Katy Cox represents clients in complex contract disputes, bankruptcy litigation, oil and gas litigation, construction disputes, and general commercial litigation matters.

Katy serves on the steering committee for the firm’s Women’s Initiative, as a member of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee, and is active in the firm's Recruiting Committee.

Honors & Recognitions

Firm’s 2018 Annual Pro Bono Award Winner

Credentials

Education

J.D., University of Texas School of Law, with honors, 2017

Managing Editor for The Review of Litigation
National Appellate Advocacy Competition Regional Semifinalist
Thad T. Hutcheson Moot Court Competition Quarterfinalist

B.A., University of Oklahoma, magna cum laude, Political Science, 2012

Admissions

Texas

Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas

Experience

Bankruptcy Litigation

  • Secured summary judgment victory for chapter 11 trustee in lien priority dispute
  • Represented chapter 11 trustees in preference actions to recover transferred assets
  • Represented secured lenders to obtain relief from automatic stay and otherwise protect interests in collateral
  • Represented defendants to obtain favorable settlements in preference actions

Commercial Litigation

  • Secured dismissal of claims against design professional client in multi-million dollar dispute involving civil RICO, fraud, and unjust enrichment claims in the S.D. of Texas
  • Secured summary judgement victory as lead counsel in favor of plaintiff in contract dispute

    Second-chair counsel in defending oil and gas companies in contract and breach of fiduciary duty disputes

  • Second-chair counsel in defending design professionals in contract disputes
  • Represented former pharmaceutical employees in various state actions against common law allegations of wrongdoing

Other Matters

  • Secured favorable interpleader settlement with over 20 contractors and subcontractors in favor of plaintiff pipeline owner
  • Secured summary judgement victory in favor of plaintiff in employment fraud dispute
  • Successfully appealed denial of pro bono client’s immigration application to the Administrative Appeals Office of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Affiliations

State Bar of Texas, Member

Houston Bar Association, Member

Houston Young Lawyers Association, Member