Honors & Awards

  • “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch” (Present)
  • “Top Women Lawyers,” Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal (2023)
  • “Women of Influence: Attorneys,” Los Angeles Business Journal (2023)

Education

  • Harvard Law School (J.D. 2014) Student Attorney, Prison Legal Assistance Project
  • Princeton University (A.B. Politics, 2011)

Kate Mangels represents companies and individuals in complex civil and criminal matters, including white collar criminal matters. She has experience handling a variety of cases, including federal criminal insider trading trials, civil and criminal government contracting fraud charges, and breach of contract and malpractice arbitration. She has also done pro bono work in education litigation.

Kate was formerly the co-chair of the Southern California Young Lawyers’ Committee of the Women in Law Empowerment Forum and a member of the Western Center on Law & Poverty’s advisory board. Prior to joining the firm, Kate was an associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. She has worked in the California Attorney General’s Office, as well as various children’s rights groups. Kate received her law degree at Harvard Law School.

  • Former Co-Chair, Southern California Young Lawyers Committee of Women in Law Empowerment Forum
  • Former Advisory Board Member, Western Center on Law & Poverty
  • Law Clerk, Correctional Section, California Attorney General’s Office (2012)

Honors & Awards

  • “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch” (Present)
  • “Top Women Lawyers,” Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal (2023)
  • “Women of Influence: Attorneys,” Los Angeles Business Journal (2023)

Education

  • Harvard Law School (J.D. 2014) Student Attorney, Prison Legal Assistance Project
  • Princeton University (A.B. Politics, 2011)

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KHIKS Team of Holley + Mangels Prevails for Client Cerissa Riley

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August 20, 2021

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