Kate R. Cook
Kate serves as the First Assistant Attorney General in the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, assisting Attorney General Maura Healey with oversight, operations, and decision-making in all matters across the office. She has over two decades of experience as a trusted legal advisor and litigator to public officials and state and local government agencies. Prior to her appointment as First Assistant, Kate was a partner at a Boston law firm, where she chaired the government law and election law practice groups and had an active pro bono practice focused on civil rights and civil liberties matters. Kate formerly served as Chief Legal Counsel to Governor Deval L. Patrick, General Counsel to the Massachusetts Senate Ways & Means Committee, and as Assistant Corporation Counsel at the City of Boston. Kate is a graduate of Brown University and Harvard Law School.