Katie Maechler is a member of Maslon's Litigation Group. She has successfully represented major manufacturers, business entities, and individuals in an array of complex commercial and business litigation matters in state and federal courts, with particular experience in product liability claims, business torts and fraud actions, and breach of contract claims.
Since joining Maslon in 2012, Katie has helped defend a number of product liability matters in federal and state courts throughout the country. Katie has experience with federal preemption and claims involving FDA-approved medical devices as well as other dispositive motion practice. She also has significant experience deposing key witnesses and health care providers, and has successfully leveraged such testimony to develop theories of alternative causation. Katie takes a strategic approach to discovery issues, and works to negotiate early, reasonable settlement offers when possible, and to aggressively defend each action when not.
Katie received her law degree, with honors, from The University of Texas School of Law in Austin, Texas, and her bachelor's degree, magna cum laude, from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. During law school Katie interned for The Honorable Priscilla Owen of the Texas Supreme Court, who now serves as a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.