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Katherine Alphonso is an Associate in the San Francisco office of Kaufman, Dolowich, & Voluck, LLP and a member of both its Business & IP and Labor & Employment practice groups.  She concentrates her practice in data privacy and cybersecurity, specifically advising on best practices for California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), various areas of employment and business litigation, and transactional business law.  Katherine counsels on collective Private Attorney General Act (PAGA) matters, discrimination claims, wrongful termination & retaliation actions, ADA web- and structural- access disputes, and unfair competition allegations.  Ms. Alphonso also drafts and reviews various contracts including partnership formations, contractor/subcontractor agreements, and commercial lease agreements.  In addition, she has experience performing clearance searches and risk assessments for advising on trademark availability.

Ms. Alphonso graduated with her J.D. from Golden Gate University School of Law and received her B.A. in Political Science and Psychology from University of California, Berkeley.  While in law school, Katherine served as an Associate Editor on law review, where she published her Note on copyright protection for fictional characters.  She also interned in the United States District Court, Northern District of California with Honorable Maria-Elena James, and served as a certified law student at GGU’s Veteran’s Legal Advocacy Center.

Prior to attending law school, she worked in the dialysis industry overseeing licensing and compliance requirements.


  • California


  • Golden Gate University School of Law – J.D.
  • University of California, Berkeley – B.A., Political Science & Psychology

Professional Memberships

  • Women in Security and Privacy
  • Alameda Country Bar Association, Board of Directors for the Intellectual Property Committee

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