Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
Katie McDermott is a Partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP and has been involved in health industry enforcement and compliance matters for over 22 years. She has served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney and DOJ Health Care Fraud Coordinator, and is a recipient of the HHS-OIG Inspector General’s Integrity Award for her work in government health care fraud matters.
Ms. McDermott has been recognized as a leading False Claims Act practitioner with government and defense experience and is lead counsel in several government investigations and litigations related to violations of the False Claims Act and parallel criminal and administrative statutes. She has been designated as one of the top fraud and abuse compliance attorneys in the country by Nightingale’s and on several occasions as a DC Super Lawyer in white collar matters, and a LMG Life Sciences Star in Fraud and Abuse Matters.
In addition to active federal and state investigations, recent litigation defense representations include U.S. ex rel. Colquitt v. Abbott Laboratories et al. (for Johnson & Johnson and Cordis Corporation)(N.D. Texas)(False Claims Act alleged device off-label)(2013); U.S. ex rel. Walterspiel v. Quintiles Transnational Corporation (WDNC)(False Claims Act alleged FDA regulatory violations)(2013); U.S. v. Satilla Health Services (S.D.GA) (False Claims Act alleged hospital quality of care)(2012); and, HHS Inspector General v. Dinkel (alleged billing false claims b(7) administrative exclusion proceeding)(2012).
Katie is active in teaching, publishing and speaking on False Claims Act and corporate compliance matters. She has served as Chair of the Maryland State Bar Litigation Section Council, Co-Chair of the ABA White Collar False Claims Qui Tam Sub-Committee and Chair of the American Health Lawyers Fraud and Abuse Practice Group. She currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Bloomberg BNA Medical Device Industry Publication. She is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia, Massachusetts and Maryland and has been admitted in various federal and state court proceedings.