Katherine T.Berger (Katie)


Columbus + 1.614.281.3917

Katie Berger focuses her practice on complex civil litigation in federal and state courts. She has assisted in a range of matters, including antitrust, consumer class action, and civil RICO lawsuits, as well as disputes affecting public utilities and infrastructure. She has represented clients in the electrical, construction, steel, meat-packing, technology, and retail industries, among others. Her experience spans various stages of the litigation process and involves defending clients against state attorneys general, the Department of Justice (DOJ), and private entities.

Katie also has significant experience helping clients mitigate liability concerns resulting from the coronavirus pandemic. Along with advising entities as to force majeure and other provisions within licensing and supply agreements, she was part of a team that secured dismissal on behalf of a university of claims by students concerning the university's use of online instruction during the pandemic. This dismissal was recently affirmed by the Sixth Circuit.

Katie maintains an active pro bono practice. As part of Jones Day's Border Project, she is working to obtain asylum in the United States for a family of four from Venezuela.

In addition, Katie coaches teams from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law competing in the annual National Moot Court Competition co-sponsored by the NYC Bar Association and the American College of Trial Lawyers.


  • Chamberlain University obtains Sixth Circuit affirmance dismissing breach of contract lawsuitA Jones Day cross-office team secured a significant appellate victory in the Sixth Circuit for Chamberlain University, a nursing school with campuses in 15 states and a subsidiary of Adtalem Global Education.
  • Abercrombie & Fitch brings lawsuit seeking return of rent payments during COVID-19 pandemicJones Day represents Abercrombie & Fitch Co. in a lawsuit filed against its commercial landlord Simon Property Group and more than 60 of Simon's lessor affiliates, seeking the return of rent payments made during the COVID-19 pandemic.