Kerry S. Kumabe


Kerry Kumabe joined the faculty of the First Year Skills program in 2018. She earned her J.D. at Berkeley Law School, where she served as Senior Notes & Comments Editor on the California Law Review and Senior Articles Editor on the Asian American Law Journal.

After graduation, Kumabe joined the litigation group at the Palo Alto office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. At Skadden, she represented clients in a broad range of matters, including federal securities litigation, government investigations, and data privacy. She then joined the Office of Staff Attorneys at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, where she focused on civil and immigration appeals. 

Kumabe holds a master’s degree in literature from Cambridge. She received her bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Pennsylvania, summa cum laude.


B.A., University of Pennsylvania (2001)
M.Phil., University of Cambridge (2004)
J.D., UC Berkeley School of Law (2010)