Katie's practice focuses on the defense of corporations in individual and complex tort, product liability and consumer protection matters. Katie has litigated cases in state and federal courts throughout the country, including those involving asbestos products, pharmaceuticals and tobacco. She has played an active role in discovery, motion practice and arbitration for complex class actions and has handled all stages of litigation ranging from fact investigation, deposition and expert witness preparation through pre-trial, trial and post-trial motions.
Katie also advises clients on regulatory matters, including FDA and FTC compliance, and advises organizations on preventive litigation approaches, policy issues, emerging legal developments, and risk management. Additionally, she advises clients on data security breach investigation and response and data privacy compliance with state and federal laws. Her data breach response and compliance experience includes designing and drafting incident response plans for multinational corporations and assisting in information security assessments. Katie also advises companies about their obligations under federal data privacy laws, such as the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, HIPAA/HITECH, CAN-SPAM, and the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA). She also defends clients facing class action litigation under regulatory schemes.