Attorneys

Katherine (“Katie”) Anand

Practice Areas

  • Commercial/Business Litigation
  • Financial Services Litigation
  • Appellate
  • Electronic Discovery and Document Retention

 

Katie understands the value of close relationships and how they help people work together. Those relationships are what make her such a fierce advocate for her clients. Working together, Katie helps them identify what they want to achieve and how she can help accomplish those outcomes. Their goals become her goals. Katie advocates aggressively, and her results reflect that.

Katie’s practice is focused on litigation, stepping in when business relationships for one reason or another go awry.  Katie often gets involved pre-suit to help investigate potential claims or attempt to resolve disputes before someone gets to the courthouse.  If litigation arises, Katie tenaciously represents her clients’ interests to trial and appeal, if necessary.  In addition to handling general business litigation, such as breach of contract, negligence, and fiduciary duty claims, Katie has specific experience with matters involving financial services and enforcement of security interests (representing lenders and loan servicers), distribution and supply chain matters (representing manufacturers and resellers), and construction litigation (representing owners in claims against contractors, architects, and engineers).

When asked how she approaches her work, Katie says, “It’s simple—we treat each client like it is our only one. No one gets lost in the shuffle.”

In addition to her legal work, Katie volunteers at her children’s school as often as she can. She also serves as President of the Board for Rainbow Days, Inc., a Dallas-based charity that helps children all over the country overcome adversity and have promising futures.

Education And Certifications

J.D., University of Notre Dame Law School, cum laude (2005)

  • Federal Courts, Practice & Procedure Editor, Notre Dame Law Review, 2004-05; Editor, 2003-04
  • Student Symposium Editor, Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, 2004
  • National Association of Women Lawyers Award for scholarship, motivation, and contribution to advancement of women in society, 2005
  • Kaneb Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, 2004

B.A., Politics, University of Dallas, magna cum laude (2002)

  • Phi Beta Kappa

Admissions

State Bar of Texas

United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas

United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

United States District Court for the Western District of Texas

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals


Affiliations

Member, State Bar of Texas

Member, Dallas Bar Association

Member, Dallas Women Lawyers Association

Member, Attorneys Serving the Community

Member, College of the State Bar of Texas

Foundation Fellow, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, DAYL

Chair, Community Involvement Committee, 2009-10; Vice-Chair, 2008-09;

Chair, LegalLine Committee, 2008-10; Vice-Chair, 2007-08

ABA, Resolutions Committee and Awards/Subgrants Team, 2007-08

Notre Dame Club of Dallas

Board of Directors, Rainbow Days, Inc., 2012-Present

Executive Committee, Rainbow Days, Inc., 2014-Present

Chair-Elect, Rainbow Days, Inc., 2015

Founder, Auxiliary, Rainbow Days, Inc., 2012-Present

 

 


Prior Work Experience

Associate, Thompson & Knight, LLP, Dallas (2005-09) Trial Section


Professional Achievements

Recognized, Texas Rising Star, Thomson Reuters as published in Texas Monthly (2013-2018)

Recognized, Best Lawyers Under 40, as published in D Magazine (2018)

Jo Anna Moreland Outstanding Committee Chair Award, Dallas Bar Association, Community Involvement Committee, 2010


Publications

  • Frequently Asked Questions about Texas Offers of Settlement – News for the Bar, State Bar Litigation Section – 03/2015 – Author
  • We Won! Now What? Practical Post-Judgment Discovery for Judgment Creditors – The Advocate, State Bar Litigation Section Report – 10/2013 – Co-Author
  • Subpoenas: Handling Nonparty Discovery Under Texas and Federal Law – Dallas Bar Association – 01/2013 – Co-Author
  • Litigation Trends in the Banking and Financial Services Industries – Dallas Association of Financial Professionals – 09/2008 – Co-Author
  • Discovery Readiness: Creating a Data Map – Client Alert, Thompson & Knight – 11/2007 – Co-Author
  • New Federal Rule Allows Citation of "Unpublished" Opinions – Appellate Bulletin, Thompson & Knight – 06/2007 – Co-Author
  • Note, Demanding Due Process: The Constitutionality of the § 524 Channeling Injunction and Trust Mechanisms that Effectively Discharge Asbestos Claims in Chapter 11 Reorganization – 80 Notre Dame Law Review 1187 – 01/2005 – Author