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Kate M. Baxter-Kauf



Kate M. Baxter-Kauf
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Antitrust Law
Business Litigation
Securities Litigation
Data Breach Litigation


Kate Baxter-Kauf’s practice is concentrated in the firm's data breach, antitrust law, business litigation, and securities litigation practice groups. She represents individuals, consumers, financial institutions and small businesses in litigation to protect their rights and, most often, the rights of the class members they seek to represent. Ms. Baxter-Kauf is a 2011 magna cum laude and Order of the Coif graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School. While in law school, she served as an Articles Editor for the Minnesota Law Review and interned with the Honorable Magistrate Judge Janie S. Mayeron of the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Baxter-Kauf clerked for the Honorable Alan C. Page, the Honorable Helen M. Meyer, and the Honorable Christopher J. Dietzen, Associate Justices of the Minnesota Supreme Court.

Before law school, Ms. Baxter-Kauf was an award-winning coach of high school and college policy debate teams across the country and facilitated debate teams at Twin Cities urban middle and high schools. She coached the 2003 National Forensic League policy debate national champions.

Representative Cases

  • In re Target Corporate Customer Data Breach Security Litigation, MDL No. 2522 (D. Minn.)
  • In re: Supervalu, Inc., Customer Data Security Breach Litigation, MDL No. 2586 (D. Minn.)
  • In re: The Home Depot, Inc., Customer Data Security Breach Litigation, MDL No. 2583 (N.D. Ga.)
  • In re: Community Health Systems, Inc., Customer Security Data Breach Litigation, MDL No. 2595 (N.D. Ala.)
  • Khoday v. Symantec Corp., Case No. 11-cv-180-JRT-TNL (D. Minn.)
  • In re Regions Morgan Keegan Open-End Mutual Fund Litigation, Master File No. 2:07-cv-02784-SHM-dkv (W.D. Tenn)
  • In re Wholesale Grocery Products Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 2090 (D. Minn.)
  • Turnidge et al v. TruGreen Limited Partnership, Case No. 27-CV-14-14711 (Henn. Cty. Dist. Ct.)
  • UrbanWorks Architecture LLC v. Hunt Associates et al, Nos. 27-CV-14-8415 & 27-CV-16-10241 (Henn. Cty. Dist. Ct.)



Professional Associations

  • Federal Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association (Appellate Practice Section and Participant, Public Defender Appellate Pro Bono Project)
  • Hennepin County Bar Association (Civil Litigation Section Special Projects Co-Chair, Art and the Bar Committee Member)
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers (Community Action & Advocacy Committee Member)

Community Involvement

  • Minnesota Urban Debate League Advisory Board (Board Development Committee Chair)
  • NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota Foundation Board of Directors (Treasurer)
  • Randolph Heights Centennial Celebration (Co-Chair)

Professional Recognition

  • Named a Minnesota Rising Star for 2015, 2016, & 2017 by Super Lawyers®, a Thomson Reuters business.
  • Named an ‘Up & Coming Attorney’ by Minnesota Lawyer for 2016.
  • Named a ‘North Star Lawyer’ by the Minnesota State Bar Association for 2015 & 2016 in recognition of pro bono work.


  • University of Minnesota Law School, 2011
    magna cum laude, Order of the Coif

Bar Admissions

  • 2011, Minnesota

Court Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota