Katherine B. Rice is an associate in the Business Trial Practice Group in the firm's Los Angeles office.

Areas of Practice

Katherine is an experienced commercial litigator with a focus on healthcare-related disputes in both state and federal courts. She handles cases involving contract and coverage disputes, as well as healthcare reimbursement litigation.

In her practice, Katherine covers all aspects from case development to appeals. This includes filing and responding to complaints, conducting discovery, and managing motion practice. She is also an effective negotiator in mediation, arbitration, and other alternative dispute forums.

Before joining Sheppard Mullin, she served as a judicial law clerk at a federal district court. Katherine is licensed to practice in California.



J.D., University of California, Irvine School of Law, 2019, cum laude; Staff Editor for the UC Irvine Law Review; Best Oral Advocate and Runner-Up Best Brief in the UC Irvine Moot Court Competition

B.A., Morehead State University, 2016, magna cum laude


  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Robert C. Chambers of the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia


  • California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • Federal Claims Court
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