Katie represents clients in a variety of high-stakes, complex commercial cases including breach-of-contract disputes and environmental torts, in state and federal courts across the country.
Before joining the firm, Katie clerked for the Honorable Mary Rowland on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the Honorable Robert Gettleman on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Katie attended the University of Chicago for both law school (Honors) and undergraduate (General and Special Honors).
The Boeing Company v. Raytheon Technologies Corporation, Goodrich Corporation, Rockwell Collins, Inc., and Rohr Inc. (Circuit Court, St. Louis County, MO)
Representing the Defendants in this contract dispute relating to certain parts supplied for the F/A-18 and F-15 fighter aircraft programs.
The Boeing Company v. Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation and Hamilton Sundstrand Space Systems International, Inc. (Harris Cty., Tex.)
Counsel for Defendants in contract dispute relating to certain parts and systems supplied for the CST-100 Starliner space vehicle, which is designed to take astronauts to the International Space Station.
Pelvic Mesh Product Liability Litigation
Trial counsel for Ethicon/Johnson & Johnson in defense of lawsuits alleging personal injuries caused by pelvic mesh medical devices.
Cases Tried or Otherwise Taken to Judgment
Hamilton Sundstrand Camdenton Litigation (Camden County, Missouri)
Trial Counsel for Sundstrand in environmental tort cases claiming that alleged environmental contamination in and around Sundstrand’s Camdenton, Missouri facility caused plaintiffs’ personal injuries. Nearly 30 cases are currently pending.
- Gray et al. v. Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
Trial Counsel for Sundstrand in environmental tort case related to contamination of drinking water in community where Sundstrand’s former manufacturing facility was located. Won a complete defense verdict for Sundstrand on plaintiffs’ claims for negligence and punitive damages following a 3-week jury trial.
- Fitzgerald v. Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
Trial Counsel for Sundstrand in environmental tort case related to chemical contamination in community where Sundstrand’s former manufacturing facility was located. Case pending.
Education & Honors
The University of Chicago Law School, 2019, J.D., with Honors
Managing Editor, The University of Chicago Legal Forum
The University of Chicago, 2016, B.A., with Honors
Phi Beta Kappa
- Honorable Robert W. Gettleman, United States District Court of the Northern District of Illinois, 2020-2022
- Honorable Mary M. Rowland, United States District Court of the Northern District of Illinois, 2019-2020
Judicial Extern for the Honorable Edmond E. Chang, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 2017