Katie is a corporate lawyer who works in the areas of company formation and financing, including venture capital, private placements, and public offerings. She also advises clients on complex intellectual property transactions and general corporate matters.

Katie received her B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her Master of Public Administration from the University of Southern California. Before law school, Katie worked as a city planner for two cities in Northern California. She received her J.D., magna cum laude and Order of the Coif, from Duke Law School, where she was a Mordecai Scholar and served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Duke Law Journal.  Prior to joining the firm, Katie clerked on the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals for the Honorable James A. Wynn, Jr.

  • Represented large pharmaceutical company on a license and co-development transaction with a university spin-out.
  • Served as lead-investor’s counsel in $70,000,000 revenue interest financing transaction with a specialty pharmaceutical company.
  • Served as outside general counsel to various university spin-out companies on matters that include formation, financing, and securing intellectual property rights.
  • Represented lead investor in $100,000,000 pharmaceutical product financing transaction.
  • Represented large pharmaceutical company in venture and strategic investment transactions with early-stage product development companies.
  • Individualized vs. Generalized Assessments: Why RLUIPA Should Not Apply to Every Land-Use Request, 62 Duke L.J. 79 (2012)