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Kate Peterson

Associate, Corporate Department


Kate Peterson is an associate in the Corporate practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm's Washington, D.C. office. Her practice covers securitization and structured finance, including collateralized loan obligations and other structured credit products. Previously, Ms. Peterson worked in Delaware focusing on securitization and structured finance with an emphasis on transactions involving Delaware limited liability companies, partnerships, corporations, and business trusts.

Ms. Peterson also provided advice and legal opinions on a variety of matters of Delaware law, including formation and operation of Delaware corporations and alternative entities, enforceability of contracts governed by Delaware law, and creation and perfection of security interests under Article 9 of the Delaware Uniform Commercial Code.  

Admitted only in New York and Delaware. Application for admission filed in the District of Columbia. Practice supervised by members of the District of Columbia Bar.


  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 2018
  • Bucknell University, B.A. (summa cum laude), 2014

Engagement & Publications

Co-authored a paper with Cindy A. Schipani entitled The Impact of Recording Artists and Music on Legal and Social
Change, in the Minnesota Journal of International Law, Summer (2019), exploring how musicians promote social and
regulatory changes.

Served on the board of the Michigan Journal of Environmental and Administrative Law.

Practice Areas


Structured Credit




District of Columbia Bar

New York Bar

Delaware Bar


University of Michigan Law School, J.D. 2018

Bucknell University, B.A. 2014

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