Apple's new legal team includes former U.S. attorney general Theodore Olson and Theodore Boutrous, both partners in the Los Angeles-based firm Gibson, Dunn %26 Crutcher LLP. Early in her career, she served as legal assistant to Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor; as a trial attorney in the United States Department of Justice, Appeals Section of the Environment and Natural Resources division; and as legal secretary to Stephen Breyer, then chief judge of the Court of Appeals for the First Circuit of the United States. Kate earned a degree in Comparative Literature from Brown University and a law degree from the University of Chicago School of Law.
Xiumei Dong covers news from the legal sector, focusing on the strategy and growth of law firms, in-house advice, and Washington D. Bloomberg Law reported last month on the law firms used by major technology companies, such as Apple and Microsoft. Before joining Apple, she spent 14 years as an intern at Honeywell International Inc., another technology company, and a decade at the Sidley Austin law firm, where she was an associate and partner.