Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology:
      • Editor-in-Chief

  • Yale University
    (B.A., with distinction, cum laude, Ethics, Politics, and Economics, 2003)


The State Bar of Texas; The State Bar of New York

  Prior Associations

  • Law Clerk to Honorable Emilio M. Garza:
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 2009-2010

  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Jack Zouhary:
    • United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, 2008-2009