Botkin Chiarello Calaf name partner Katherine Chiarello was honored for her litigation and appellate work at the Travis County Women Lawyers’ Association (TCWLA) and the Travis County Women Lawyers’ Foundation (TCWLF) annual grants and awards luncheon on April 20 at the Fairmont Hotel in Austin.
Katherine was nominated for the award by clients and current and former colleagues, who noted her recent successes at the trial and appellate level. Those successes include securing a preliminary injunction on behalf of seven residents of Llano County, Texas against the censorship and removal of books from the public library based on their content. She also successfully represented Moov, a fast-growing semiconductor trading platform, against charges of trade secret misappropriation in federal district court and on appeal before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
“Katherine is always measured, firm, and overflowing with kindness. More than anyone we know, Katherine has mastered the lawyering skill of killing (or winning) with kindness,” said Botkin Chiarello Calaf partner Leah Buratti. “Katherine is the consummate advocate. Even in the midst of the most contentious of litigation, she never loses her cool and manages to remain focused on the client’s goals,” said Botkin Chiarello Calaf name partner María Amelia Calaf.
“I appreciate the recognition from my colleagues and clients, and especially from the TCWLF and the TCWLA,” Katherine said. “These organizations provide important financial support to not-for-profit organizations doing critical work for women and children in central Texas.”