Kate Poorbaugh is a partner in Chapman’s Corporate and Securities Department and Investment Management Group. She focuses her practice on the formation and ongoing representation of investment companies, including open-end funds, exchange-traded funds and unit investment trusts. Her experience also includes matters involving the representation of broker-dealers, investment advisers and general corporate compliance matters. Kate participated in the firm’s summer associate program in 2014 and joined the firm in 2015


Illinois, 2015


University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2015

  • Development Editor, University of Illinois Law Review

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.S., Accountancy, Highest Honors, 2012



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