Kathy heads Jackson Walker’s Energy Litigation Marketing Group and is a Hiring Partner in the Houston office. A litigation attorney who focuses primarily on commercial litigation and oil and gas litigation, Kathy has distinguished herself as a skilled trial lawyer who is absolutely dedicated to her clients’ success. Kathy has represented numerous large and small companies in complex commercial and contract disputes, both as plaintiffs and defendants. For example, Kathy has defended a chemical company in high-profile commercial disputes, including defending a significant matter brought by the Mexican national oil company against several U.S. energy and chemical companies related to claims of conversion of millions of dollars of alleged stolen hydrocarbons.
She has handled lawsuits involving contractual and fiduciary duties between joint venturers in a natural gas field; duties owed by operators and working interest owners under joint operating agreements; express and implied covenants in oil and gas leases; royalty disputes; disputes regarding the purchase and sale of hydrocarbons, drainage claims; failed production tubing in a gas well; claims of lease termination, trespass, fraud, fraudulent inducement, and slander of title; and an arbitration involving post-closing accounting and title issues related to the purchase of oil and gas properties. In addition, Kathy has developed experience in health care litigation, representing a managed care company in benefit disputes and in disputes with health care providers related to allegations of underpayment of provider claims and breach of in-network contracts. Kathy also has developed experience in employment litigation and recently tried an employee theft case and two federal lawsuits involving claims brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Kathy’s approach to litigation combines thorough preparation with a deep understanding of both the legal aspects of the case and her clients’ business objectives. She has been described as a “quick study” who leaves nothing to chance in preparing for trial.
Prior to joining Jackson Walker, Ms. Silver was in the Trial Department of Baker Botts, where her practice focused on oil and gas litigation, commercial litigation, and pharmaceutical litigation.