Biography

Before joining Franklin & Marshall in 2013, Katie practiced law in Washington, DC.  She was most recently associated with Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, where she was a member of the Business Fraud and White Collar Defense practice group.  In her legal practice, Katie represented corporations and individuals in a wide range of white collar criminal, regulatory, and civil matters involving, among other things, the Controlled Substances Act, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, securities and accounting fraud, antitrust, bank fraud, international money laundering, on-line gaming, obstruction of justice, and bribery.  She successfully represented her clients in internal investigations, matters before regulatory bodies, and in federal and local courts.

Katie served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Bohdan A. Futey at the United States Court of Federal Claims in Washington, D.C. immediately following her graduation from law school.

Before attending law school, Katie spent three years working in human resources for the Four Seasons Hotels in New York City and was a Samuel H. Kress Fellow in the Department of Paintings Conservation at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

Katie earned her undergraduate degree from Bucknell University, where she was captain of the women’s varsity field hockey team.  She earned her law degree from Villanova University School of Law.  At Villanova, she was a member of the International Law and Pro-Bono Societies, and the Moot Court Board.  She was named Best Oralist at the J. Braxton Craven, Jr. Memorial Moot Court Competition at the University of North Carolina Law School in 2007. During law school, Katie also served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Clarence C. Newcomer in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.  She maintains an active law license in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

Education

B.A. in German / International Relations, minor in Art History, Cum Laude, Bucknell University, May 2001.

J.D., Cum Laude, Villanova University School of Law, May 2007.