As Founding and Managing Partner of Ciresi Conlin, Katie’s known for practicing at the intersection of science and the law. She pinpoints the advantages and disadvantages of each case, quickly and efficiently. In order to know how to maneuver your client’s case, you also need to understand your opponent’s path. Seeing through the pitfalls while recognizing the advantages both sides face helps to refine the business goals and litigation strategies for any dispute. Plus, after decades in practice, Katie’s learned that the best litigation strategy may be an unconventional one. When not working, Katie can be found at her northern Minnesota cabin, running, or encouraging her three children in some new adventure.
- Trial counsel for plaintiffs and defendants in all areas of business litigation from consumer rights and alleged false advertising, to business contractual disputes, to science-based disputes involving modeling, water rights, and environmental issues.
- Litigation counsel for plaintiffs and defendants in patent infringement cases involving technology ranging from food packaging design, internet-based technology including web browsers and communication protocols, mailing machines, heart stents, and MRI.
- Co-Creator of OneBudget® – a software program designed for monitoring current budgets and modeling of future budgets.
- Architect of the Legal Project Management Program (LPM) launched at Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P. LPM involves evaluating case scope, budget, and the legal work schedule to ensure proper communication with the client and case team and efficient work at all levels.