EDUCATION:J.D., With Honors
Emory University School of Law
B.S., Magna Cum Laude, Financial Management
“Katy approaches challenges and opportunities with an energetic, positive attitude, an attitude that inspires her team, including lawyers and support staff, alike.”
KATY is a shareholder in Baker Donelson’s Atlanta office, where she represents secured and unsecured creditors in a variety of matters, including chapter 11, chapter 7, chapter 12 and chapter 13 bankruptcy cases, involuntary petitions, § 363 asset sale issues, cash-collateral issues, lien-priority and avoidance actions, preference actions, rejection/assumption of executory contracts, stay-relief actions, asset-recovery and disposition, contested confirmation hearings, adversary proceedings and bankruptcy appeals. In addition to her bankruptcy practice, she regularly represents individuals, businesses and financial institutions with respect to commercial litigation, contract disputes, foreclosures, receiverships and post-judgment collection activities in state and federal courts.
Katy’s prior experience includes clerking for Chief Judge Craig Whitley in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of North Carolina and for Hon. Wendy L. Hagenau in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Georgia. She was named a “Rising Star” by Georgia Super Lawyers in Bankruptcy: Business in 2017 and 2018, nominated as an “Attorney to Watch” and named one of Georgia’s Outstanding Young Lawyers by Atlanta Magazine in 2018, and named one of Georgia’s Legal Elite in Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights by Georgia Trend Magazine in 2013. She is a frequent presenter on bankruptcy related topics, including at ABI’s 2019 Southeast Bankruptcy Workshop.
Katy serves as the firm’s Atlanta Office Women’s Initiative liaison and formerly co-chaired the firm’s Parental Leave Committee. In addition to her bankruptcy and commercial litigation practice, she partners with Cobb County Legal Aid to offer pro bono assistance to domestic violence victims and the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation to assist pro bono low-income clients collecting on judgments through the “Dollars for Judgments” program. For her work, in 2018 she received the Cobb County Legal Aid Pro Bono Star Award.