Kathryn Arnold’s litigation practice focuses on representing corporate clients in white-collar defense and complex civil matters.
Ms. Arnold has a particular emphasis representing pharmaceutical companies in internal corporate and government investigations involving allegations of off-label marketing, kickbacks, and related issues. She also assists clients resolve compliance and other risks through internal investigations and counseling covering a wide variety of subject areas, including anti-kickback compliance. Ms. Arnold draws upon her experience assisting clients being investigated by the government including in the pharmaceutical, securities, and defense industries, as well as in representing clients before state and federal courts across the country. Ms. Arnold also regularly counsels clients on e-discovery issues and document retention obligations. She has represented clients before the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Department of Defense, Office of the Inspector General.
Prior to joining the firm in March 2009, Ms. Arnold spent five years as an associate at a leading law firm in Washington, DC.
Government and Other Investigations:
- Represented pharmaceutical company in a federal investigation of off-label marketing and related issues.
- Conducted internal investigation for pharmaceutical company involving anti-kickback statute compliance in connection with a pending criminal investigation.
- Represented pharmaceutical company in internal investigation involving alleged improprieties related to internal controls and good manufacturing practices.
- Represented national defense contractor in an internal investigation and related federal criminal investigations involving conflict of interest issues and alleged improprieties regarding billion-dollar defense procurements.
- Represented Board of Directors in an internal investigation of stock options practices.
- Conducted internal investigations for pharmaceutical company involving intellectual property issues arising out of contractual obligations.
Complex Commercial Litigation:
- Represented Irish company before the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in a favorably settled internet domain dispute involving complex procedural and novel legal issues implicating internet auctions.
- Obtained confirmation of an AAA Arbitration Panel decision in a successful defense of an international automobile company in appellate proceedings before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
- Served as counsel to trade associations in copyright infringement dispute before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, including assisting with negotiating the then largest attorney’s fee award under The Copyright Act.
- Represented global investment bank in successful appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in action involving Truth in Lending Act and related claims.
- Assisted Fortune 500 technology corporation in multi-million dollar sanctions proceedings before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California and obtained $9.3 million fee award.
- Represented international retail company in successfully settled contract dispute before the Massachusetts District Court.
Honors and Rankings
- Recipient of The WilmerHale LLP Award for Outstanding ProBono Service (2005)
Ms. Arnold maintains an active pro bono practice and has devoted significant time over the years to assisting clients resolve both civil and criminal matters.
- Favorably resolved multiple insurance claims prior to filing suit in the Superior Court for the District of Columbia for breach of contract and related tort claims.
- Obtained partial reversal of criminal conviction through appeal to the Maryland Court of Special Appeals.
- Successful settlement of contract claim pending against an individual before the District Court of Maryland.
Publications and Speeches
- "Corporate Crime After 2002: New Solutions to Corporate Crime or Deja Vous?," 40 Am. Crim. L. Rev. 219 (2003), Co-Author
- "Are the Perpetrators of Honor Killings Getting Away With Murder? Article 340 of the Jordanian Penal Code Analyzed Under the CEDAW," 16 Am. U. Intl. L. Rev. 1343 (2001), Author