Katherine Ginzburg Treistman

Katherine Ginzburg Treistman

Shareholder

Katherine Ginzburg Treistman is a shareholder and experienced trial lawyer focusing on complex commercial disputes in the energy, technology, and finance sectors. Katherine handles some of the most high-profile disputes ranging from antitrust, auditor liability, and employment, to other multimillion-dollar commercial claims. She represents both plaintiffs and defendants in high-stakes commercial disputes in state and federal courts, as well as in arbitration proceedings. Katherine also has broad trial and pre-trial experience. She is a frequent speaker for her clients and the Harris County judiciary on CLE topics pertaining to litigation matters, and has recently chaired the litigation module for the 69th annual Oil and Gas Conference for the Institute of Energy Law. Katherine takes an active role in her firms’ employment and diversity committees.

  • Complex commercial disputes
  • Intellectual property disputes
  • Patent infringement claims
  • Auditor liability disputes
  • Employment disputes
  • Breach of contract and fraud claims

Capabilities

Experience

  • Defended the former CEO of a global oilfield services company in a multimillion-dollar fraud claim against him and the company’s other officers, brought by a leading investment management firm that loaned money to the company prior to its bankruptcy filing.°
  • Represented a global oil and oilfield services company in various court proceedings and in a high-profile arbitration in various disputes related to the sales of gas compressors and related contracts.°
  • Representation of client in a multimillion-dollar fraud dispute in Fort Worth.°
  • Representation of client in a $1.75 billion class action involving violations of California Invasion of Privacy Act.°
  • Representation of a petroleum company in an appeal and retrial of $160 million judgment.°
  • Representation of energy company in climate change litigation brought in various state courts.°

°The above representations were handled by Ms. Treistman prior to her joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

  • Intern, Office of Presidential Speechwriting, The White House, 1991

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2005-2010
  • Member, Association of Women Attorneys, 1996-Present
  • Member, Houston Trial Lawyers Association, 1996-Present
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation, 2015

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., with honors, University of Texas School of Law, 1996
    • Order of the Coif
    • Member, Texas Law Review
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Tufts University, 1993
Admissions
  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States
Languages
  • Russian, Fluent
  • Spanish, Proficient