Kate Nahapetian is the manager of investor services at Cohen Milstein, where she works primarily with the Securities Litigation & Investor Protection practice. Kate manages the portfolio monitoring process for our over 200 institutional clients including public pension funds around the country. She prepares their monthly monitoring reports presenting recommendations on securities class actions.
Before joining the firm, Kate litigated class actions for a highly regarded plaintiff-side firm and practiced as a human rights attorney. She brings to Cohen Milstein more than 20 years of public policy experience, including work for then Senator Joseph R. Biden, Jr., the U.S. Department of Justice, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Disability Rights International. She was government affairs director for the Armenian National Committee of America, a grassroots nonprofit touted as one of the most effective ethnic lobbies, where she successfully led foreign policy lobbying campaigns in Congress and before senior White House officials. Moreover, she was the founding executive director of the Armenian Legal Center for Justice and Human Rights, where she developed several joint human rights projects with law schools around the country, including Yale and University of Southern California.
She received a J.D.from the University of California at Berkeley School of Law, which was partly funded through the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans.
Her publications include, “Confronting State Complicity in International Law,” UCLA Journal of International Law and Foreign Affairs, and “Selective Justice: Prosecuting Rape in the International Criminal Tribunals of the Former Yugoslavia and Rwanda,” Berkeley Women’s Law Journal.