Katy E. Koski is a partner and litigation lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. She is an experienced trial lawyer with particular experience defending pharmaceutical and other life science companies in large, multi-jurisdictional government investigations and litigations. Ms. Koski also has represented clients on matters involving product liability claims in a variety of industries, including drug and medical companies, product distributors, and aircraft manufacturers.
Since 2005, she has represented pharmaceutical manufacturers in the nationwide Average Wholesale Price (AWP) litigation. The AWP litigation consists of 50 separate lawsuits pending in state and federal courts around the country, including a qui tam action under the Federal False Claims Act and numerous civil enforcement actions brought by state attorneys general alleging violations of a variety of state statutes, including state false claims acts. Ms. Koski has appeared as co-counsel in both jury and bench trials in various jurisdictions around the country defending against these claims.
Prior to joining Foley, Ms. Koski was a partner with K&L Gates.
Ms. Koski has been has been selected for inclusion in the Massachusetts Super Lawyers – Rising Stars® (2005 – 2008, 2010 – 2011, 2013 – 2016). In 2016, The Legal 500 recognized Ms. Koski for her work in life sciences. She also was elected to membership in the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC). This invitation-only membership is comprised of the world’s leading corporate and insurance lawyers and insurance executives.
Ms. Koski is a frequent writer and speaker on topics surrounding biologic drug patents, FDA rulings on drug labelling impacting generic pharmaceutical manufacturers, and issues concerning litigation prevention, assessment and management, among other topics.
Ms. Koski earned her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 2001), where she was senior editor for the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics. She graduated, cum laude, from the University of Vermont (B.A., 1998).
Admissions and Professional Memberships
Ms. Koski is admitted to practice in Massachusetts, and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for both the Federal and First Circuits, and the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.
She is a member of the American Bar Association and its sections on Litigation, and Women in Products Liability Subcommittee. Ms. Koski is also a member of the Defense Research Institute and its Drug and Medical Device Section.