Katharine (Katie) Ladd represents clients in complex litigation, government enforcement actions and internal investigations. Katie has handled numerous United States Department of Justice (DOJ) investigations involving health care fraud, tax evasion, insider trading and violations of other federal laws. Katie also has experience representing clients in qui tam lawsuits and negotiating Corporate Integrity Agreements with the HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG). She represents both large corporations and senior-level executives in government enforcement actions and other legal proceedings. Katie also handles internal investigations and provides counseling to clients on the creation and enhancement of compliance programs.

Prior Experience

Before joining Faegre Drinker, Katie served as a partner at an AmLaw 200 law firm in Philadelphia and as an associate at AmLaw 100 law firms in Washington, D.C. and New York.

Personal Interests

When not practicing law, Katie enjoys spending time with her family, including her husband, son, five siblings and her many nieces and nephews, all based in the Philadelphia area. 

Related Industries


Bar Admissions

District of Columbia
New York

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York


New York University School of Law
J.D. cum laude, Annual Survey of America Law (editor) (2010)

Hamilton College
B.A. in English Language and Literature, magna cum laude (2005)

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Women’s White Collar Defense Association 


  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, Rising Star: White-Collar Crime (2021)
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