Katie represents corporations, executives, and directors in a range of complex civil cases.  She focuses on defending claims of fraud and breach of contract against banks and servicers in connection with residential mortgage-backed securities.

Katie also has performed internal investigations and counseled clients in criminal investigations related to compliance, fiduciary duty, insider trading, and investor disclosures.

Katie is the co-editor of the RMBS Litigation section of Orrick’s Financial Industry blog.  She devotes a portion of her practice to pro bono activities, including representing individuals in collateral attacks on criminal convictions.

Before joining Orrick, Katie clerked for the Honorable Irma E. Gonzalez in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California.

    • Representing a financial institution in actions initiated by certificateholders in mortgage-backed securities claiming breaches of representations and warranties related to mortgage loans.
    • Representing a financial institution in actions by monoline insurers seeking to deny coverage under financial guarantees covering residential mortgage-backed securitizations.
    • Defending Bay Area tech companies in TCPA class actions.
    • Representing the former president of the nation’s largest mortgage lender in litigation with the SEC in the Central District of California, multiple suits by equity and debt holders, and litigation brought by RMBS investors and insurers.
    • Conducting an internal investigation into allegations about compliance and insider trading at a Fortune 100 company.

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