Katharine Suominen focuses her practice on litigation matters, including complex commercial litigation for public and private companies, white collar criminal defense and investigations, internal corporate investigations and design and implementation of compliance programs, and insurance coverage disputes.
Katharine has experience with both state and federal court proceedings.
Katharine maintains an active pro bono practice, previously working on projects with a focus on human rights issues. She has also represented pro bono clients in defamation, veteran’s disability, and Title VII discrimination cases.
Represented the audit committee of a publicly-traded telecommunications company in connection with criminal and civil Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigations and a related internal investigation. The Department of Justice (DOJ) declined to prosecute the company, instead issuing a declination letter*
Represented a construction company executive charged in the Southern District of New York with bribery and public corruption offenses*
Represented a government transportation organization in an investigation involving the operation of their facilities*
Represented the executives of a biopharmaceutical company in connection with parallel investigations by the DOJ and Securities and Exchange Commission into allegations of accounting and securities fraud*
Represented a cryptocurrency company in connection with state and federal investigations into its initial coin offering*
Represented the director and founder in a breach of fiduciary duty action filed in New York state court*
Represented a major insurance company in multi-million dollar coverage dispute*
Represented a global computer company in the defense of a putative class action in the Eastern District of New York alleging violations of New York’s deceptive practices act, N.Y. G.B.L. Section 349 and Section 350, and a consumer fraud claim under N.J.S.A. §§ 56:8-1, et seq*
Represented a creditor in an adversary bankruptcy proceeding filed in the Southern District of Florida*
Represented a major news organization in a dispute arising from an affiliation agreement pending in Delaware Chancery Court*
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