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A former Assistant US Attorney and US Department of Justice (DOJ) Healthcare Fraud Coordinator, Katie McDermott represents healthcare and life sciences clients throughout the United States in federal and state government investigations and litigation matters relating to criminal, civil, and administrative allegations, including violations of the False Claims Act and its whistleblower provisions. Katie also advises Boards of Directors and senior corporate management on corporate compliance matters relating to internal investigations, voluntary government disclosures, consent decrees, and corporate integrity agreements.
In recent months, Katie has been significantly involved in providing regulatory guidance and white collar defense representation for COVID-19 matters, including State Attorney Generals and DOJ subpoenas to healthcare providers on COVID-19 compliance, advice on price gouging and counterfeit supply chain issues, stimulus relief compliance and PREP Act and State immunity issues.
Katie is a recipient of the HHS Inspector General’s Integrity Award for her work in government healthcare fraud matters and has been recognized as a leading False Claims Act practitioner with both government and defense experience. She has been designated as a Benchmark National Litigation Star in White Collar Enforcement Investigations, a Washington DC Super Lawyer in white collar corporate matters and a Life Sciences Star in Fraud and Abuse by the Legal Media Group.
Katie teaches and publishes regularly on health industry compliance and enforcement developments. She currently serves as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Maryland Francis Cary School of Law where she teaches the healthcare fraud and abuse seminar. Active in bar associations and industry organizations, Katie is presently a member of the Bloomberg Advisory Board for Medical Devices Law and Industry Report, Chair of the Federal Bar Association Health Law Section and a member of the Women’s White Collar Defense Association.
In addition to scores of federal and state investigations, Katie has been involved in numerous trial and appellate proceedings in the past 33 years, including published and unpublished court decisions involving the False Claims Act, healthcare fraud, federal constitutional law, federal discrimination law and state law business torts. Recent corporate defense counsel representations in the health industry include:
Recognized, Litigation - Health Care, Washington, DC, The Best Lawyers in America (2023)
Ranked, Healthcare, District of Columbia, Chambers USA (2020–2022)
Named, Modern Healthcare’s “Largest Healthcare Firm” (2016–2021)
Adjunct Faculty, University of Maryland Francis Cary School of Law
Chair, Federal Bar Association Health Law Section
Bloomberg Advisory Board for Medical Devices Law & Industry Report
National Litigation Star, White-Collar Crime/Enforcement/Investigations, Benchmark Litigation (2016–2018)
Life Sciences Star, Non-IP Litigation and Enforcement, LMG Life Sciences (2016–2022)
Life Sciences Star, Fraud and Abuse, LMG Life Sciences (2012–2016)
Top Lawyers Hall of Fame, Washingtonian (2022)
Best Lawyers, Washingtonian (2007–2019)
Recognized, White Collar Matters, Washington, DC Corporate Counsel Super Lawyers
Recognized, Health Care and Criminal Defense: White Collar, Washington, DC Super Lawyers (2007–2009, 2014–2020)
Patricia Meador Leadership and Mentoring Award by American Health Lawyers’ Fraud and Abuse Practice Group (2013)
Co-Chair, White Collar Crime False Claims Act Subcommittee of the American Bar Association
Chair, American Health Lawyers Association Fraud and Abuse Practice Group and Program Committee for Annual Fraud and Compliance Forum
Chair, Litigation Section of the Maryland State Bar Association
Fellow, Maryland Bar Foundation
Fellow, American Bar Association Foundation
Recipient, US Department of Health & Human Services Inspector General's Integrity Award
Assistant US Attorney and DOJ Health Care Fraud Coordinator,
Affirmative Civil Fraud Coordinator, Professional Responsibility Officer, for the US Attorney's Office, District of Maryland