Katie advises in all phases of complex, multi-jurisdictional disputes before major arbitral institutions, as well as in litigations before the U.S. courts. She has provided advice to healthcare and other corporations, individuals, and other entities (board / audit committees) in connection with anti-corruption (FCPA), U.S. government, due diligence, and other internal investigations, both in the United States and abroad.
Significant recent engagements include:
- Representing a global pharmaceutical company in a Singapore arbitration in connection with claims and counterclaims arising out of an M&A transaction.
- Representing a global pharmaceutical company in an internal investigation into allegations of improper payments by a distributor in the EMEA region.
- Representing a global pharmaceutical company in an post-M&A internal investigation into the accounting practices of an acquired company.
- Representing a Brazilian medical device manufacturer in an ICDR arbitration against a U.S. distributor relating to a licensing dispute under U.S. law, and in a related U.S. trade secrets litigation.
- Securing a victory for a leading European semiconductor manufacturer in an ICC arbitration against a US$51 million claim arising out of a pots-M&A dispute.
- Successfully representing a leading European semiconductor manufacturer in connection with IP claims arising out of a joint development technology project.
- Representing several Swiss banks in investigations under the U.S. Department of Justice’s Program for Non Prosecution Agreements for Swiss Banks.
- Advising an affiliate of a leading CIS metals company on use of Section 1782 of the U.S. Code to obtain discovery for use in aid of foreign proceedings.
She has also provided advice to foreign governments and businesses in the settlement of trade disputes under the auspices of the World Trade Organization, including developing and litigating cases both in original and compliance proceedings.
Before joining Sidley, Katie worked in the New York and Paris offices of a leading international law firm, where she gained dispute settlement and investigations experience, particularly in the area of securities / FCPA investigations and counseling. Before entering private practice, she clerked with the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and the Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy & Consumer Rights.
Katie has nearly 15 years of experience in the field. She is fluent in English and French, and has a basic knowledge of Italian.