• St. John's University (B.S., 2012, magna cum laude)
  • Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 2017)


  • District of Columbia

Katherine E. Nolan practices in the Firm’s Complex Litigation, Pharmaceutical Products, and Toxic Torts & Products Liability groups.

Ms. Nolan has experience in defending corporate clients in commercial litigation, including construction and engineering disputes, breach of contract, and design claims, as well as mass toxic tort claims.  Her practice extends to serial litigation, multidistrict litigation, and class action litigation.

She is currently defending a major engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractor against alleged breach of contract, professional negligence, and fraud claims in Arkansas Circuit Court arising from a nearly $1 billion agrochemical plant relocation and expansion project. Ms. Nolan will serve as a team member at the upcoming estimated 10-week jury trial where her role includes, among other responsibilities, defending against professional negligence, fraud, breach of contract, and design claims, preparing to take and defend depositions, and preparing engineering and construction expert witnesses for depositions and trial.

A 2020 Capital Pro Bono Honoree, Ms. Nolan successfully represented three developmentally disabled children in D.C. Superior Court in a complex child-custody dispute involving a lengthy procedural history, multiple generations, and several intra-family offenses by multiple parties.

Immediately prior to joining the Firm, Ms. Nolan clerked for the Honorable Judge Jennifer M. Anderson of the D.C. Superior Court. She has experience in document review on federal criminal matters, including the Anti-Kickback Statute and the False Claims Act.

Ms. Nolan received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.  During law school, she served as a Law Clerk in the Office of Chief Counsel, U.S. Department of Commerce Trade Enforcement & Compliance, where she drafted briefs for the Department of Justice defending antidumping and countervailing duty determinations in the U.S. Court of International Trade and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. She was a Georgetown Law Pro Bono Pledge Honoree and received the Institute of International Economic Law WTO Certification for advanced specialization in global trade, ADR, and international litigation. She graduated magna cum laude from St. John's University with a B.S. in Legal Studies.