Katina Thornock

Katina Thornock

Position: Starbucks Corporation
Board of Directors

Katina Thornock serves as Director, Corporate Counsel, Litigation at Starbucks Corporation in Seattle, Washington.  She is responsible for overseeing tort, complex commercial and Americans with Disabilities Act litigation on behalf of Starbucks.  Ms. Thornock also serves as a key advisor to internal business units at Starbucks, including the company’s Global Operations, Safety and Security, Risk Management, Store Development and Supply Chain Operations departments.  She is the immediate-past Co-Chair of the Starbucks Law and Corporate Affairs Diversity Committee. Ms. Thornock was recently selected to represent Starbucks as a 2014 Leadership Counsel on Legal Diversity Fellow.  Ms. Thornock began her career in the Prosecuting Attorneys Offices of King and Pierce Counties, Washington where she guided misdemeanor and felony prosecutions through trial.  Prior to joining Starbucks, Ms. Thornock gained extensive litigation experience in private practice working at the Reed McClure and Cozen O’Connor law firms.  In 1996, she graduated from the University of Washington with a B.A. in English and Political Science.  She is a 2001 graduate of Seattle University School of Law.

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