Katherine Funk

Former Partner at Baker & McKenzie LLP

Katherine Funk

Katherine Funk

Former Partner at Baker & McKenzie LLP

Biography

Katherine I. Funk is a partner in Crowell & Moring's Antitrust and Health Care groups in Washington, D.C. She has developed particular experience in counseling participants in the health care industry, including hospitals, providers, device companies, and life sciences companies. Katie handles matters before the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), as well as health reform initiatives and compliance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), accountable care organization (ACO) transactions, and other complex regulatory and competition law counseling and litigation matters. She has also conducted competition compliance audits and drafted corporate compliance policies. In addition, Katie has handled both antitrust and non-antitrust matters for clients in the agriculture, new media, consumer products, energy, and food sectors. Katie was a staff attorney in Mergers 1 at the FTC, from 1997 to 1999, where she reviewed transactions in health care-related industries.

Representative Engagements

* In the Matter of Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co., KGaA, FTC File No. 111 0170 (Obtained clearance for Fresenius from FTC on its $2 billion acquisition of competing dialysis provider, Liberty Dialysis, Inc.).
* Jane Doe and Rhonda Roe v. Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Assoc., et al., No. CV 07 01292 (D. AZ.) (class-action settlement entered) (Sherman Act).
* In the Matter of Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co., KGaA, FTC File No. 081-0146 (Obtained clearance for Fresenius from FTC on exclusive license agreement with Daichi Sankyo Company, Ltd. for the IV iron drug Venofer.).
* Walco Int'l Inc. v. Ivy Animal Health Inc., 2005 WL 265216 (N.D. Tex.) (Obtained complete defense verdict on all claims) (Robinson-Patman Act).
* Sun Microsystems v. Microsoft, (MDL Maryland) (Part of team that obtained largest ever settlement in a civil antitrust case) (Sherman Act, Clayton Act, and a number of other claims).

Katie was named by Nightingale Health Care Magazine as an outstanding health care antitrust attorney in 2008 for her work on a pharmaceutical licensing transaction that raised issues at the intersection of competition law and Medicare Part B reimbursement. She is also a guest lecturer on antitrust at the Johns Hopkins University Carey School of Business.


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Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, California (inactive), Iowa (inactive)

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Career History
Partner
2014 - 2015

Crowell & Moring LLP is a law firm that provides legal services in litigation and arbitration, regulatory and transactional matters. It also offers services in other areas including employee benefits, tax and white collar defense. The company was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Partner
Prior - 2014

Baker & McKenzie LLP is a US based law firm that provides legal services. It serves diverse clients from dozens of offices across the Americas and in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. The company was founded in 1949 and it is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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Member, Leadership 35 Committee
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National Womens Law Center is a private company headquartered in Washington, DC, that operates law centre that advocates for women's rights through litigation and policy initiatives.

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Belden, Inc. purchases PPC Broadband, Inc. from JM Representatives LLC

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Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA purchases Liberty Dialysis Holdings, Inc. from KRG Capital LLC, Bain Capital LP

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