Katherine Minarik

Training & Education Committee Co-Chair
Partner, Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott

Katherine is a Partner at Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott, one of the nation’s top trial firms. Katherine represents multinational companies in high-stakes intellectual property litigation and commercial disputes, including multiple billion-dollar disputes. Katherine’s practice involves a broad range of technologies from software, elevator lifting systems, and RFID cards to pharmaceutical compositions, antibodies, and antibiotic treatments. Katherine has received numerous professional honors, including being elected to the American Law Institute, honored by the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois as one of the Top Women Lawyers in Leadership in 2016, and named by the Illinois Law Bulletin as one of “40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch” in 2014. Katherine is longtime advocate for women in the legal professional, currently serving as a national board member and the immediate past president of the Coalition for Women’s Initiatives in Law. Katherine received her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and clerked for the Honorable Diane P. Wood on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.