Kathleen McGovern is a government investigations and white collar lawyer who advises clients regarding their most sensitive litigation, regulatory enforcement and compliance issues across a broad range of industries, including financial services, health and life sciences, telecommunications, consumer products and manufacturing, and sports and education. Kathleen leads global investigations and litigates matters involving allegations of securities and financial fraud, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations and transnational corruption, healthcare fraud and other governmental investigations.
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 multiple high-profile white collar prosecutions resulting in the convictions of executives at publicly traded companies. She has tried over 50 federal and state cases to verdict, including against the executives at one of the largest healthcare finance companies in the US in a US$2.9 billion securities fraud scheme. Kathleen was also DOJ’s representative to the US delegation on the Organization 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 spanning multiple industries, including telecommunications, manufacturing, health and life sciences, sports and education, regarding complex regulatory, risk and compliance issues, including conducting risk assessments, as well as developing antifraud and anticorruption programs.