Katie is a partner in Hausfeld’s Philadelphia office. Her practice focuses on pursuing justice for plaintiffs in antitrust, consumer protection, civil and human rights, and environmental litigation. Katie has represented a diverse array of clients, including cancer patients fighting for access to affordable treatment, municipalities seeking remedies to protect the health and well-being of their residents, and app developers challenging Google’s monopolization of the mobile application marketplace.
Katie also maintains a robust pro bono practice, where she regularly represents participants in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Supervision to Aid Reentry Program in civil legal matters, and oversees the firm’s pro bono partnerships with several non-profit organizations leading the fight on racial equality and reproductive justice. She previously served as counsel for victims of childhood sexual abuse by Pennsylvania clergy and has engaged in climate change impact litigation.
Katie has received numerous accolades across several practice areas, including being recognized as an On the Rise – Top 40 Young Lawyer in the country by the American Bar Association, a Rising Star in Antitrust Litigation by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, an Energy & Environmental Trailblazer by The National Law Journal, and a Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyer by Lawdragon.
At Hausfeld, Katie leads the firm’s business development strategy efforts for the U.S. offices. As Chair of the firm’s U.S. Business Development Strategy Committee, she manages all new case investigations and potential matters. In addition, as a founding member of Hausfeld’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, Katie is deeply committed to continually examining and improving all aspects of the firm to ensure a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and dynamic work environment. She is also a member of the firm’s Hiring Committee and Pro Bono Committee. 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.
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
Fellow, American Bar Foundation
Appointed Member, American Bar Association, Antitrust Section Influence Task Force
Previously Vice Chair, American Bar Association, Antitrust Law Section Legislation Committee
Philadelphia Bar Association
Philadelphia Bar Foundation
Jewish Social Policy Action Network, Vice President (2014-2018)
Federal Reentry Court Clinic Adjunct Professor, Temple University Beasley School of Law (2015-2016)
Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Gerald A. McHugh, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (2014-2016)
Legal Writing Instructor, University of Pennsylvania Law School (2011-2012)
Pennsylvania Association for Justice
WHAT OTHERS SAY
American Bar Association
- On the Rise – Top 40 Young Lawyer in 2020
- The Green 500: Leaders in Environmental Law - Plaintiff Environmental Litigation & Justice 2023
- Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers 2022
- Leading Environmental & Energy Lawyer in 2021
- Lawyer on the Fast Track in 2017
National Law Journal
- Energy & Environmental Trailblazer in 2018
- Rising Star, Antitrust Litigation in Philadelphia since 2018
- Pro Bono Award of the Philadelphia Bar Foundation: an honor received by Katie and the firm's Philadelphia office in 2019.
- Recognized Community Partner Award: an honor given by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania for her valuable contributions to the Supervision to Aid Reentry Program (STAR) program in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in 2019.
- Pro Bono Supervisor Award: an award given by the Penn Law Toll Public Interest Center for her work with Federal Reentry Court Clinic students in 2016.
Disclaimer: The Legal Intelligencer Lawyers on the Fast Track list is issued by American Lawyer Media (ALM); a description of the selection methodology can be found here. The Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Stars list is issued by Thomson Reuters; a description of the selection methodology can be found here. The National Law Journal’s Energy and Environmental Trailblazers list is issued by ALM; a description of the selection methodology can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
- "Climate Change," 4th Annual Class Action Money & Ethics Conference (Sept. 2020), Panelist
- "Careers in Antitrust," ABA Section of Antitrust Law Program: Rutgers Law School (Nov. 2019), Panelist
- "Climate Change Litigation: To Be or Not To Be?" Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Civil Conversations CJE Program (June, 2019), Panelist
- "Healthcare & Pharma Regulation Through Antitrust Legislation," ABA Section of Antitrust Law Legislation Committee Program (April 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 2016), Moderator
- "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 2016), Panelist
Katie's other publications include:
- In re Google Play Developer Antitrust Litigation– Represents a class of app developers that sold apps or in-app products via the Google Play store. The developers allege that Google has abused its market power to exclude competing app stores from Android phones, stifling innovation and consumer choice, and resulting in a supracompetitive default 30% transaction fee. The developer class recently settled for $90 million and significant injunctive relief.
- In re Thalomid and Revlimid Antitrust Litigation– 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 (settled for $34 million)
- In re Foreign Exchange Benchmark Rates Antitrust Litigation– A case 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.
Environmental & Product Liability
- SCWA v. Dow, et al. and SCWA v. 3M Company, et al. – Two environmental cases on behalf of the largest public water supplier in the country against the manufacturers and distributors of products containing toxic chemicals for contamination of the local public drinking water.
- New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection et al. v. Ford Motor Company et al. – Katie serves as Special Counsel to the New Jersey Attorney General in an environmental justice suit against Ford Motor Company seeking natural resource damages related to environmental pollution near the company’s Mahwah, NJ plant. The State alleges that Ford polluted an area that includes the homeland of a Native American tribe and later concealed the extent of the contamination from subsequent property owners and regulators (as depicted in the HBO documentary Mann V. Ford).
- Bhatia v. 3M Company, No. 0:16 cv-1304 (D. Minn.) – A class action filed on behalf of dentists and dental practices alleging that 3M knowingly sold defective dental crowns and, even after pulling the product from the market, refused to reimburse dentists for the replacement costs, which ultimately settled for $32.5 million.
- Attorney General of the State of New Jersey, et al. v. Dow Chemical Co., et al. – Environmental litigation on behalf of the State of New Jersey against the manufacturers of the toxic chemical 1,4-dioxane for contamination of the State’s natural resources and drinking water supply, as well as deceptive and fraudulent business practices regarding the sale of 1,4-dioxane products to industrial facilities and New Jersey consumers.
- City of Philadelphia v. Polymer80, Inc. and JSD Supply, Inc. - Representing the City of Philadelphia, in partnership with the Giffords Law Center, in a lawsuit against defendants Polymer80, Inc. and JSD Supply, which are among the largest suppliers of ghost guns confiscated in Philadelphia, alleging that the named distributors have contributed to the gun violence crisis and threatened the public’s right to health and safety by marketing, selling, and dispersing unserialized ghost guns into Philadelphia.
Katie has worked on human rights litigation regarding imminent threats to public health and represented individuals pursuing civil rights claims.
We have extensive experience representing public and governmental entities, including state Attorneys General Offices, municipal utility boards, and counties in high-stakes investigations and litigation involving a variety of legal practice areas, including antitrust, consumer protection, financial services, and environmental law. The firm’s public entity portfolio includes:
- Retention by state Attorneys General Offices for antitrust litigation against Big Tech platforms.
- Retention by the largest public water supplier in the country relating to environmental contamination.
- Retention by public entities to pursue antitrust claims relating to fraud in financial markets; and
- Retention by the state of West Virginia in one of the earliest cases against the pharmaceutical industry relating to the opioid crisis, filed decades before the current wave of opioid litigation.