Kate is a Partner in Quinn Emanuel’s Houston Office. Her practice focuses on complex, high-stakes energy and infrastructure litigation and arbitration, with an emphasis on matters arising out of distressed assets and bankruptcies. She has appeared in federal and state courts and international and domestic arbitrations in forums across the country. Known for her relentless, creative approach to problem-solving and her unique ability to distill complex topics into simple, compelling stories, Kate has achieved stellar results for clients on both sides of the docket, including nine-figure awards and settlements for plaintiffs and complete dismissals for defendants. Recently, Kate was a key part of the team that won and confirmed a $720 million ICDR arbitral award on behalf of Vantage Deepwater.
Kate clerked for the Honorable Carolyn Dineen King in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Honorable Lee H. Rosenthal in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. Kate is Secretary of the Southern District of Texas Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and is also a founder and co-chair of the Chapter’s Inclusion Initiative, which seeks to bring greater diversity to federal practice in Houston.