Mary K. King

Senior E-Discovery Attorney

Katie is a Senior E-Discovery Attorney with Kilpatrick Townsend’s LitSmart® E-Discovery Team. Katie works closely with the team’s project managers on all operational aspects of e-discovery and provides guidance and counsel to case teams and clients on legal matters that arise throughout the discovery process. As a member of team management, Katie assists with the development and implementation of the team’s strategic goals and visions. In addition, she has created dozens of standard operating procedures for the team’s project managers, technology specialists and document review teams that ensure defensibility, quality control, and consistent service delivery to clients. Katie also assists case teams and clients with a variety of e-discovery-related matters, including: discovery-related pleadings; ESI agreements and protocols; effective legal hold and document preservation strategies; conducting defensible and targeted document collections; streamlining discovery processes; third-party and government subpoena responses; and compliance with e-discovery case law, rules and model orders.

Katie is a member of the firm’s Subpoena Response Team, assisting the firm and its clients in responding to third-party subpoenas. In this role, she develops strategy for and implements legal holds; negotiates with requesting parties on scope of subpoenas and cost-shifting; drafts pleadings including motions to quash; drafts responses and objections; and oversees all e-discovery operational work, including the collection, review, and production of documents associated with responding to subpoenas.

In addition to her e-discovery experience, Katie previously practiced law in the areas of securities, consumer and product liability class action litigation in Atlanta, Georgia. Katie was named a North Carolina "Rising Star" in the area of e-discovery by Super Lawyers magazine each year from 2015-2017.

Professional & Community Activities

Concussion Legacy Foundation, Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy, Boston University, Family Advisory Board Member

Hospice Foundation Leadership Council, Founding Member and Chair

Peace Corps Volunteer, Gabon, Central Africa, focusing on STD and HIV/AIDS prevention and maternal and child health (1999-2000)

12th State Forum, Charter Member

Sedona Conference, Member (Working Groups 1 and 6)

Winston-Salem Arts Council, Campaign Cabinet Member

Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce, Government Affairs Council, Former Member

Winston-Salem Volunteer Council, Kilpatrick Townsend, Member

Education

  • Emory University School of Law, J.D. (2005)
  • Duke University, B.A., English and Studio Art (1998)

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina (2012)
  • Georgia (2005)

Admissions

  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina

Who We Are

1001 West Fourth Street
Winston-Salem, NC, 27101-2400
USA
t +1 336.607.7306
f +1 336.419.0030

Mary K. King

Experience Highlights

Lead discovery counsel in product liability class action lawsuit
Currently serving as lead discovery counsel for a global engine manufacturer in a complex product liability class action matter. As lead discovery more
Lead discovery counsel in complex environmental enforcement actions
Currently serving as lead discovery counsel for a state environmental agency and its assigned Department of Justice team in multiple complex more
Lead discovery counsel in contract dispute involving multi-million dollar construction project
Currently serving as lead discovery counsel for a global manufacturer involving the design and development of a bio-fuel construction project. As more
Serves on the firm’s Subpoena Response Team
Member of the firm’s Subpoena Response Team, assisting the firm and its clients in responding to third-party subpoenas. In this role, develops more