Education & Honors

The University of Chicago Law School, 2010, J.D., with Honors

Member, The University of Chicago Law Review

Ann Watson Barber Outstanding Service Award

Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Constitutional Law, Professor Gerald Rosenberg

Faculty Appointments Committee, Student Representative

Amherst College, 2006, B.A., magna cum laude

Government service

Judicial Law Clerk, Honorable Robert M. Dow, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 2011-2012

Judicial Law Clerk, Honorable Terence T. Evans, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 2010-2011 

Bar admissions

Illinois 

Katharine A. Roin

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Professional Practice

Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott, LLP, 2012-Present, Partner (since 2016)

Representative cases

TurnKey Solutions v. Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Trial team for HPE in trade secret and breach of contract litigation concerning automated testing software.
(District of Colorado) 

John Crane Inc. v. Schein Law Group; John Crane, Inc. v. Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett
Counsel for John Crane as plaintiff in civil RICO litigation arising out of alleged fraud in connection with asbestos injury litigation and corresponding claims under asbestos bankruptcy trusts.  (Northern District of Illinois)

Hewlett-Packard v. Oracle 
Trial team for Hewlett-Packard in the damages phase of litigation relating to Oracle’s decision to no longer port new Oracle software products to HP’s Itanium line of server products.  The jury returned a $3 billion verdict in favor of our client HP and rejected Oracle’s counterclaims. (Superior Court of California for Santa Clara County)

YAZ/Yasmin Product Liability Litigation
Counsel for Bayer in nationwide product liability litigation alleging personal injuries caused by the oral contraceptives YAZ and Yasmin. MDL in the Southern District of Illinois and coordinated proceedings in California, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.

Bayer Pharma v. Watson Labs. & Lupin Ltd.  
Trial counsel for Bayer in Hatch-Waxman litigation against challengers seeking to market a generic version of the oral contraceptive Natazia®. Complete trial victory for Bayer. (District of Delaware) 
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Proprietect v. Johnson Controls, Inc. 
Represented Defendant Johnson Controls, Inc. in a patent infringement action regarding foam molding technology used in automotive seat manufacturing in the Eastern District of Michigan.  Case has settled.

Wildcat v. Johnson Controls, Inc.
Represented Defendant Johnson Controls, Inc. in a patent infringement action regarding safety bolts used in automotive seat manufacturing in the Western District of Wisconsin. 

SecNet Holding, LLC v. Potash et al.
Represented private equity firm in breach of contract dispute concerning purchase agreement in Delaware Chancery Court.  Case has settled.  

In re Factor VIII or IX Concentrate Blood Products Litigation (MDL, U.S. District Court, N. Dist. of Illinois) 
Counsel for Bayer in ongoing world-wide litigation alleging infection with HIV and hepatitis C from blood-based derivatives used to treat hemophilia.