Katie Connolly

Senior Associate
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

San Francisco
United States
T:+1 628 231 6816
San Francisco
United States
T:+1 628 231 6816
Katie Connolly

Katie Connolly



Katie is a senior associate in the International Arbitration group in the firm's San Francisco office. Her practice has focused on international arbitration and civil litigation in both state and federal courts. She has represented corporate clients from a diverse range of industries including aerospace, technology, energy and finance. She has experience in multiple stages of litigation including drafting pleadings and dispositive motions, managing large-scale discovery, and preparing for and participating in depositions, mediation, trial and merits hearings. 

Katie is admitted to practice in California and the District of Columbia, as well as the Southern, Northern, Central and Eastern Districts of California, the District Court for the District of Columbia and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. 

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JD, cum laude, Georgetown University Law Center, 2016
BA, University of California, Berkeley, 2012

At Georgetown University Law Center, Katie was awarded special recognition for her pro bono work. She was also a Senior Executive Editor of the Georgetown Immigration Law Journal, a legal research and writing fellow, and served as student counsel in the Georgetown Appellate Litigation Clinic.

  • California State Bar
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Litigation
    • Representation of energy and chemical company in state RICO dispute; Louisiana
    • Representation of defense contractor in transnational litigation with US-based supplier; U.S. District Court for the District of California
    • Representation of construction company in U.S. recognition and enforcement proceedings; U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Virginia
    • Representation of foreign sovereign in multi-jurisdictional recognition and enforcement proceedings; U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
    • Representation of claimant in enforcement-related litigation; Virginia
  • International Arbitration
    • Representation of armored vehicle company in commercial dispute with US-based supplier; ICC proceedings
    • Representation of Swiss claimant regarding the construction of a desalination plant; UNCITRAL proceedings
    • Representation of international oil company in an ongoing NAFTA arbitration; ICSID proceedings
    • Representation of international conglomerate in commercial dispute in the financing sector; LCIA proceedings
  • Northern California Rising Star, Super Lawyers, Thomas Reuters 2021
  • Washington, DC Rising Star, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters 2020
  • Co-author, "Monster Energy distribution dispute: amicus briefs do not create evident partiality," International Law Office, April 1, 2020 
  • Co-author, "United States: International Arbitration," The Legal 500 Country Comparative Guides, 2020 
  • Co-author, "Recent developments in Section 1782 discovery," Financier Worldwide Magazine, January 2020 
  • Co-author, "Disclosure in international arbitration: using US courts to obtain discovery for non-US proceedings," International Law Office, May 2, 2019 
  • Author, "California loosens restrictions on counsel in international arbitrations," International Law Office, August 23, 2018 
  • Co-author, "Enforcement regimes under New York and Washington Conventions - a tale of two cities," International Law Office, June 7, 2018
  • Co-author, "Third Circuit finds non-debtor cannot assert DUFTA claim," International Law Office, April 10, 2018
  • District of Columbia Bar Association 
  • California Bar Association 
  • American Bar Association 
  • "Young ITA" - Institute for Transnational Arbitration 
  • Spanish