Courtney’s passion for the law shines through in every aspect of how she represents and fights for her clients.
Courtney’s practice focuses on complex litigation, including class actions, trade secret litigation (Uniform Trade Secrets Act or UTSA), product liability, and Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), with clients from a broad array of industries, such as the energy sector, aviation and life insurance.
Her experience as an intelligence analyst gives Courtney a unique approach to litigation, allowing her to analyze seemingly unwinnable cases and find solutions for clients, including attacks on summary judgment and class certification.
Courtney also channels this experience into her e-discovery (including electronically stored information or ESI) practice, balancing her client’s goals of accuracy and efficiency. From large-scale document reviews to targeted collections, Courtney leverages her knowledge of e-discovery tools such as Technology Assisted Review (TAR) to develop collection and review strategies that best fit her client’s needs.
She is currently the primary associate representing her client against class action lawsuits pending in federal courts nationwide. She’s had an active role litigating class certification and summary judgment and drafting appellate briefs.
Courtney serves her power company clients in a variety of ways, including lawsuits with solar developers and product manufacturers and defending her clients in multiple $100 million dollar disputes involving power outages at oil refineries.
As a lead ESI associate, Courtney manages document collection and production in a variety of complex lawsuits, including class actions and trade secret, antitrust, and product liability disputes. She also helps her clients conduct sensitive, internal investigations and respond to federal subpoenas. This extensive e-discovery experience includes the use of advanced analytics, technology-assisted review, and managed document review.
Courtney has represented her clients in multiple $10+ million jury trials involving business torts, including antitrust and trade secret theft.
Courtney’s experience includes applying relevant foreign laws to European, Asian and African-based companies involved in litigation venued in the United States.
For more than 10 years, Courtney has focused her efforts on helping victims of abuse become survivors. In her legal practice, this translates to helping victims of abuse and human trafficking navigate civil and criminal lawsuits that often prevent these survivors from moving on.
Recipient of the William M. Pomerantz Trial Award, Washington University School of Law, 2016
Recipient of the Barbara and Michael Newmark Scholar in Law Award, Washington University School of Law, 2016
Recipient of the Public Service Certificate, Washington University School of Law, 2016
Practices & Industries
- Missouri, 2016
- Kansas, 2017
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, 2016
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, 2016
- U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas, 2018
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, 2019
Washington University School of Law, J.D., 2016
- Washington University Law Review, senior editor
University of Missouri, B.A., cum laude, 2013