Kathryn Demander’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation in federal and state courts.

Practice & Background

Ms. Demander has experience representing companies in a wide range of complex commercial and business disputes, in state, federal, and bankruptcy court. These representations often involve contract, business tort, and employment matters. In addition, Ms. Demander has significant experience representing large consumer financial services companies, including residential lenders and mortgage servicers, in cases arising under consumer protection laws, state and federal unfair competition and business practices laws, and lending, debt collection, and credit reporting statutes and regulations. Ms. Demander is also actively involved in Akin Gump’s pro bono practice.

Ms. Demander received her B.S. magna cum laude in Political Science and her B.A. magna cum laude in Philosophy from Santa Clara University in 2010, where she became a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She received her J.D. with honors in 2013 from The University of Texas at Austin School of Law. While in law school, Ms. Demander served as an associate editor of Texas Law Review.

Representative Matters

  • Assisting a large loan servicer with implementing its compliance program related to the National Mortgage Settlement
  • Defending residential lenders and mortgage servicers in single-borrower cases brought in Texas state and federal courts.
  • Assisting committee of creditors in bankruptcy proceedings with evaluation of proposed plan of reorganization, including identification, analysis, and valuation of potential causes of action to be prosecuted by the litigation trust arising from the plan.
  • Assisting committee of creditors in bankruptcy proceedings with analysis of debtors’ proposed settlement agreement connected to complex environmental litigation claims
  • Representing commercial and residential lenders in contract disputes and regulatory compliance matters
  • Representing pro bono clients in range of matters including in asylum proceedings, actions brought under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, and clemency petitions.

Community Involvement

  • Member, Dallas Bar Association
  • Member, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers