Katie LyonsWall

Partner

Dallas + 1.214.969.4576

Katie Wall is an experienced first-chair trial lawyer. Katie tries cases to juries, judges, and arbitrators. She represents clients in complex commercial disputes involving breach of contract, fraud, negligent misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duty, conspiracy, employee actions, and others. With a background in accounting, Katie combines her advocacy skills with an understanding of complex financial and economic issues. Her creative approach and strategy leads to successful outcomes in high-stakes litigation, including unanimous jury verdicts.

Katie represents clients in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, construction, aviation, banking, e-commerce, energy, and retail. She also has significant experience defending companies against Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Department of Justice (DOJ) enforcement actions, including allegations of accounting and securities fraud, compliance issues, and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations.

Katie's practice includes substantial international multiparty and multiforum litigation. She routinely handles complex international discovery and privacy issues as well as strategic government discovery and open records (Freedom of Information Act [FOIA]) disputes.

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 and the Dallas Bar Association.

Experience

  • LTL Management, a Johnson & Johnson affiliate, files for chapter 11 to equitably and permanently resolve all current and future talc-related claims against itJones Day represents LTL Management LLC in its chapter 11 bankruptcy case filed October 14, 2021 in the Western District of North Carolina.
  • Envoy Air defeats class certification in retention bonus disputeJones Day obtained an order denying class certification on behalf of Dallas-based Envoy Air Inc., which flies under the American Eagle brand.
  • Envoy Air defeats class certification in employment disputeJones Day obtained an order denying class certification on behalf of Dallas-based Envoy Air Inc., which flies under the American Eagle brand.
  • Envoy Air victory over age discrimination claims upheld by Fifth CircuitJones Day obtained a victory at the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of Dallas-based Envoy Air Inc., which flies under the American Eagle brand.
  • 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.