Katherine (Kate) Driscoll is a member of the firm’s Investigations + White Collar Defense Practice Group, who focuses her practice on investigations and enforcement actions related to white collar crime, as well as complex commercial litigation.
Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster, Kate served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Kate has extensive trial experience, obtaining multiple guilty jury and bench trial verdicts. As a federal prosecutor, Kate ran large-scale grand jury investigations, including complex wiretap and forensic financial investigations. She prosecuted a wide array of cases, including, wire fraud, bank fraud, tax fraud, health care fraud, opioid cases involving doctors and pharmacists, and money laundering. Kate led the criminal prosecution of one of the largest theft of trade secrets cases in United States history, and most recently, led COVID-19-related government fraud investigations, involving the CARES Act and the Paycheck Protection Program. Kate received the 2019 Inspector General’s Award for Excellence in Fighting Fraud, Waste and Abuse.
Kate has advised and worked closely with a variety of federal and local law enforcement agencies, including: The Federal Bureau of Investigation, The Office of Inspector General Health and Human Services, The Drug Enforcement Administration, The Office of International Affairs, The Internal Revenue Service, Homeland Security Investigations, The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, The United States Postal Service, as well as local agency partners.
Prior to serving as a federal prosecutor, Kate was a litigator at a large international law firm where she represented clients in a range of industries, including financial services, technology, and automotive, in government investigations and related civil litigation. Kate has handled matters globally, including those in Europe, Africa, and Latin America. Earlier in her career, Kate clerked for the Honorable Pamela K. Chen of the U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York.
Kate earned her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and her A.B., summa cum laude, from Bryn Mawr College.