KATHERINE OLSON is a senior managing associate in the White Collar Defense and Investigations and Commercial Litigation and Disputes groups in Sidley’s office in D.C. She has experience conducting domestic and international internal investigations on a range of matters, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, fraud, bribery, and executive misconduct. Katherine represents clients in investigations and enforcement actions by regulatory and law enforcement agencies, including the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Katherine also has a wide range of litigation experience, including preparing witnesses for depositions, investigative hearings, and congressional testimony; managing e-discovery and drafting written discovery responses; and drafting dispositive motions, appellate briefing, and other briefs. She also assists clients with all stages of responding to Freedom of Information Act requests, including responses to pre-disclosure notifications and assisting with related litigation.
Katherine also maintains an active pro bono practice. Her recent pro bono matters include a successful challenge to a U.S. Department of Homeland Security final rule that would have significantly raised fees for immigration benefits, and securing summary judgment on behalf of a class of military veterans who had been improperly denied full Combat Related Special Compensation.