Katherine Gale is a partner in Chapman’s Banking and Financial Services and Public Finance Departments.

Katherine represents foreign and domestic credit providers in municipal, health care, higher education, and not-for-profit financings. Such transactions include bank facilities to provide credit enhancement and liquidity support to tax-exempt securities and the direct purchase of tax-exempt securities. She also represents commercial lenders in structuring secured and unsecured transactions, including asset-based financings, lines of credit, and revolving loan and term loan facilities.


American Health Lawyers Association

National Association of Bond Lawyers

Women in Public Finance

  • Chicago Chapter Board of Directors

Honors & Awards

Recognized as a "Rising Star" by Illinois Super Lawyers, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017




Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, J.D.

  • Senior Editor, Washington University Law Review

Johns Hopkins University, B.A., International Studies and Economics



  • Panelist, "Bank Direct Purchase—General Considerations," NABL's The Workshop: Hybrid, October 13–15, 2021

We have always been focused on finance.

  • 1913
    TS Chapman partners with Henry Cutler to form Chapman and Cutler
  • 1st
    Chapman's first client in 1913 is still a client of the firm today
  • 22
    Diverse financial practices serving regional, national, and global clients
  • 6
    Offices across the country and in key US financial centers

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