Kaitlyn Saberin

Associate—Corporate Law, Nonprofit Tax-Exempt Organizations, Higher Education

Kaitlyn Saberin specializes in the representation of organizations in technology and commercial transactions, and in particular, advising on data privacy, hosted or cloud-based solutions, and intellectual property ownership and licensing issues.

She has negotiated and drafted agreements involving complex technology licenses, information technology implementations, and consulting services related to higher education and other nonprofit organizations, pension benefits, healthcare, and investment services products, in addition to advising on various State of California competitive bidding mechanisms including Requests for Proposals, public procurement requirements, and bid protests. Utilizing her prior experience as in-house counsel, Kaitlyn offers unique insight when representing customers or vendors having also advised on the practical means of complying with legal requirements.

Prior to joining Delfino Madden O’Malley Coyle & Koewler, Kaitlyn worked as in-house counsel at the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS), where she also gained experience in regulatory promulgation, legislative history research and analysis, pension reform with respect to the California Public Employees’ Retirement Law, board elections, as well as board-related fiduciary duties and conflicts of interest matters.


Assistant: Dana Reeder

Representative Experience

  • Formed and obtained recognition of federal tax-exempt status for a nonprofit corporation and charitable trust.
  • Drafted and advised on policies regarding data privacy, data collection, and website terms of use.
  • Successfully represented agency in two bid protests with both contract awards being upheld.
  • Successful promulgation of state regulations under the California Administrative Procedure Act.
  • Represented purchasing state agency, in consultation with outside counsel, on $300 million custom software design, implementation and maintenance agreement.
  • Advised on potential conflicts of interests for employees to serve on boards of associations or non-profit organizations, and conflicts of interest statutes in the California Public Contract Code concerning follow-on consulting services agreements and competitive bidding restrictions.

Professional Affiliations

Professional, Community and Pro Bono Involvement:

  • Adjunct Professor, Small Business Law clinic, Pacific McGeorge School of Law, 2016-present
  • Member, National Association of Public Pension Attorneys, 2016-present
  • Member, Women Lawyers of Sacramento, 2015-present
  • Member, Sacramento County Bar Association, (Business Law Section, 2014-present), (Intellectual Property Section, 2015-present)
  • Member, Metro EDGE, Sacramento Metro Chamber, 2014-present

Honors and Rankings: CalPERS Achieving Performance Excellence (APEX) Award Recipient, 2011


JD, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, 2010
B.A., University of California, San Diego, 2004

Bar Admissions:

California, 2011