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Kathryn C. Arnold
Associate
Washington +1 202 662 5048 karnold@cov.com Download V-card

Kathryn Arnold’s practice focuses on representing pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device companies in government and internal investigations.

Ms. Arnold has extensive experience representing life sciences companies in government investigations involving alleged violations of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, the Anti-Kickback Statute, the False Claims Act, and other federal statutes, as well as in defending related False Claims Act litigation in federal courts across the country. With deep experience in the industry, Ms. Arnold also advises clients on a broad range of health care compliance issues including fraud and abuse, advertising and promotion, interactions with health care professionals, research/manufacturing, and compliance with the Anti-Kickback Statute. She also conducts internal corporate investigations, as well as advises clients on related remediation. Ms. Arnold has significant experience with e-discovery, and regularly counsels clients on complex issues, cost containment, and implementation of document management and other policies to minimize litigation risks.

Government and Other Investigations:

  • Represented biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device companies in federal government investigations of sales and marketing practices resulting in civil and criminal declinations.
  • 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.

Pro Bono

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.
  • Recipient of The WilmerHale LLP Award for Outstanding ProBono Service (2005)