University of Mississippi, BA, English Literature and Composition, summa cum laude, 2003


Chicago Association of Legal Personnel Administrators (CALPA)

  • President, 2015
  • Vice President, 2014
  • Secretary, 2013

The National Association for Law Placement (NALP)

  • Presenter, Annual Education Conference, 2013

Chicago Professional Development Consortium

Katie Hoekstra is Chapman's Director of Recruiting. She oversees the recruiting of summer associates, plans and executes the annual summer associate program and manages on-campus recruiting efforts for all offices. In addition, Katie is in charge of orientation and on-boarding for all new attorneys, assists with recruiting of lateral attorneys, and coordinates many aspects of the firm's professional development, diversity and CLE-related efforts. She joined the firm in 2010.

Her prior work experience includes Davis Polk & Wardwell (2004-2008) in New York and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in Chicago (2008-2010).  

Katie is an active member of the Chicago Association of Legal Personnel Administrators (CALPA), serving as President in 2015, Vice President in 2014, and Secretary in 2013. She is also an active member of the National Association for Law Placement, having written articles for the NALP Bulletin and presented at the 2013 NALP Conference in Tampa, Florida.