University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, MI, J.D., magna cum laude, 1979
University of Michigan (Honors Program, Phi Beta Kappa), Ann Arbor, MI, A.B., 1976
Admissions to Practice
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
U.S. District Court of Massachusetts
U.S. Court of Appeal for the 1st Circuit
Boston Bar Association
Elected Member of Council (2002-2005; 2006-2010)
Member of Executive Committee (2004-2005; 2006-2009)
Chair, Criminal Law Section Steering Committee (1999-2000)
Chair, Membership Committee (2006-2007)
Chair, Nominating Committee (2000)
Trustee, Boston Bar Foundation (2004-present)
Member, Women’s Bar Association
Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member, American Bar Association (Criminal Justice Section)
Awards and Recognitions
Best Lawyers in America, Criminal Defense-White Collar (2008-2013)
New England Super Lawyer, Criminal Defense-White Collar (2005-2013)
Boston's Best Lawyers, Criminal Defense-White Collar and Non-White Collar (2011-2013)
"The Power List," Most Influential Attorneys of Massachusetts, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (2009)
Distinguished Community Leadership Award of the Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action for actions to expand diversity in the legal profession
Continuing Education and Commitment to Excellence
Panelist, Fraud and Consumer Protection, American Bar Association Current Issues in Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Litigation (2012)
Member, Lawyer Panel, Federal Court Judicial Forum (D. Massachusetts) (2009)
Panelist and Workshop Facilitator, "Criminal and Civil Enforcement in the Pharmaceutical Industry and Pharmaceutical Fraud," American Bar Association Health Care Fraud Institute (2008)
Panelist, "Trends in Health Care Fraud Enforcement," Boston Bar Association (2008)
Panelist, "Succeeding as a Woman in the Legal Profession," Boston Bar Association (2008)
Workshop Facilitator, "Criminal vs. Civil: How Government Enforcement Decisions Are Made and How You Can Influence Them," American Bar Association Health Care Fraud Institute (2007)
Panelist, "Hot Issues in Health Care Fraud," American Bar Association New England Regional White Collar Defense Committee (2007)
Panelist, "Pharmaceutical Fraud," American Bar Association Healthcare Fraud Institute (2007)
Moderator, "Foundations of White Collar Law and Handling a Health Care Fraud Case," American Bar Association Health Care Fraud Institute (2006)
Panelist, "White Collar Crime: Representing Corporate Employees," Boston Bar Association (2006)
Publications and Press
Boston Bar Journal’s President’s Page:
Legal Services: Send Lawyers, (not) Guns, and Money (the funding crisis for legal services)
Cultivating the Next Generation of Lawyer Citizens
Lawyers' War on Terrorism and Human Rights
What Would Leila J. Robinson Think (the unfinished progress of women in the legal profession)
Toward a Better Criminal Justice System (launching a task force to address the recurring problem of wrongful convictions)
Boston Bar Journal, President’s Page “Thank You, Kathy Weinman” Fall 2009
Forward, “Getting It Right: Improving the Accountability and Reliability of the Criminal Justice System,” Boston Bar Association Task Force (2009)
Boston Bar Association, Kathy Weinman Is New BBA Prez (2008)
Qui Tam Actions Against Pharmaceutical Companies
Defense Practice Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines
DA Honored for Seeking to Right Wrongful Convictions
Pro Bono / Community Service
Member, Criminal Justice Act Board (D. Massachusetts) (2010-present)
Member, Advisory Committee to recommend appointment of U.S. Attorney, U.S. Marshall and U.S. District Court Judge (appointed by Senator Kennedy in 2009)
Vice President, Temple Israel, Boston
Kathy B. Weinman
617 371 1004
Clients and Industries
In more than 25 years of legal practice, Kathy has represented many companies, executives and licensed professionals associated with a variety of industries. She has particularly significant experience representing clients in the health care, pharmaceutical, medical device, financial services and investment banking industries.
Practice Areas and Experience
Kathy works predominantly for clients faced with governmental investigations and enforcement actions, but she has also assisted clients in conducting sensitive internal investigations of suspected misconduct or non-compliance in order to avoid or minimize the damage from any adverse action by the government or other parties.
She is highly experienced in responding to investigations and government charges, and she has handled numerous hearings, trials and appeals related to actions by state and federal prosecutors, as well as governmental agencies.
As a result, Kathy has successfully dealt with a wide array of problems, including issues related to suspected health care fraud, off-label promotion of drugs and medical devices, improper pricing and kickbacks, bank fraud, securities law violations, conflict of interest rules and gift/gratuity rules affecting brokers and traders, and all kinds of government contracting fraud.
Professional Experience Outside of Collora LLP
Kathy began her legal career with Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering (now WilmerHale) in Washington, D.C., where she practiced for several years. In addition to her role as a founding partner of Collora, Kathy is an active leader of the Boston Bar Association where she recently served as President and member of the Executive Committee and previously co-chaired the Criminal Law Section, as well as the Membership and Nominating Committees.
Sample of Results in Practice *
Represented Fortune 500 pharmaceutical company in multi-year, multi-issue and parallel criminal and civil health care fraud investigation by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Boston. A civil resolution was achieved, and neither the company nor any employees were charged with crimes.
Defended international investment bank in securities investigation of its conduct as a financial advisor in connection with a large corporate merger. As a result, no enforcement proceedings were commenced.
Represented executives of pharmaceutical companies targeted for indictment in federal criminal off-label promotion investigation, following guilty pleas by the companies. The investigations concluded without any criminal charges against the clients.
Represented an international food services corporation, resolving a federal criminal tax investigation of an acquired company. The matter was concluded with a resolution involving only the defunct acquired company. That company’s shareholders and its law firm reimbursed our client for all costs and expenses associated with that action.
Defended a large public housing owner/operator charged with violation of HUD regulations, negotiating a favorable civil resolution with the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Negotiated favorable resolution of securities enforcement proceeding against broker-dealer client regarding its relationships with hedge fund managers.
Repeated representations of companies, executives and employees in financial services and health care industries, avoiding conviction, exclusion and debarments, as well as imposition of any material fines or penalties.
* This sampling of cases represents a selected, small portion of this lawyer’s total experience, and past performance is not intended to be a representation of likely future results, which must be assessed on a case-by-case basis.