Katheryn A. Gettman



(612) 260-9075

(612) 260-9080

Katie provides legal and business guidance to corporations, executives, and business owners primarily by acting as their outside general counsel. Many of Katie’s clients are businesses looking to grow and she advises these companies on acquisition and financing strategies. She counsels and guides corporations, executives, and business owners in mergers, stock sales and asset acquisitions, private placement offerings, and subscription agreements. She also represents investors, handling all aspects related to the private placement and investment of funds and purchase of securities. Katie counsels clients on general business matters, including vendor and customer contract negotiations, operations and project financing, management concerns and competitor disputes, software license agreements, master services agreements, statements of work and other intellectual property, and web-based services agreements.

Public companies rely on Katie's experience to support them with board governance and counseling, SEC, and exchange rule compliance, Rule 144 and other stock transfer restrictions, registered offerings, drafting and review of press releases, 8-Ks, 10-Qs, 10-K-s, and other periodic reporting.  

Having worked in business in a variety of roles, including as a member of the executive team of a highly acquisitive public company, Katie brings practical aspect to her approach with clients. This approach allows Katie to provide legal counsel that is appropriate and actionable, taking into account both business and legal considerations.

Katie earned both her B.A. and B.B.A., cum laude, from University of Minnesota. Katie earned her M.B.A., with honors, and her J.D., cum laude, from Willamette University.




The Law of Business

September 19, 2022

Katie Gettman is featured in a University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) article discussing her career path and what led her to become a business transactions lawyer.

10 Questions with Katie Gettman

April 14, 2022

Recently recognized as a “Notable Woman in Law” by Twin Cities 2022 Business Magazine, Katie Gettman discusses her practice and background with Hennepin County Bar Association and Minnesota Lawyer.

Cozen O’Connor’s Katheryn Gettman Named To Twin Cities Business 2022 Notable Women in Law List

February 16, 2022

Cozen O’Connor corporate attorney Katheryn Gettman, a member in the firm’s Minneapolis office, has been named by Twin Cities Business Magazine to its 2022 Notable Women in Law list.

Cozen O’Connor’s Corporate Practice Continues Rapid Growth, Adding Minnesota Attorney Katheryn A. Gettman

May 11, 2020

Gettman is the eleventh attorney to join the firm’s Corporate Practice this month,

Events & Seminars

Past Events


  • Willamette University College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2003
  • Willamette University, M.B.A., with honors, 2003
  • University of Minnesota , B.B.A., cum laude, 1999
  • University of Minnesota , B.A., cum laude, 1999

Awards & Honors

Twin Cities Business Magazine, Notable Women in Law 2022

  • Minnesota

Minnesota State Bar Association

Hennepin County Bar Association