Katie Conroy is an associate in the litigation and enforcement practice group. Katie focuses her practice on internal investigations, civil litigation, and white-collar criminal defense. Katie has experience representing corporate clients in matters involving alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, False Claims Act, and Anti-Kickback Statute. She has also assisted multiple elite academic institutions and universities in conducting internal investigations and responding to government inquiries related to foreign influence.
Katie also maintains a robust pro bono practice, representing clients in immigration and asylum matters as well as health care access. She has also assisted in the representation of multiple indigent criminal defendants in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
During law school, Katie represented indigent juvenile defendants as a student director with the Child Advocacy and Juvenile Justice Clinic. She also volunteered with the Asylum Law Project to help detainees in Dilley, Texas. Katie interned in the Minnesota United States Attorney's Office, where she worked on various civil and criminal matters including financial fraud and human trafficking. She also served as a research assistant for a publication on the evolution of First Amendment free speech rights.
- Conducted internal investigations and assisted various academic institutions and universities in responding to government inquiries related to foreign influence.
- Assisted multiple global pharmaceutical and medical device companies in DOJ and internal investigations involving alleged violations of False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback Statute relating to the promotion and sales of company products.
- Part of trial team that secured a favorable verdict on behalf of the founder of a leading home health and hospice business in a lawsuit alleging breaches of non-competition, non-solicitation, and confidentiality agreements in Texas state court.
- Member of the team that assisted Signify Health with an antitrust review and Second Request from the DOJ related to its sale to CVS Health.
- Assisted in representation of a large private asset manager and its board designees in a Delaware Court of Chancery litigation involving alleged breaches of fiduciary duties.
- Conducted anticorruption, economic sanctions, and export control due diligence in connection with dozens of cross-border transactions in the telecommunications, energy, life sciences, pharmaceutical, consumer goods, food and beverage, and agri-business industries.
- Assisted renewable energy provider in bringing suit against counterparties for breaches of contract.