25 October 2017
Washington DC
Reporter: Barney Dixon

Baker Botts adds IP litigator

Baker Botts has added Katharine Burke to its intellectual property litigation team in Washington DC.

Burke, who joins as special counsel, previously worked at Kirkland & Ellis, where she was partner.

She focuses on IP and commercial litigation in the telecommunications, flash memory, network protocol, multimedia and medical device industries.

In addition, she has experience working with trial teams for IP litigation before district courts and the US International Trade Commission (ITC).

Bart Showalter, partner and chair of Baker Botts’s IP department, said: “To deliver quality representation to clients amidst the increasing demand for our ITC trial capabilities, it is important to secure extraordinary talent.”

“Katharine Burke’s experience on trial teams for successful IP litigations in federal district court and at the ITC is exactly the calibre of lawyer that will enhance the practice. She is an outstanding addition to our IP department.”

Lisa Kattan, ITC practice chair, said: “Our ITC practice continues to be increasingly busy across a number of industries, and we are pleased with the results we are achieving for high-level clients.”

“Burke’s exceptional IP litigation background in a wide range of technologies and her top-notch engineering qualifications will be tremendous assets to our clients. We welcome her as she adds to the stellar make-up of the lawyers in our ITC and district court practice.”

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