Former Senior Court Counsel to the Supreme Court of Palau (2020-22), Kathryn-Ann Stamm, Esq. joins the learned community of attorneys permitted to practice law in the Republic of Palau following her swearing-in before Justice John K. Rechucher on February 28.
Law graduate from King’s College London (LLB’11), Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne (License and Masters’13), Cornell Law School (JD’15) and City University of Hong Kong (LLM’16), Ms. Stamm focuses her current practice on corporate law matters, including contract drafting, protecting clients’ interest and ownership rights in joint ventures and licensing agreements and negotiating tailored terms to promote successful long term deal growth and success.
Currently working with the former Director of the US Patent and Trademark Office, Mr. David J. Kappos, at the U. S’s top ranked law firm, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, which includes the developing practice of blockchain and cryptocurrency, she advises on an array of intellectual property matters. Part of her prior experience also includes drafting legislative proposals while working for the European Commission.
In her spare time, Ms. Stamm works on a variety of pro bono matters and gives talks to promote access to the law, including recently to the USA Women Entrepreneurship Cooperative, to assist women entrepreneurs with their startups.
When asked what comes next, Ms. Stamm stated that “Palau and its people have unconditionally shared the wealth of their customs and ways of life. Taking inspiration from the words of the Legend of Dirrengas ‘power came not from the spear or money bead, but from her judgement and tongue,’ I am now eager to in turn contribute towards the continued growth and prosperity of this strong nation.”