Kathy Smalley is a Partner of Locke Lord LLP where her law practice includes property transactions and disputes, corporate transactions, corporate and family business governance, and matters concerning family wealth. Formerly a law clerk to Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, and with 17 years as general counsel for national and international real estate companies, she has led transactional teams and appeared in trial. Kathy served as a trustee of the California State Teachers’ Retirement System and is a director-nominee for Quality Care Properties, Inc. She is an arbitrator for the AAA and a member of the board of iCivics. She has taught courses at Harvard, Yale, Stanford, and UCLA Law Schools and UCLA’s Anderson School of Management and is a member of the American Law Institute and an advisor for the Restatement of the Law -- Property. She enjoys being sous-chef for meals concocted by her husband and Martin Vander Weyer.