Katie R. Heilman
Katie is an associate in Arent Fox’s Complex Litigation Group, where her practice focuses on intellectual property matters, health care reimbursement disputes, and environmental litigation. She has been involved in litigation matters in state and federal court, as well as arbitrations, and is experienced in all phases of litigation, including discovery, depositions, motion practice, trial preparation, and appeals. Katie has counseled clients on regulatory compliance and litigation strategy in a wide range of industries, including fashion and luxury goods, real estate, health care, agriculture and biotechnology, media and entertainment, and hospitality.
Katie is also a member of the Government Relations Group. In her Government Relations practice, she counsels clients, including corporate clients, nonprofits, small businesses, and start-ups, on a wide variety of public policy matters arising at the federal, state, and local level.
Katie is active in pro bono matters. She has represented caregivers in several guardianship proceedings in DC Superior Court and regularly participates in intake for the Legal Aid Society of Washington, DC.
After graduating from law school, Katie clerked for the Honorable Beth P. Gesner, United States Magistrate Judge, in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. Before joining the legal profession, Katie spent six years working on Capitol Hill for former United States Representative Thomas M. Reynolds. Katie worked for Congressman Reynolds at the National Republican Congressional Committee during his four-year tenure as chairman. Prior to joining the NRCC, Katie was a legislative assistant/legislative correspondent in Congressman Reynolds’ House office, where she worked on social security, financial services, international relations, housing, and tax issues.
Publications, Presentations and Recognitions
During law school, Katie was a staff member of the American University Law Review and wrote the comment, “Contemplating ‘Cruel and Unusual’: A Critical Analysis of Baze v. Rees in the Context of the Supreme Court’s Eighth Amendment ‘Proportionality’ Jurisprudence,” 58 Am. U. L. Rev. 633 (2009).