Katherine M. Aizpuru graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School in 2014. While in law school, Ms. Aizpuru held positions as Executive Submissions Editor of the Harvard Journal of Law & Gender and as a Board Member of Law Students for Reproductive Justice. Ms. Aizpuru graduated with High Honors from Swarthmore College in 2010 with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Chinese Language and Literature. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
Ms. Aizpuru joined Tycko & Zavareei in 2017. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Aizpuru clerked for the Honorable Theodore D. Chuang on the United States District Court for the District of Maryland and the Honorable Catharine F. Easterly on the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. Ms. Aizpuru has practiced law in the Washington, D.C. office of a large international law firm, where she worked on administrative proceedings and civil litigation matters, including several qui tam lawsuits. While at that firm, Ms. Aizpuru was recognized for her pro bono work on behalf of a domestic violence survivor, a client seeking Social Security disability benefits, and an international nonprofit organization.
While attending Harvard Law School, Ms. Aizpuru worked as a student attorney at the Family Law and Domestic Violence Clinic, where she successfully represented a client in a bench trial and helped secure restraining orders against abusive partners for numerous others. She successfully represented an incarcerated client in a prison disciplinary hearing through the Prison Legal Assistance Program. Ms. Aizpuru interned at the Center for Reproductive Rights and Cambridge & Somerville Legal Services. She also co-produced the Harvard Law School Drama Society’s annual Parody performance. Prior to law school, Ms. Aizpuru represented the United States as a Student Ambassador in the USA Pavilion at the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai, People’s Republic of China.
Ms. Aizpuru is a member of the District of Columbia, Massachusetts, and New York state bars. She is also admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and the United States District Court for the District of Maryland.