Katie Morgan is a seasoned litigator with extensive experience in federal district court, state court and arbitration, including significant appellate experience. Ms. Morgan’s practice has a particular emphasis on intellectual property and complex business disputes, but she has litigated a wide variety of matters, including fraud, insurance coverage, professional liability, and antitrust and unfair competition.
Before joining Ogloza Fortney, Ms. Morgan was a senior litigation associate at Krieg Keller, a boutique litigation firm in San Francisco. While at Krieg Keller, Ms. Morgan’s practice focused on intellectual property disputes, including representation of a video game developer in litigation seeking over $10 million in damages for infringement of intellectual property. Prior to Krieg Keller, Ms. Morgan was a litigation associate at Latham & Watkins LLP in San Francisco. At Latham, Ms. Morgan served as second chair of a complex breach of contract and fraud case for Valero Corporation, handling all aspects of the litigation from developing overall strategy, to drafting successful demurrers and motions for summary adjudication, to managing discovery, including taking numerous depositions and arguing discovery motions in court. Ms. Morgan also participated in the successful defense at trial of Oracle Corporation against antitrust violations alleged by the United States Department of Justice, including assisting in the selection, preparation, and defense of expert witnesses. While at Latham, Ms. Morgan drafted successful briefs before both the California Court of Appeals and the California Supreme Court establishing the enforceability of arbitration clauses. During her Latham tenure, the Firm selected Ms. Morgan to serve on its Recruiting Committee.
Ms. Morgan earned her J.D., with honors, from Boston College Law School in 2003, where she was elected the Managing Editor of the Boston College Law Review. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of California, Davis in 1999, where she also played lacrosse and was selected to the Dean’s List for the College of Letters and Sciences. Ms. Morgan lives in Lafayette, California with her family, where she serves on the Board of the Lafayette Juniors and stays active by running after her two small children.