Katherine Joyce is an attorney at Bernstein Shur in Portland, Maine. When it comes to energy and environmental law, Kat’s a powerhouse of a lawyer. She brings that same energy to her roles as Shareholder, Chair of the Energy and Environmental Practice Group, elected member of the Compensation Committee, and active mentor at Bernstein Shur. In cooperation with other firm leaders, she is determined to ensure that her business runs as well as her clients’ businesses, and that lessons learned can be lessons shared when embracing change in today’s marketplace. She has played an active role in improving parental leave options for young families, for raising the expectations of the Maine bar around gender bias, for improving options for flexible work schedules, and for approaching difficult discussions around diversity and culture with intention and a strategic outlook. In November 2018, Kat served as a panelist on the Maine Women’s Fund program Women Mean Business. Kat earned her B.A. from Middlebury College, a Master’s Degree in Environmental Law from Vermont Law School, and her J.D. from the University of Maine School of Law.