Katie Maechler focuses her practice on product liability litigation, and she has successfully represented major medical device manufacturers in federal and state courts throughout the country. Prior to joining Maslon in 2012, Katie worked at a private law firm in Texas where she represented clients in a variety of complex litigation matters, including business torts and breach of contract disputes.
Katie has experience defending federal preemption of claims involving FDA-approved medical devices and creating strategies for related litigation claims centered on medical device safety notifications and recalls. She has significant experience deposing fact witnesses and health care providers as well as working with medical and technical experts. She has been instrumental in leveraging written discovery and deposition testimony to reduce and eliminate litigation risk by way of dispositive motions and alternative dispute resolution. Katie takes a strategic approach to her matters, and she 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.