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Kat Lacoste

Kat Lacoste

Research & Writing Attorney

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University of Illinois College of Law
Kat graduated from the University of Illinois College of Law, where she served as Managing Notes Editor for the Law Review and Legislative Editor for Illinois Law Update. Kat has served as Adjunct Research and Writing Faculty for her alma mater, and also has government, in-house, law firm, think tank, and state and federal judicial clerkship and internship experience. Kat focuses on providing complex legal and policy research and writing services on a freelance basis, including motions practice, appeals, policy analyses, and memos. Kat also provides commercial contract review, drafting, and negotiation services, as well as consultation on… read more labor and employment, healthcare, and IP issues.

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LaCoste Law, LLC


Aug 2017 - Present

Research and draft motions, responses, pleadings, memos, appellate briefs, and other research and writing services in various civil cases in state and federal court.
On a contract/freelance basis, I work directly with attorneys, law firms, and other organizations—some of my clients include Godin & Baity and LegalEase Solutions.
Provide direct and freelance review of commercial contracts including

Aug 2017 - Present

Colorado Access

Corporate Counsel

Oct 2016 - Jul 2017

Represented COA in all appeals of denials and terminations of service, appearing in hearings before the Office of Administrative Courts. Drafted, reviewed, and negotiated commercial and other contracts. Researched and advised on issues relating to healthcare (including Stark, Anti-Kickback, False Claims Act, and beneficiary inducement), IP, corporate law, labor and employment, privacy, and tax.

Oct 2016 - Jul 2017

Office of the Independent Monitor, City & County of Denver

Legal & Policy Analyst

Feb 2016 - Oct 2016

Serving under the Monitor, provided legal research, analysis, and advice to the office. Conducted research on policy and best practices in policing, corrections, criminal justice, and law enforcement management. Tracked developments in case law and legislation. Drafted and edited internal memorandums, external publications and reports, and copy for the website and social media.

Feb 2016 - Oct 2016

Hon. Laurie Booras, Colorado Court of Appeals

Appellate Law Clerk

Aug 2014 - Feb 2016

Researched, drafted, and edited predisposition memoranda in a wide variety of civil and criminal cases, involving contract,
labor and employment, landlord/tenant, insurance, natural resources, property, public officials, and professional regulation.

Aug 2014 - Feb 2016

University of Illinois College of Law

Adjunct Faculty - Legal Research & Writing

Jul 2014 - Aug 2014

Taught a full accelerated one-month course of Legal Writing & Research for ESL students in the Master's in Law (LLM) program.

Jul 2014 - Aug 2014

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