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Kathleen Paley
Kathleen E. Paley
Special Counsel
Washington +1 202 662 5641 kpaley@cov.com Download V-card

Kathleen Paley's practice focuses on matters involving complex legal issues facing the firm’s pharmaceutical clients, particularly in mass tort proceedings. She has represented clients at all stages of litigation in both federal and state courts. Ms. Paley also has significant experience representing manufacturers of both prescription and over-the-counter medications in investigations by the Department of Justice and Congress, as well as experience with internal investigations.

  • Counsel for Bayer in Mirena product liability litigation.
  • Counsel for Eli Lilly and Company in Cymbalta and Cialis product liability litigation.
  • Counsel for Boehringer Ingelheim in Pradaxa product liability litigation.
  • Counsel for 32 NFL Clubs in Evans, et al. v. Arizona Cardinals, et al., a suit regarding the provision of medications to players.
  • Counsel to Merck & Co., Inc. in Fosamax product liability litigation.
  • Counsel to Bristol-Myers Squibb in a class action lawsuit alleging that its co-pay assistance program for its blockbuster drug Abilify violates the RICO Act
  • Counsel to a brand pharmaceutical manufacturer in Average Wholesale Price litigation, defending against claims under state consumer protection laws and false claims act statutes
  • Counsel to a pharmaceutical manufacturer for investigations brought by the Department of Justice and Congress relating to product recall issues.
  • Counsel to a pharmaceutical manufacturer in a Department of Justice investigation relating to alleged product quality and manufacturing issues.
  • Counsel to pharmaceutical manufacturers conducting internal investigations.

Pro Bono

  • Secured a “not guilty” verdict in a jury trial for a defendant charged with assault.
  • Negotiated a favorable settlement for clients in a landlord-tenant dispute regarding housing conditions.
  • Secured primary custody for a parent after her child was removed from the parent’s custody when she was acting pro se.
  • 2015 Capital Pro Bono High Honor Roll
  • 2014 Capital Pro Bono High Honor Roll
  • 2012 Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll