Katy Spillers

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Biography

Emerging growth and middle-market companies seek Katy’s counsel and guidance for their corporate matters including their mergers and acquisitions, financings, and joint ventures. She has worked with businesses in nearly every industry but she has a passion and deep industry expertise in branded consumer products, technology, new media, and entertainment industries.

Significant representative matters include:

  • Since 2016, Katy has represented Barstool Sports, Inc., one of the country’s fastest-growing digital media companies (valued at $450M), and in January 2020 represented Barstool in its exclusive sports betting and gaming partnership with Penn National Gaming, Inc. (“Penn National”), a publicly-traded gaming company. The $163M deal is significant because it involves the first major transaction between a media company and gaming company since the Supreme Court essentially legalized sports betting in 2018.
     
  • Represents Karlie Kloss personally in consumer investments, talent deals, fundraisers, sponsorships, advisor services, and various agreements (i.e. endorsement, program, appearance, collaboration, hosting, and charitable promotion agreements), which include Dior, Vogue/Nordstrom, Amazon Fashion, Project Runway, AMEX, Nintendo, SAP and AWAY.

    Katy also represents Karlie Kloss’s Kode With Klossy (KWK), free coding camps that create learning experiences and opportunities for young women that increase their confidence and inspire them to pursue their passions in a technology-driven world. KWK deals include Ford, StockX, OMAZE, Teach for America, Bumble, and ADCouncil.

    Recently, Katy represented Karlie Kloss in the acquisition of high-end fashion publication W Magazine and the formation of W Media, a joint venture with Bustle Digital Media Group and Sara Moonves, Editor-In-Chief.
     
  • Represents Good American since inception through each fundraising round. Founded by Emma Grede and Khloe Kardashian, Good American is a leader in the body positivity movement.
     
  • Represents Skims since inception in each fundraising round. Skims is a shapewear line founded by Kim Kardashian West.

Katy has established herself as a leader in and outside of the firm. After becoming a partner of the firm early in her career, she serves on the firm’s strategic planning committee, is the firm’s representative and a former member of the board of the World Law Group (a global network of leading independent law firms), and participates in the firm’s lateral and associate recruiting initiatives.

In support of her commitment to women entrepreneurs and female leaders in business, Katy is a founding member/sponsor of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day and serves on its advisory board. In addition, Katy is an active member of the Women’s Leadership Council and was included in its first class of associate members.

Professional Affiliations

Awards

  • "Top Women Attorneys in Los Angeles" (2020), Los Angeles Business Journal
  • The Best Lawyers in America (2020-2021)
  • Southern California Super Lawyers (2016-2020)
  • Southern California Rising Stars (2009-2014)

Bar Admissions

  • California

Education

  • University of California, Los Angeles  (J.D., 2005)
  • University of California, Berkeley  (B.A., high distinction, 2002)
    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • English