Katherine Compton

Partner

  • location icon Dallas, TX
    2100 Ross Avenue
    Suite 2000
    Dallas, TX 75201

Katherine Compton is a partner in the Dallas office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Commercial Practice. Katherine brings over 20 years experience in complex commercial litigation to Lewis Brisbois. Formerly a partner with the international law firm of Greenberg Traurig, LLP, Katherine has extensive experience in litigating complex commercial matters, including trademark infringement, theft of trade secret, franchise, banking, corporate, non-competes, personal injury/wrongful death and numerous other types of commercial litigation. She has obtained more than 50 temporary restraining orders and handled numerous trials. Most importantly, she is passionate about listening to her clients and meeting their needs, whether they want to stand on principal and take a case to trial or settle early.

Areas of Experience

  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Class Action defense
  • Trade secret litigation
  • Trademark infringement
  • Wrongful death / Personal Injury
  • Corporate litigation
  • Banking litigation

Significant Representations

  • Successfully obtain temporary restraining order for corporate lessee to regain access to historical premises in downtown Dallas to finish out improvements against prominent local developer who was the new Lessor
  • Represent corporate minority shareholder in dispute with corporation and shareholders for breach of fiduciary duty and fraud
  • Represent trucking company and truck driver in two week wrongful death trial against reptile plaintiff’s counsel
  • Represent largest apartment management company in the United States in trademark infringement dispute
  • Defend attorney in legal malpractice litigation
  • Represent corporate client in all its litigation matters
  • Defend hotel in premises liability and respondeat superior litigation in Dallas
  • Represent The Acushnet Company against retailers and wholesalers counterfeiting Titleist Pro V1 golf balls in multi-million dollar trademark infringement lawsuits across the country.
  • Represent Cartier International B.V. and Montblanc-Simplo Gmbh in trademark infringement action related to counterfeit Montblanc and Cartier watches.
  • Represent PRL USA Holdings, Inc. in multi-million dollar trademark infringement lawsuit against numerous defendants for selling counterfeit Polo and Chaps shirts.
  • Represent Liz Claiborne, Inc. against a Dallas based public company in multimillion dollar trademark infringement litigation involving alleged counterfeit Monet Jewelry. Obtained temporary restraining order against all Defendants in lawsuit.
  • Defend board of directors of Marketing Specialists in multimillion dollar litigation brought by trustee of Marketing Specialists, Inc. against Mary Kay, Inc., board of directors and officers of Marketing Specialists, Inc.
  • Defend board of directors of Horizon Pharmacies, Inc. in litigation brought by trustee of Horizon Pharmacies, Inc.
  • Represent Hitachi Data Systems Corporation in contract dispute.
  • Defend AT&T Corp. in multimillion dollar trade secret litigation
  • Complex class action real estate litigation related to development of 141 acres in Elm Creek Subdivision in San Antonio, Texas
  • Work with team of lawyers in antitrust Litigation brought by Kinetic Concepts, Inc. v. Hillrom, Inc. in highly publicized successful multimillion dollar verdict
  • Successfully defended class action securities fraud litigation against public restaurant chain
  • Successfully defended class action securities fraud litigation against public computer company 
  • Highly acrimonious slander litigation arising out of a divorce and adulterous relationship involving high profile professionals.
  • Handle all lawsuits and business legal matters for Peak Capital Corporation, an automobile finance corporation.
  • Successfully defended products liability case for Hitachi Power Tools, USA.
  • Successfully defended Smith & Nephew, Inc., world's largest orthopedic supply company in civil rights lawsuit:  Won summary judgment in Federal Court.

Publications

"Trademark Litigation," Year in Review, Texas Bar Journal, 2014 - 2016

Prior Experience

  • Shareholder Complex Commercial Litigation, Greenberg Traurig, LLP
  • Of counsel litigation attorney at Akin, Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP.
  • General Counsel of Swearingen Aircraft, Inc.
  • Associate, Cox & Smith, Inc. real estate and banking.

Professional Presentations

  • Presenter - Dallas Bar Association March 2015, March 2014 - Class Actions - Primer and Update
  • Author, Texas Bar Journal - Year in Review - 2015, Year in Review - 2014 and Year in Review - 2013.

Admissions

Texas

Northern District of Texas

Southern District of Texas

Eastern District of Texas

Western District of Texas

Awards & Honors

  • Rated AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • National Association of Women Lawyers - Outstanding Member 2010
  • 7 time Ironman Triathlon Finisher

Education

St. Mary's University Law School

Juris Doctor

University of North Texas

Undergraduate and Masters in Accounting (Taxation)

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