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 thus far secured more than $2.3 billion in settlements.
Katie’s environmental law matters include Clean Air Council v. USA et al., No. 17-4977 (E.D. Pa.), pro bono climate change litigation on behalf of Philadelphia’s oldest environmental non-profit, Clean Air Council, and two Pennsylvania children. Katie also represents 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 currently serves as a Vice President on the Executive Board of the Jewish Social Policy Action Network (“JSPAN”), a progressive non-profit organization. She also continues to be involved in the STAR program as a pro bono supervising attorney. Katie was recognized in 2019 by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania for her valuable contributions to the program.
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