Katie LyonsWall

Partner

Dallas + 1.214.969.4576

Katie Wall is a commercial litigator who focuses on fraud, financial, and contract actions with an emphasis on post-closing acquisition disputes. Katie has more than 10 years of experience representing clients in financial and fraud disputes before federal and state courts, agency proceedings, and arbitration panels. Her creative approach and strategy has led to successful outcomes in several 8- to 10-figure matters. Katie also advises clients on pre-closing matters to avoid post-acquisition litigation.

Katie's practice concentrates on international multiparty and multiforum litigation with matters throughout Europe and Latin America. She routinely handles international discovery and privacy issues as well as government discovery and open records disputes.

Katie represents clients in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, banking and financial, e-commerce, financial, petroleum, and retail. She also has significant experience defending companies against SEC and DOJ enforcement actions, including alleged accounting and financial fraud, securities fraud, compliance issues, and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations.

Katie is a three-time graduate of The University of Texas at Austin, receiving her bachelor's in business administration, master's in accounting, and juris doctorate. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Dallas Bar Association, and the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers.

Experience

  • Wells Fargo resolves derivative and putative class action claims alleging wrongdoing with respect to 272 residential mortgage-backed securities trustsJones Day successfully resolved three putative class actions filed by institutional investors in 272 residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) trusts.
  • Education Management Corporation defends federal and state False Claims Act allegationsJones Day is defending Education Management Company (EDMC) against a False Claims Act action brought by private relators and joined by the federal government, several states and the District of Columbia.
  • Super-regional national bank analyzes potential compliance issues based on Dodd-Frank ActJones Day advised a super-regional national bank in analyzing potential compliance issues based on the Dodd-Frank Act's provision regarding National Bank Act preemption.
  • Specialty Products and Bondex International seek bankruptcy protectionJones Day represents Specialty Products Holding Corp. and Bondex International, Inc. in their chapter 11 cases, which were commenced in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware on May 31, 2010.
  • Transocean defends against litigation and handles other matters related to 2010 Gulf of Mexico explosion and oil spillJones Day represented Transocean Offshore Deepwater Drilling, Inc. and certain of its affiliates in connection with the April 20, 2010 explosion of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig at the Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico that resulted in the deaths of eleven crew members and the largest oil spill in U.S. history.
  • Computer Sciences Corporation achieves settlement in computer software class action brought by more than one million insurance claimantsJones Day defended Computer Sciences Corporation ("CSC") in a proposed putative class action brought by more than one million insurance claimants alleging that 500 major insurers used CSC's computer software to value insurance claims.
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