Partner, Washington, D.C.
Katie Hellings prosecuted cases for the United States Department of Justice's Antitrust Division for nearly 11 years. For three years, she served as Assistant Chief of the Antitrust Division's National Criminal Enforcement Section. In that role, she managed section matters and personnel, including teams of trial attorneys and law enforcement personnel prosecuting regional, domestic, and international cartel cases, foreign corrupt practices act (FCPA) violations, wire fraud, mail fraud, bribery, kickbacks, and obstruction. Prior to becoming Assistant Chief, Katie served as a trial attorney for the National Criminal Enforcement Section.
In her nearly 11 years at the Department of Justice, Katie prosecuted complex white collar criminal investigations, including two of the Antitrust Division's largest international cartel investigations in history: air transportation and auto parts. She served as lead prosecutor in the largest criminal investigation in Antitrust Division history, an investigation of price fixing, bid rigging, and market allocation in the automobile parts industry, which, prior to her departure from the Antitrust Division, resulted in charges against 23 corporations and nearly US$2 billion in criminal fines, including the second-highest criminal fine in Antitrust Division history (US$470 million). In that investigation, Katie and her team also charged more than 25 individuals and obtained the longest jail sentence for a foreign national voluntarily submitting to U.S. jurisdiction (24 months). In the air transportation investigation, Katie was a member of the team that prosecuted more than 20 airlines for price fixing, resulting in a then-record setting US$1.8 billion in criminal fines, as well as criminal charges against more than 20 individuals.
In law school, Katie was a member of The George Washington University Law Review.