Kacey Houston Walker is an experienced litigator who helps clients navigate their legal issues before the onset of litigation and represents them in all types of commercial litigation in state and federal courts throughout the U.S. She is the deputy leader of the firm’s Higher Education team.
I represent clients from a variety of industries in a wide range of disputes, including commercial contract claims, business torts, and land-use litigation. I frequently represent clients in trade-secret and restrictive-covenant litigation, prosecuting and defending claims concerning the ideas, products, and people that are essential to the success of their business.
I work with clients to minimize risk by understanding their business needs and developing strategies to proactively avoid legal disputes. When disputes arise, I position clients to achieve their objectives outside of litigation whenever possible. And when litigation cannot be avoided, I leverage my breadth of experience and advocacy skills to guide clients through the litigation process in courts and arbitral tribunals.
I am passionate about helping colleges and universities navigate the challenges they face. In advising clients on policy and compliance issues and litigating significant disputes, I draw from my past professional experience in higher education administration to craft solutions that advance their educational missions and fit their campus cultures. My experience includes matters involving student and faculty conduct and disciplinary proceedings, compliance with and claims under anti-discrimination laws, and general litigation on behalf of institutions of higher education.
Educational institutions face evolving challenges to their policies and processes concerning sexual misconduct as the regulatory framework and decisional law remains in flux. Our team is monitoring regulatory changes and litigation trends to help colleges and universities navigate this dynamic and high-stakes area.
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University of Michigan Law School, J.D., cum laude
Williams College, B.A., cum laude
U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
Kacey Houston Walker has been selected to Super Lawyers Rising Stars each year from 2018 through 2021. Her primary areas of practice are business litigation, civil litigation: defense and schools & education.
Kacey is a member of the Boston Bar Association and the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA).