Katie focuses her legal practice on public policy and appellate litigation. She regularly counsels corporate clients on matters involving data privacy, product liability, damages, civil justice issues, and federal and constitutional law. Katie has experience representing clients in complex appellate litigation in both federal and state courts.

Before joining Shook, Katie served as a law clerk to the Honorable Michael B. Brennan of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Katie has also served as chief counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee where she advised Sen. Jeff Flake on judicial nominations and legislation and represented the senator before the U.S. Supreme Court.  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.

In 2021, Katie was selected to be a fellow with Lawyers for Civil Justice (LCJ). She is also a member of the executive committee of The Federalist Society’s Litigation Practice Group. 

Katie received her J.D. from the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University. She received her B.A. in political science from Liberty University.

 

Representative Matters

Part of a team who represented a food producer before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit panel in a Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) dispute. The panel sided with client, ruling that the case did not belong in court because the issue is preempted by the Labor Management Relations Act (LMRA). The appeals court dismissed the five claims brought by workers who asserted their fingerprints were taken without consent in violation of BIPA. See 7th Circ. Won't Revive Workers' Biometric Privacy Suit, Law360, September 21, 2021. Fernandez v. Kerry Inc., No. 21-1067 (USCA, 7th Circuit, September 20, 2021). 

Publications

Mark Behrens & Kateland Jackson, New Study Supports Federal Expert Evidence Rule Reform, FedSoc Blog (Federalist Soc’y Oct. 21, 2021).

Mark Behrens & Kateland Jackson, Federal Judiciary Advisory Committee Proposes Amendments to Expert Testimony Rule, FedSoc Blog (Federalist Soc’y Sept. 20, 2021).

Mark Behrens & Kateland Jackson, FL Supreme Court Extends “Apex Doctrine” to Private Sector, FedSoc Blog (Federalist Soc’y Aug. 27, 2021).