Bar Admissions

  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit


  • J.D., magna cum laude, American University, Washington College of Law, 2014
    Order of the Coif

    Executive Editor, American University Law Review
  • B.A., Northwestern University, 2007
    Captain, Women's Soccer Team
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Katie M. Wright


Katie Wright is an associate in Venable's Commercial Litigation Group, where she represents clients in various complex civil matters, such as breach of contract claims, various tort causes of action, partnership and other business entity disputes, consumer financial protection investigation and litigation, and general litigation issues. She also has experience briefing and arguing in various federal courts of appeals. 

Katie is experienced in all stages of litigation, from case initiation through post-trial briefing. She has extensive knowledge and experience in civil discovery, including complex e-discovery and document review efforts, drafting and responding to written discovery requests, and preparation for and defending depositions. She also has wide-ranging experience researching and drafting discovery and dispositive motions.

Katie has been engaged in extremely high-profile and confidential matters and is particularly sensitive to, and adept at managing, the competing interests clients must balance during litigation.

Prior to attending law school, Katie was a legal assistant at a prominent firm in Washington, DC, where she assisted with mass insurance litigation, managed document reviews and productions, and coordinated logistics for trial teams. While in law school, she served as a legal intern to the Honorable Judge Ramsey Johnson and the Honorable Judge Peter Krauthamer, both at the District of Columbia Superior Court. She also served as Executive Editor of her law review, managing a staff of one hundred fellow students and overseeing the editing and publishing of six editions of the American University Law Review.

Representative Matters

  • Part of a team that successfully defended a multinational hospitality company in a dispute that presented complicated international jurisdictional issues related to plaintiffs' claims to land in Eastern Europe. The decision was upheld by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.


Katie was a captain of her college soccer team and enjoys playing in local coed soccer leagues and charity events. She is an avid SoulCycle participant.