Katie Waddle has more than nine years of experience in financial and economic consulting related to intellectual property matters, complex business litigation and data analytics.
She has assisted clients on engagements involving patent infringement, breach of contract, misappropriation of trade secrets, tortious interference, fraud, various forms of negligence, and breach of fiduciary duty.
Katie has worked with clients across various industries, including oil and gas, energy and utility, medical devices, computer hardware and software, Internet services, semiconductors, telecommunications, and retail and consumer goods, among others.
Prior to joining StoneTurn, Katie was with an oil and gas industry leader, where she served as the Stock Options Projects Coordinator. There, she developed innovative programs to enhance the company’s human resources department, reaching out to over 126,000 employees working in more than 85 countries. Previously, she was with a global business advisory firm, where she assisted clients with in-depth analysis of large, disparate sets of financial, operational and transactional data.
Katie is a Certified Fraud Examiner (“CFE”).
In 2015, Katie was appointed to serve as Administrative Coordinator of the Houston
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Q: StoneTurn is known for being collaborative. Describe for us how the firm is able to work so seamlessly with clients and as colleagues.
As I write this, I am looking through my office doorway into the open doorway of a colleague, with whom I just finished brainstorming a damages theory approach. At StoneTurn, our doors are always open, literally and figuratively, to promote collaboration between peers and with our clients. As a group of smart professionals, we are eager to share our latest and greatest ideas, and in the same respect, we encourage the intelligent counsel we work for to share their valuable opinions as well, since we are all part of the team.
Q: Clients say they look to StoneTurn to be a trusted adviser. Can you describe how we serve in that role?
I like to describe my profession to others in laymen’s terms: “I take a large set of messy facts, figure out what actually happened, and hand back to the client a clear, concise damages opinion neatly tied with a bow.” At StoneTurn, we understand that our clients and, even more so, the people our clients work for, are placing a large amount of trust in us to be ethical, knowledgeable, and thorough in our analyses. It is an honor and a privilege to take such an advisory role, and I do so with the utmost sincerity.
Q: Why is the culture at StoneTurn so important to you?
StoneTurn’s culture sets us apart from other expert services firms. While we work hard for our clients, we are also ambassadors of each other as colleagues. We truly promote a “smart, but fun” environment where difficult problems are solved in creative ways; work/ life balance is not only encouraged, but required; and every engagement provides an opportunity to learn something new.