Katherine Norris is a Director and the West Coast leader for the Life Sciences Governance, Risk Management and Compliance practice. Katie works closely with counsel and industry professionals on established and emerging compliance & governance matters, implementation & oversight of enforcement decrees, and examination of effective compliance programs.
Katie has nearly 20 years of experience developing and implementing compliance programs and cross-functional enhancement strategies on topics ranging from risk assessment, governance and controls to specific functional activities including: healthcare professional interactions; fair market value assessments; patient support programs; third-party funding; anti-bribery & anti-corruption compliance; REMS; auditing & monitoring; transparency reporting; medical device loaner placements; physician training & education; specialty pharmacy interactions; and novel programs associated with specialty products.
Katie also has extensive experience with high-profile government and internal investigations pertaining to fraud and abuse in federal healthcare programs and other regulatory schematics. She has provided key subject matter expertise in privileged consulting engagements and serves as an Independent Review Organization expert. Her background includes multiple cases involving the prosecution of individuals; promotion and distribution of controlled substances; and alleged violations of the False Claims Act, the Anti-Kickback Statute and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), among others.
Katie serves as an Independent Review Organization expert and is a frequent speaker on compliance and ethics issues. She is a member of the Howard Baker Center Alumni Advisory Board and the Washington, D.C. Alumni Board at the University of Tennessee.
MPA (concentration: Public Policy and Law), summa cum laude, The University of Tennessee - Knoxville B.A., Telecommunication and Film, Philosophy and Psychology, magna cum laude, The University of Alabama