Kathleen McGovern is a government investigations and white collar lawyer who advises clients regarding their most sensitive litigation, regulatory enforcement and compliance issues across industries, including financial services, health and life sciences, sports and education.
Kathleen leads global investigations and litigates matters involving allegations of securities and financial fraud, healthcare and disaster relief fraud, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations and transnational corruption, as well as other governmental investigations. She has tried over 50 federal and state cases to verdict, including securing convictions against the executives at one of the largest healthcare finance companies in the US in a US$2.9 billion securities fraud scheme.
In addition to her private practice experience, Kathleen served in the public sector as a US federal and state prosecutor. During her time at the Department of Justice (DOJ), Kathleen served as the Senior Deputy Chief of the DOJ’s Fraud Section, Criminal Division, leading a team of more than 150 trial attorneys. She also led corporate fraud investigations and prosecutions resulting in the convictions of executives at publicly traded and financial services companies, and tried multiple high-profile white collar cases to verdict. Kathleen was also DOJ’s representative to the US delegation on the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Working Group on Bribery and Corruption.
Prior to joining the firm, Kathleen served as a principal at a Big Four consulting firm where she led the Forensics Healthcare Practice (East). In that capacity, she led the team that provided guidance on the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to the firm’s US clients, across all service lines. She also regularly advised clients regarding complex investigative, risk and compliance issues across a broad range of industries.
Public Sector and Government Experience
Private Practice Experience