Bethany Recht regularly advises trustees of mass tort settlement trusts and qualified settlement funds on issues relating to all aspects of trust administration. Bethany has extensive experience in all claims processing related matters. In addition, pulling from her litigation background, she oversees the claims resolution and arbitration processes for her clients, and manages third-party discovery requests and disputes. In the mass tort space, Bethany has experience advising her clients on audit matters, lien resolution, and Medicare compliance. Additionally, she has broad litigation experience assisting clients with general business and commercial litigation matters. She has represented financial institutions, private equity funds, developers, and major corporations in a wide range of matters including joint venture and partnerships disputes, real property disputes, problem loan disputes, fraud claims, breach of contract claims, and insurance policy coverage issues. 

Bethany is licensed to practice law in California, Ohio, and Massachusetts. Prior to joining KMK, Bethany was an associate at DLA Piper LLP in Los Angeles and Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in Boston.

She serves as Co-Chair of the firm's Diversity Committee.

Professional and Community Involvement

Ohio Women's Bar Foundation, Leadership Institute Class of 2019-2020

Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Law School Mentoring Program, Mentor

KMK Law Diversity Case Competition, Chair (2019-2021)

Cincinnati Bar Association

Ohio State Bar Association

Massachusetts Bar Association

Awards & Recognition

Named to Ohio Rising Stars

Named to Southern California Rising Stars, 2010

News & Resources

Speaking Engagements


Other Publications

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, Los Angeles Lawyer, January 2009


  • Ohio
  • California
  • Massachusetts


J.D., Northwestern University School of Law, 2005

B.A., University of Michigan, 2002

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