Alyse Katz is a senior in-house counsel with more than a decade of legal experience, including nearly three years at PayPal in the fintech (mobile payments) industry.
As litigation counsel at PayPal, Alyse manages pre-litigation disputes, investigations, and civil cases and arbitrations for a range of PayPal products and services, including PayPal Wallet, Venmo, and Braintree. Her responsibilities include formulating and evaluating case strategy; managing outside counsel; participating in ADR; and collaborating with internal clients to proactively assess and mitigate legal risk.
Alyse’s role is focused on North America, but she also provides legal guidance for APAC, including Japan and Singapore.
Prior to joining PayPal, Alyse spent seven years in private practice. She started her career as a litigation associate at Paul Hastings LLP in San Francisco, where she took more than a dozen depositions as a junior associate. She also spent five years as a litigation associate at the Northern California office of Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP. At Davis Polk & Wardwell, Alyse worked on a broad range of complex litigation matters and government investigations and gained jury trial experience.
Alyse is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law and Emory University.