Kathryn Walker serves as vice chair of the firm’s 100-attorney Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Group. Her practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, internal investigations, and government investigations and enforcement.
With more than 20 years of complex business litigation experience, Kathryn has helped clients resolve a wide variety of business and commercial disputes in state and federal courts around the country as well as in private arbitrations and mediations. She has also provided counseling and advice to companies overseas on disputes and investigations.
The Trial Network
Women in White Collar Defense Association (WWCDA)
Tennessee Bar Association — Past Member, Litigation Section Executive Committee
Nashville Bar Association
American Health Law Association (AHLA)
Thistle Farms — Board of Directors
Representation of Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, a global pharmaceutical manufacturer, in numerous cases in courts across Tennessee, Kentucky, and Virginia
Obtained summary judgment on behalf of Change Healthcare and related entities in federal court litigation in Seattle stemming from Change Healthcare’s acquisition of a start-up business in the healthcare technology industry where the stock purchase agreement had contingent earn-out provisions
Representation of Medicare Advantage service provider in qui tam alleging that defendants caused inflation of risk adjustment scores. U.S. ex rel. Ramsey v. Censeo Health, L.L.C., No. 3:14-cv-118 (N.D. Tex.)
Represented the Town of Smyrna, Tennessee in a lawsuit against the Municipal Gas Authority of Georgia (MGAG) alleging unauthorized natural gas hedging charges imposed by MGAG. The case was resolved very favorably for the Town.
Representation of software company in “bet-the-company” litigation involving trade secret misappropriation, trademark claims, unfair competition, defamation, and various cyber-torts
Successful representation of national restaurant company in suit to protect its concept’s most important trademark
Assisted Scripps in the negotiation of the HGTV Magazine launch that closed in December 2012
Represented a Fortune 500 company related to anti-corruption compliance integration of a China acquisition
Representation of a record and distribution company, a musical group, a songwriter, and a New York Times best-selling author by successfully defending them against trademark infringement claims arising out of all parties’ use of a famous song
The Best Lawyers in America© — Commercial Litigation (2015-2022)
Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) — Fellow (2013)
Nashville Business Journal “Best of the Bar” (2008)
Vanderbilt Law Review — Executive Editor
Phi Beta Kappa
Henry Luce Fellow Finalist