Katie Matsoukas concentrates her practice on white collar criminal defense, government and internal investigations, corporate monitorships and general commercial litigation. Katie seeks to eliminate, minimize or mitigate her client’s criminal exposure by offering not just legal guidance, but also practical assistance in managing the ancillary issues often involved in criminal proceedings.
As chair of the firm’s White Collar and Investigations practice, Katie represents clients that include both corporations and individuals under investigation by government agencies, including the Department of Justice (DOJ), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Office of the Inspector General (OIG) and other state attorneys general. Katie works with such clients to navigate serious inquiries and claims from beginning to end. She is appreciated by clients and colleagues alike for developing smart strategies when dealing with agency professionals, as well as for her sensitivity to helping clients manage the stress associated with government investigations and proceedings.
Katie has resolved disputes covering a wide range of topics, including anti-corruption laws and regulations such as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the Anti-Kickback Statute, healthcare fraud, market manipulation and insider trading, public corruption, tax fraud, high-value contract disputes, creditors' rights, and other complex commercial litigation cases. She also has experience representing individuals and entities involved in professional sports in high-profile civil disputes.
Katie also has experience with monitorships. Notably, Katie managed the attorney team assisting partner Larry Mackey, the independent corporate compliance monitor for a large U.S. medical device manufacturer and distributor, pursuant to the company’s deferred prosecution agreements with the U.S. government.
Katie’s clients come from diverse industries and throughout the country, including the financial services, healthcare, sports, technology, real estate, construction, food and beverage, transportation, dietary supplements and not-for-profit industries.
Katie strives to serve as a catalyst for forging productive relationships between her clients and agency representatives. She focuses on creating an atmosphere of trust and respect in order to serve her client’s best interest in the face of even the most difficult or potentially devastating scenarios.
Prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg, Katie practiced at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP in New York.
Professional and Community Involvement
Founder and chapter leader, Women’s White Collar Defense Association Indianapolis Chapter
School Commission member, St. Joan of Arc Catholic School
Leader, Clemency Project, assisted in the preparation and submission of clemency petitions to the Office of the Pardon Attorney under President Obama, 2014
Indiana Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2015-2019