Katherine Petti focuses on complex civil litigation in a wide variety of matters, such as securities fraud, constitutional law, media law, FDCPA law, product liability, among others. Her experience spans both the trial and appellate levels in state and federal court, from district court litigation, to the court of appeals, and to the United States Supreme Court, as well as international arbitration. Recently, Katherine has drafted briefs for matters before the U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. Courts of Appeals. Katherine was part of the team named "Legal Lions" by Law360 after the firm’s win in Midland Funding v. Johnson. Katherine’s practice also emphasizes the representation of media companies and journalists, including defending a leading news organization from a defamation lawsuit challenging its reporting in print, online, and on television.
Though all cases vary and none is predictive, Katherine’s experience includes:
- Defense of national television news organization in defamation and product disparagement lawsuit seeking more than $1 billion
- Successfully represented Midland Funding in a case regarding the FDCPA and Bankruptcy Code, in the Supreme Court in OT 2016 (Midland Funding v. Johnson).
- Served as counsel in a major international patent licensing arbitration, which was tried in 2015 before a three-member panel, relating to standard essential patents and products with billions of dollars in revenue
- Represented Pfizer Inc. in a securities fraud class action resulting from decrease in stock price upon announcement of resolution of certain government investigations. The case was resolved one week before trial.
Law Clerk, Judge Raymond M. Kethledge, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 2013-2014