Kaitlyn L. Saberin


Delfino Madden   Delfino Madden 

Shannon Hancock

Kaitlyn Saberin provides outside general counsel services to both for-profit and nonprofit entities.

She regularly negotiates, drafts and advises on contracts for commercial transactions (such as complex technology licenses, software development and implementation projects, intellectual property licenses, equipment rentals, product distribution and consulting services) and frequently advises on data privacy laws and regulations, copyrights, trademarks and licensing issues. She also assists with entity formation and dissolution, obtaining and maintaining tax-exempt status, corporate governance matters, mergers and acquisitions, real property acquisitions and commercial leasing, due diligence, and State of California competitive bidding mechanisms including Requests for Proposals, public procurement requirements and bid protests.

Before joining Delfino Madden, Kaitlyn worked as in-house counsel at the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) where she developed an affinity for legislative history research and statutory interpretation, while earning experience in regulatory promulgation, pension reform with respect to the California Public Employees’ Retirement Law and board elections, as well as board-related fiduciary duties and conflict of interest matters.

  • Advises on U.S. and international data privacy laws (including GDPR, FERPA, HIPAA, CCPA, CPRA and other California privacy laws and regulations), confidentiality and nondisclosure agreements, data collection and sharing, institutional review boards and human subjects research, website terms of use, and privacy policies.
  • Assistant counsel to a food processor in a sale of stock transaction with a value of over $200,000,000.
  • Assistant counsel to a software consulting company in a sale of stock transaction with a value of over $110,000,000.
  • Forms California nonprofit public benefit corporations, including obtaining recognition of federal and state tax-exempt status, compliance with IRS rules for scholarship/grant programs; and dissolution.
  • Successfully represented agency in two bid protests with both contract awards being upheld.
  • Successful promulgation of agency regulations under the California Administrative Procedure Act.
  • Advised on potential conflicts of interests related to service on association or nonprofit boards, and conflicts of interest statutes in the California Public Contract Code concerning follow-on consulting services agreements and competitive bidding restrictions.

Professional, Community and Pro Bono Involvement

  • Member, International Association of Privacy Professionals, 2017 – present
  • Member, National Association of Public Pension Attorneys, 2016 – present
  • Member, Sacramento County Bar Association
    • Business Law Section, 2014 – present
    • Intellectual Property Section, 2015 – present)
  • Member, Metro EDGE, Sacramento Metro Chamber, 2014 – present
  • Member, Leadership Sacramento, Class of 2020, a Program of the Sacramento Metro Chamber Foundation
  • Adjunct Professor, Small Business Law Clinic, Pacific McGeorge School of Law, 2016 – 2018

Honors and Rankings

  • Sacramento Magazine’s Top Lawyers List – Intellectual Property, 2020
  • CalPERS Achieving Performance Excellence (APEX) Award Recipient, 2011


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

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2011

Kait has prepared and presented on various topics for local associations and organizations. Some of the topics have included:

  • Nonprofit Board of Director Fiduciary Duties
  • Data Privacy Laws
  • Open Meeting and Open Records Laws (such as the Brown Act)
  • Attorney-Client Privilege