Katharine Battaia Clark

Katharine Battaia Clark

  • 214.969.1495
    214.999.9168
  • 512.469.6176
    512.482.5076
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Partner

  • Thompson & Knight LLP
    One Arts Plaza
    1722 Routh Street, Suite 1500
    Dallas, TX 75201 USA
    214.969.1495
    214.999.9168
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Katie Clark represents clients before bankruptcy courts, federal and state trial courts, arbitration panels, and state appellate courts. She focuses her practice on bankruptcy, creditors' rights, and litigation, including representation of banks, indenture trustees, acquirers of assets from bankruptcy estates, and debtors and creditors in Chapter 11, 7, and 13 bankruptcy cases in a broad range of contested matters and adversary proceedings. Katie has represented creditors in objecting to the adequacy of disclosure statements and confirmation of Chapter 11 plans of reorganization and parties involved in preference and fraudulent transfer litigation. She routinely represents investment banks, commercial banks, and other lenders who originate commercial mortgage loans in various litigation, bankruptcy, and insolvency matters involving real estate and CMBS, with particular experience in multi-family, retail development, and other income-producing properties.

Katie also has experience in state and federal litigation and counseling on matters involving general commercial litigation, wrongful death, negligence, contracts, and premises liability. Additionally, her practice includes representing court-appointed receivers in civil litigation matters. Katie is further committed to including pro bono work and community involvement in her practice.

Experience

Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights

  • Represented financial institution as creditor in In re Hill Country Galleria, L.P., Case No. 09-11175, in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Texas, Austin Division

  • Represented financial institution as creditor in In re Opus West Corp., Case No. 09-34356, in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division

  • Represented numerous tenant-in-common (TIC) clients in In re DBSI Inc., Case No. 08-12687, in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware, Wilmington Division

State and Federal Litigation

  • Represented court-appointed receiver in a securities fraud civil action in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division

  • Represented client in appeal of an award of fraud and damages for fraud resulting in a reversal of the award

  • Represented client in wrongful death matter involving premises liability

  • Represented life insurance company in claim for breach of contract and breach of alleged fiduciary duties

  • Represented clients in reformation, modification, construction, and termination of irrevocable trusts through state court proceedings

Pro Bono

  • Represented nonprofit organization as a creditor in bankruptcy in defense of its claims against the debtor

  • Helped to organize and implement plan to bring a legal clinic to a previously underserved area of North Texas

Distinctions/Honors

  • Texas Rising Stars® by Thomson Reuters (Business); 2014

Activities (Memberships/Affiliations)

  • Board Member and Chair Elect, International Women's Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation

  • Member, American Bar Association

  • Member, State Bar of Texas

  • Member, Dallas Bar Association

  • Member, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (DAYL)

  • Member, Bar Association of the Fifth Circuit

  • Past Board President, Kappa Gamma Chi Alumnae Network

  • Member, State Bar College

  • Member, Turnaround Management Association

  • Member, Dallas Association of Young Bankruptcy Lawyers