Katie focuses her legal career on public policy. Prior to Shook, Katie worked in United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit where she was a law clerk to The Honorable Michael B. Brennan, researching and writing legal opinions, dissents and memoranda for complex civil and criminal appeals cases. She also interpreted federal laws and regulations, presented legal analyses and prepared for and attended oral arguments.
Before that, she was chief counsel to Senator Jeff Flake in the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee where she managed a staff of four to six law clerks and attorneys, supervised the judiciary portfolio and researched and drafted legislation on litigation reform, court administration, antitrust, cybercrimes, telecom, consumer protection and data privacy, among other issues. She also represented the Senator as amicus curiae before the Supreme Court in United States v. Sanchez-Gomez. Katie also worked in United States Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division where she served as lead investigator on EEOC complaints alleging civil rights violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act by private and government entities and made litigation recommendations to the division deputy chief.
Katie uses her extensive experience and in-depth knowledge of working in the federal government and courts to create the best legal advantage for her clients.