Katie Matsoukas concentrates her practice on internal investigations, government investigations, white collar criminal defense, corporate monitorships, and general commercial litigation. She is appreciated by clients and colleagues alike for developing smart and creative strategies for dealing with government inquiries, as well as for her sensitivity to helping clients manage the difficulties and stress associated with these matters.
Katie offers not just legal guidance, but also practical assistance in managing the ancillary issues often involved in her matters. As co-chair of the firm’s White Collar, Compliance and Investigations practice and lead of the White Collar and Investigations group, she focuses on internal investigations as well as assisting corporations and individuals under investigation by government agencies, including the Department of Justice (DOJ), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and other state attorneys' general. Her experience ranges from large-scale investigations involving multiple federal agencies to representing individuals before licensing boards. Her specialized expertise includes long term care facility operations; higher education investigations; pharmacy licensing; medical device compliance; international law enforcement and Mutual Legal Assistance Treaties; and representation of athletes and other high-profile individuals.
Katie works with clients to navigate white collar matters in an organized and thoughtful manner and to guide clients from beginning to end, including through internal inquiries, voluntary disclosures, interaction with multiple federal or state agencies, and related civil matters.
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 represents individuals and entities in the sports and entertainment fields and assists them in managing transactions and disputes.
Additionally, Katie has monitorship-focused experience. She 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 from 2016 to 2019. Katie is also a member of the team assisting the Special Compliance Coordinator appointed by the U.S. Department of Commerce to monitor, assess and report on the U.S. export control compliance of Zhongxing Telecommunications Equipment Corporation, of Shenzhen, China, and ZTE Kangxun Telecommunications Ltd. of Hi-New Shenzhen, China (collectively, ZTE).
Katie strives to build long-lasting relationships with her clients and to serve as an ongoing resource in a variety of internal compliance and investigation matters and external interactions with regulators. Her goal is to create an atmosphere of trust and respect in order to serve her client’s best interests in the face of even the most difficult and stressful scenarios. As needed, Katie effectively leverages her extensive, global network of friends and colleagues in the white collar bar, including as part of the Women’s White Collar Defense Association.
Beyond her practice, Katie is dedicated to pro bono work, having represented indigent individuals in federal criminal and civil cases. She also assisted in the preparation and submission of clemency petitions to the Office of the Pardon Attorney under President Obama.
Professional and Community Involvement
Board member, Board of Directors, Indiana Federal Community Defenders
Founder and chapter leader, Women’s White Collar Defense Association, Indianapolis Chapter
Leader, Clemency Project, 2014
The Best Lawyers in America, 2024
Chambers USA, 2022-2023
Indiana Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2015-2019