Kathryn Hackett King

Hometown: Phoenix

Term Expires: 2021

Business Phone: 602-229-2540


Governor Doug Ducey appointed Regent Kathryn Hackett King to an eight-year term on the Arizona Board of Regents in March of 2020. Regent King serves as a member of the Finance, Capital and Resources Committee, Audit Committee, and Research and Health Sciences Committee. 

Regent King is an employment and labor attorney as well as the governor’s former deputy general counsel. An attorney with BurnsBarton PLC, she focuses on labor and employment law and litigation, including matters involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour issues, unfair labor practices, employment contracts and other employment matters.

She has represented clients in state and federal courts as well as before administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Arizona Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Labor and National Labor Relations Board.

Prior to joining BurnsBarton, Regent King served as deputy general counsel to Governor Ducey, practiced in the labor and employment section of Snell & Wilmer, LLP and clerked for Arizona Supreme Court Justice Michael D. Ryan.

Regent King has served many organizations devoted to upholding the law, including as a member of the State Bar of Arizona Labor and Employment Section’s Executive Council and the Arizona Civil Rights Advisory Board. She also previously served on the University of Arizona Law College Association Board of Directors. She received the Volunteer Lawyers Program Consumer Litigator of the Year award and has been selected for inclusion in Southwest Super Lawyers ® – Rising Stars (Labor & Employment). Regent King received her juris doctor from the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law and her bachelor’s degree from Duke University.