Kathleen McDermott

Adjunct Professor

Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP


(202) 739-5458


(202) 739-3001

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Katie McDermott defends healthcare and life sciences clients throughout the United States in government investigations and litigation matters relating to criminal, civil, and administrative allegations, including violations of the False Claims Act related to medically unnecessary services, off-label promotion, anti-kickback, Stark Law violations, reimbursement, privacy, and quality of care violations. Katie also advises on compliance matters relating to voluntary government disclosures, consent decrees, and corporate integrity agreements with the Office of Inspector General (OIG) and US Department of Justice (DOJ), as well as corporate fraud and abuse, ethics and transparency compliance issues.

A former Assistant US Attorney and US Department of Justice (DOJ) Healthcare Fraud Coordinator, Katie is the recipient of the HHS Inspector General’s Integrity Award for her work in government healthcare fraud matters. She has been involved in the False Claims Act practice area and related parallel proceedings for over 25 years and has been recognized as a leading False Claims Act practitioner with both government and defense experience. Katie has been designated as a Benchmark National Litigation Star in White Collar Enforcement Investigations, a DC Super Lawyer in white collar corporate matters and recognized as 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 a faculty member at University of Maryland Francis Cary School of Law and the Catholic University Columbus School of Law, teaching the healthcare fraud and abuse seminar.

Active in bar associations and industry organizations, Katie has served as chair of the American Health Lawyers Association’s Fraud and Abuse Practice Group, as co-chair of the ABA False Claims Subcommittee of the ABA White Collar Section, and chair of the Maryland State Bar Litigation Section. Katie is presently a board member for BNA Medical Devices Law and Industry publications and an officer on the Federal Bar Association Health Law Section.