Katie R. Beran
Katie is an associate in the firm’s Philadelphia office focusing on antitrust, civil and human rights, and environmental litigation. In recent years, Katie has been named a Lawyer on the Fast Track by The Legal Intelligencer, a Rising Star in Antitrust Litigation by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, and an Energy & Environmental Trailblazer by the National Law Journal.
Katie’s active antitrust matters include In re Thalomid and Revlimid Antitrust Litigation, No. 14-6997 (D.N.J.), a class action alleging that the defendant’s extensive anticompetitive conduct excluded generic alternatives for Thalomid and Revlimid, two drugs used to treat rare but deadly conditions, from entering the market, causing end payors to incur millions of dollars in overcharges. Katie is also a member of the In re Foreign Exchange Benchmark Rates Antitrust Litigation, 13-7789 (S.D.N.Y.) team, alleging a conspiracy to fix the prices of foreign exchange instruments among some of the largest banks in the world, in which the firm has secured more than $2.3 billion in settlements.
Katie’s environmental law matters include representation of the Suffolk County Water Authority in two water contamination cases, Suffolk County Water Authority v. The Dow Chemical Company et al., 17-6980 (E.D.N.Y.) and Suffolk County Water Authority v. The 3M Company et al., 17-6982 (E.D.N.Y.).
Before joining the firm, Katie served as a federal Law Clerk to the Honorable Gerald A. McHugh in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania during the first two years of Judge McHugh’s tenure on the Bench. While clerking, Katie was heavily involved in the Supervision to Aid Reentry (“STAR”) Program, where she served as an Adjunct Professor for the inaugural year of the Federal Reentry Court Clinic and received the 2016 Penn Law Toll Public Interest Center Pro Bono Supervisor Award for her work with 3L students. Katie previously worked as a litigation associate at a large firm, where she practiced commercial litigation, health law, and family law.
Katie earned her bachelor's degree, magna cum laude, in sociology and multi-ethnic studies from American University, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and the University Honors Program. Katie graduated, cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. While at Penn, she was a Legal Writing Instructor and an Associate Editor of the Journal of Law and Social Change. She was also the director of the Feminist Working Group, and co-founded and served as the managing director of the Civil Rights Law Project.
Katie continues to be involved in the Federal Reentry Court Clinic as a pro bono supervising attorney and was recognized in 2019 for her valuable contributions to the STAR program. Katie also previously served as a Vice President on the Executive Board of the Jewish Social Policy Action Network (“JSPAN”), a progressive non-profit organization.
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University of Pennsylvania Law School, cum laude, 2012
American University, magna cum laude, 2009
U.S. District Court – Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court – New Jersey
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Affiliations & Memberships
Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Supervision to Aid Reentry Program, Recognized Community Partner (2019)
National Law Journal, Energy & Environmental Trailblazer (2018)
Super Lawyers, Pennsylvania Antitrust Litigation Rising Star (2018-2019)
The Legal Intelligencer, Lawyer on the Fast Track (2017)
Penn Law Toll Public Interest Center, Pro Bono Supervisor Award (2016)
American Bar Association
- Vice Chair, Legislation Committee, ABA Section of Antitrust Law (2018-2021)
- Young Lawyer Representative, Legislation Committee, ABA Section of Antitrust Law; Young Lawyer Division Public Service Team (2017-2018)
Philadelphia Bar Association
Philadelphia Bar Foundation
Jewish Social Policy Action Network, Vice President (2014-2018)
Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Gerald A. McHugh, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (2014-2016)
Reentry Court Clinic Adjunct Professor (2015-2016), Temple University Beasley School of Law
Co-author, “The Federal Trade Commission Slams Impax/Endo Reverse Payment Settlement,” Hausfeld Competition Bulletin/Lexology (May 2019).
Author, Recent Third Circuit Product-Hopping Case Warrants Rehearing, Lexology (Nov. 16, 2016).
Revisiting the Prostitution Debate: Uniting Liberal & Radical Feminism in Pursuit of Policy Reform, Law and Inequality: A Journal of Theory and Practice. University of Minnesota Law Journal, Volume 30, Issue 1 (2012).
Nowhere to Fall: Facing the Economic Crisis in the U.S, Z Magazine (Oct. 2009). Co-author with Professor Celine-Marie Pascale.
Presentations & Speeches
Moderator, ABA Section of Antitrust Law Legislation Committee Program: Healthcare & Pharma Regulation Through Antitrust Legislation (April 25, 2019)
Moderator, Successful Reentry: Innovative Programs to Reduce Recidivism and Reform the Criminal Justice System, Pursuing Justice 2016: Bend the Arc’s First National Conference (June 6, 2016)
Panelist, Transformative Lawyering, Community Partnerships and the Power of Reentry Court, 2nd Annual Conference for Integrating Spirituality, Law and Politics, Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law (June 4, 2016)