Nix Patterson, LLP

Katherine Beran

Associate / Austin

kberan@nixlaw.com
512.328.5333

Education

The University of Texas School of Law, Juris Doctor, 2015, with honors

The University of Texas at Austin, Bachelor of Journalism, 2015, with highest honors

Awards and Academic Honors

The Review of Litigation, Associate Editor

Legal Research Board, Member

Top Student in Legal Research and Writing and Employment Law

Actual Innocence Clinic, Student Attorney

Dean’s List

Kappa Tau Alpha Honor Society

Gene A. Burd Top Scholar, School of Journalism Graduating Class of May 2010

Professional Associations and Memberships

State Bar of Texas

Austin Bar Association

Austin Young Lawyers Association

Bar and Court Admissions

Texas

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

Publications

Student Note: The Jury: Modern Day Investigation and Consultation, 34 REV. OF LITIG. 529 (2015)

Biography

Katherine Beran is an associate in the firm’s commercial litigation group and has a diverse background representing individuals and organizations in a wide range of litigation matters, including cases involving breaches of contract, breaches of fiduciary duty, trade secrets violations, fraud, qui tam and False Claims Act violations, anti-kickback violations, employment disputes, Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) disputes, consumer protection violations, family law disputes, and oil and gas disputes.

Katherine is admitted to practice in Texas state and federal courts and is admitted to practice in the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. She regularly appears in both state and federal courts forums around the country.

Katherine earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism, with highest honors, from The University of Texas at Austin. She worked as a journalist in Austin, Texas before attending law school at The University of Texas at Austin. Katherine earned her law degree in 2015, graduating with honors. During law school, Katherine interned for Judge Tom Price on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, worked as a student attorney for The University of Texas School of Law’s Actual Innocence Clinic, and worked for legal non-profit organizations. She also served as an Associate Editor on the Review of Litigation.