Kate Birenbaum joined BakerRipley in 2017 as its General Counsel and Vice President of Governance. Prior to joining BakerRipley, Ms. Birenbaum practiced law in the Houston area for nearly 25 years, with a focus on employment law. Ms. Birenbaum is Board Certified in Labor & Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Most recently, she was Senior Counsel at Seyfarth Shaw LLP, where she practiced employment law for over a decade. While at Seyfarth Shaw Ms. Birenbaum also represented a number of individuals seeking asylum, and served on the firm’s pro bono committee. She has been recognized by Texas Monthly Magazine as a “Super Lawyer” in the area of “Employment Litigation: Defense” every year since 2012.