General Counsel, Energizer Holdings, Inc.

Kate Dugan became General Counsel of Energizer in 2021 after joining in 2014 and serving in numerous leadership roles at the company, including Associate General Counsel. She previously practiced law at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, Greenberg Traurig, and Shook, Hardy & Bacon. Kate has volunteered with Sherwood Forest, a Missouri-based, non-profit youth development program. At LCLD, Kate has served as a mentor for the Success in Law School Mentoring Program. 

As part of LCLD's Leaders at the Front initiative, Kate created a Leader's Pledge detailing her personal and organizational commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Read Kate's pledge here.  

Energizer’s targeted recruitment strategies ensure the diversity of its pipeline. The company also offers learning and personal growth opportunities for its global colleagues to foster an inclusive culture. As part of a commitment to community support, Energizer partners with disaster relief organizations and, since 2016, has donated more than 15 million batteries and portable lighting products in North America alone.

Joined LCLD 2021

Highlights of LCLD Participation

Fellows Program
Fellows nominated:
2023: Karen Benson, Lauren Bruning; 2022: Amy Assouad; 2021: Jessica Mendez, John Drake

Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2020

Annual Meeting (2021, 2020)
Leadership Summit (2021)


Member: Kate Dugan