Katie concentrates her practice in commercial contracting and sourcing support, and has extensive experience drafting, negotiating and managing contracts to minimize the risk and maximize the value of a company's ongoing business operations. She works closely with clients’ legal and risk management departments, and directly with sales and procurement personnel and internal business units. As a member of the Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation team, Katie routinely advises clients in the aviation, software, manufacturing, transportation and chemical industries.
Katie has assisted clients with agreements that support the full spectrum and life cycle of their operations, including: construction and engineering; demolition; facilities services; toll manufacturing; pipeline supply; warehousing and transportation; information technology and telecommunications; and licensing. She has extensive experience assisting clients in developing forms, providing on-call support, and in both training and leading complex contract negotiations. She also works closely with in-house departments to negotiate liability terms related to intellectual property, data security and private personal information (PPI), and coordinates with other Husch Blackwell attorneys to provide efficient support as requested on environmental, export, intellectual property and product liability issues.
Katie also represents clients in the negotiation of long-term, multimillion-dollar agreements for the acquisition or provision of various durable and consumable products and on- and off-site services of a regional, national and international scope. This experience includes major capital equipment procurement; technical, consulting and professional service agreements; and post-merger alignment. Katie also represents vendors in the negotiation of electronic data interchange (EDI) and e-commerce buying agreements.
When she was seconded with an industrial aluminum company, Katie gained unique perspective into the daily challenges faced by her clients. Her responsibilities included managing the completion of a full revision of the client’s global capital procurement terms and conditions, and related agreements and exhibits.