Gibbs & Bruns partner Kathy Patrick was named one of The University of Texas at El Paso’s (UTEP) “2013 Distinguished Alumni.”  Each year, UTEP honors select alumni who “stand out for their achievements, dedication, integrity and hard work.”

During her tenure at UTEP, Kathy was a history major with a concentration in Soviet and Eastern European studies.  Fellow UTEP graduate and trial lawyer Paul Yetter shared the following about Kathy with whom he served on UTEP’s student government panel,

Kathy was passionate about bringing positive changes to the campus.  As just a freshman, she had a big role in what turned out to be a great year.  At the same time, she was making straight A’s and winning a slew of beauty pageant titles.  She was a dynamo.

Kathy graduated, with highest honors, in 1982 and went on to attend Harvard Law School.  Following graduation from law school, Kathy was a law clerk to Judge John R. Brown of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit from 1985 to 1986.

Kathy focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation, with an emphasis on securities law, creditor recovery litigation, and institutional investor litigation.  Kathy’s representative clients include: Huntsman Corporation, PIMCO, BlackRock, Trust Company of the West, Invesco, Western Asset Management, Ambac Assurance, the former outside directors of Enron Corporation and the State of Arizona

The UTEP magazine feature article honoring Kathy can be viewed here.