Katie Oldham’s practice focuses on complex civil litigation matters, with an emphasis on insurance coverage, business disputes, and claims arising out of property insurance policies.
Katie represents both domestic and foreign insurers in matters arising out of a broad spectrum of insurance policies, including commercial general liability, excess liability, pollution liability, property insurance policies, D&O policies and property and builders risk policies. Katie also frequently provides coverage advice and coverage analyses to insurers across a wide range of policies.
Katie has extensive experience defending insurers in coverage litigation relating to claims under commercial property policies, including property damage and business interruption claims and insurance coverage disputes related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Katie’s litigation experience also extends to general complex commercial litigation, contractual and tort litigation, and large-scale government and internal investigations.
Katie participated in the Houston Prosecutor Program, in which she first-chaired multiple jury trials, achieving favorable outcomes in most of them. Katie has also represented clients, specifically two Honduran sisters, who sought asylum in the United States.
- Representing underwriters of a D&O policy issued to bank directors in a lawsuit over prejudgment and post-judgement interest that arose out of a declaratory judgment action brought in federal court in Atlanta, which was considered by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, which ruled in the client’s favor.
- Representing various insurers in coverage litigation relating to claims under commercial property policies, including property damage and business interruption claims and insurance coverage disputes related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Representing various CGL insurers in breach of contract and bad faith actions brought in both state and federal courts.
- Representing underwriters of pollution legal liability policies in coverage dispute involving a variety of claims for coverage, including claims for remediation costs and litigation expenses.
- Advising domestic CGL insurer in coverage dispute with construction-materials manufacturer arising out of dozens of claims against manufacturer for allegedly faulty product.
- Advising underwriters of pollution legal liability policies relating to a variety of claims for coverage, including claims for remediation costs and litigation expenses.
- Texas State Bar
- 2015– J.D., with honors, the University of Texas School of Law
- Staff Editor for the Texas Review of Litigation
- 2012 – B.A, with honors, The University of Texas
- Academic Honors:
- Phi Beta Kappa
- Dean’s Honor List (cum laude)
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Insurance Law Section of the State Bar of Texas